I have only recently heard of dry brushing your skin, for me, it made sense and sounded like it might exfoliate my skin. I was unaware of the other benefits it possessed. So I did a bit of research and here is what I found.
What is involved?
- Pick a natural-bristle brush that’s stiff but not too hard.
- Your skin and brush should be dry.
- Begin by brushing the outermost parts of your body (hands and feet) towards the center of your body.
- Brush strokes should be soft and gentle, this should not hurt or sting.
- This is for the body not for that face, so don’t dry brush your face. You can do your neck.
- It is normal for your skin to be a bit pink afterwards however it shouldn’t be red or too sensitive to touch.
- Shower after skin brushing to remove exfoliated skin.
- Moisturize the skin after your shower, coconut oil is a good option.
Reasons for doing it:
- Skin detox allows toxins to move out of the body
- Removes dead skin layers and softens out rough patches
- Cleanse the lymphatic system
- Helps reduce cellulite and prevent it and who doesn’t want that?
- Soft the skin and opens clogged pores
- It’s incredibly energizing and invigorating
- Stimulates circulation and plumps up the skin for a healthy glow
Unexpected benefits Dry brushing stimulates the lymph system when the lymph system is not flowing properly then the immune system does not get a chance to kill invading foreign particles and microorganisms. Which means when you dry brush it begins circulating and helps your immune system :)
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