Do you dry brush your skin? It’s something I’ve done sporadically over the years, but after reading a recent Huffington Post article I plan to add it to my daily skin care regimen.
Dry skin brushing is an effective way to reduce cellulite. Not only that, but the process also buffs away dead skin, boosts circulation and lymphatic drainage and ultimately rids the body of toxins.
The method is easy and cheap. No more buying expensive creams that may or may not work. All you need is an appropriate brush and a few minutes of your time daily before your shower.
Choose the right brush
The bristles should be natural, not synthetic, and preferably vegetable-derived. The bristles themselves should be somewhat stiff, though not too hard. Look for one that has an attachable handle for hard-to-reach spots. I use a loofah, pictured below.
Daily, or even twice a day. Dry skin brushing effectively opens up the pores on your skin. Your skin should be dry, so the ideal time is in the shower before you turn on the water. Don't get the brush wet.
You should only brush towards the heart. Make long sweeps; avoid back and forth, scrubbing and circular motions. Start at your feet, moving up the legs on both sides, then work from the arms toward your chest. On your stomach, direct the brush counterclockwise. Don't brush too hard: Skin should be stimulated and invigorated but not irritated or red.
Body brushing promotes tighter skin, cell renewal and blood flow. This helps the lymphatic system release toxins and aids in digestion and kidney function.
There are numerous articles on the Internet about the benefits of dry skin brushing. If you go to the Huffington Post hyperlink above, various and several appropriate brushes are pictured at the end of the article.
Good luck to all of us and Happy Dry Brushing!