Dry body brushing is one of those things that on the surface sounds horrendous. Brushing your body with a hard bristle brush on dry skin may sound like some kind of torture device, but it does have some really good benefits for your body.
I first started body brushing last year after reading a few Blog posts about it. I purchased my brush from Amazon but you can get them at Boots, Superdrug and anywhere that sells beauty products. You start off gently at first and it will feel weird, think rubbing your skin with an old brillo pad!!. After awhile though the sensitivity will go away and you can use much firmer strokes. I do mine naked before I hop in the bath and usually about twice a week, though you can do it every day.
How do you do it?? Well you start off at your feet and work your way up the body using firm strokes, always brush towards the heart. I do about 3 strokes per area of skin and then move on, Be extra careful on sensitive areas, it will smart a bit if you are rough on your boobs!. You can brush your whole body including the soles of your feet and hands. Avoid broken skin or varicose veins. The order I do mine is feet, legs, bum, stomach, back, arms and then chest. Don’t brush your face!. Pay attention to any cellulite areas as this will help those areas look better.
*Why do we do it?? Well the skin is the biggest organ in our body and helping it work more efficiently will have a lot of benefits. Our lymphatic system filters out all the waste and toxins our body does not need, if this is not working properly then toxins build up in the body making us feel ill. Dry body brushing stimulates the lymph nodes helping them to detox.
Exfoliation is the removal of dead skin cells, dry brushing will remove those skin cells making our skin appear smoother and help to clear blocked pores. Repeated dry body brushing helps our circulation and the skin to become brighter and cells to regenerate.
I will say that your skin will tingle afterwards and you do feel invigorated. I love Dry body brushing and as you only need a brush and that’s it then it is cheap in the long run. It takes literally a couple of minutes and then you are good to go.
Have you tried Dry body brushing?? What did you think to it? Leave a comment..
* I do watch a lot of Grey’s Anatomy but that does not make me a professional when it comes to medical bits and bobs, so if you are not sure about anything consult a real life medical person.