Dry Brushing: What it is, and How To Do It

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Not many women have heard of a method of exfoliation and skin cell rejuvenation known as dry brushing. Sure, most women have heard of exfoliating using scrubs, loofah’s, and peels, however dry brushing seems to have remained a mystery. In many places in the world, this is a common part of weekly skin care and exfoliation. In the Western world, it’s not as widely known as it is elsewhere. I would love to provide you with some information on what exactly dry brushing is, and how you can do this yourself in the comfort of your own home. It’s really very simple, and is an effective, quick, and mess-free option for those who are short on time and don’t want to deal with the hassle of messy creams and peels.

What is Dry Brushing?

Dry brushing is done using a soft bristle brush, and promotes the removal of dead skin, and stimulates the skin to form new cells. It also improves oxygen flow within the blood, which in turn can promote better circulation and thus, healthy new skin cell formation. It can provide you with a radiant glow due to the healthy skin that is revealed, and can make your skin feel and look youthful and soft. It can also help with the appearance of cellulite, and aids in diminishing it once and for all. It cleans out the lymphatic system by stimulation, which in turn promotes overall health.

How To Dry Brush

First, you will need a soft bristle brush such as the Skin Brush with Long Handle -Robert Gray Cleansing Brand: Holistic Horizons Robert Gray, or you could opt for any other soft vegetable bristle brush with or without a handle. From there, you will need dry skin.

Beginning at the feet, you will draw the brush upwards towards your heart, brushing over all of the skin in upward strokes. Gentle but firm pressure is required to obtain the desired results. Complete this process over all of the skin, and then rinse in warm water in a bath or shower. This process can be done once per week for maximum health and skin benefits.

Have you ever dry brushed your own skin before? Have you ever heard of this method, or is this the first you’ve heard of it? I would love to hear your thoughts on this topic below.

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