I love body scrubs and body exfoliators almost as much as face cleansers. Naturally I came across the concept of dry skin brushing which is another way to detoxify,clean and exfoliate your body. I find that this method is really effective after going on a holiday, to remove buildup and even help fake tan application and keep ingrown hairs at bay. I’ve been doing it for years so here are my quick tips on how to do it and what are the benefits of dry brushing.
Why should you even consider dry brushing?
Dry brushing stimulate and improve blood circulation, removes dead dry skin resulting in smoother feeling skin (and prevent ingrown hairs), improves appearance of cellulite, help reduce bloating leading to improved digestion. With many benefits of dry brushing to choose from there is absolutely no reason to not to at least give it a try. After about two weeks of regular dry brushing i saw real improvement of my skin texture and how much softer it become. Now I’m completely hooked and dry brush about 5 days a week (for best results it is recommended twice a day) for about 5-10 minutes and before shower. My skin has become less bumpy and it feels much softer and smoother on touch. After awhile I even find dry brushing kind of therapeutic and as a way to stress release my thoughts. Basically dry brushing is doing something physical and while doing it i focus on doing it right rather than thinking about the million stressful things on my mind. If you don’t think it’s for you latest give it a try. All you need is to invest in body brush made from natural materials (no synthetic bristles), which varies between £7-£15 and you are set to go.
How to dry brush?
You should always start with your feet moving in long sweeping motions toward your heart. Start from your feet, than legs, torso and arm. Avoid brushing your face at all cost. Do not apply too much pressure which brushing since you might end up scratching and boozing your skin. Be gentle and try to find the happy medium that works for you.