We’ve all seen those beautiful dry large brushes, but may have wondered, “what the heck do I do with them?” Or we’ve received them for a gift and just have them sitting on a counter for a lovely piece of decor. Well beauties, those brushes are actually extremely beneficial to your body! It’s called Dry Brushing and I will share with you the benefits you never knew!
Here’s why EVERY one of you should be dry brushing on a weekly basis
Dry Brushing Benefits you never knew!
Exfoliation – Removes dead skin cells
We so often neglect the skin on our bodies and merely just focus on the skin on our face. But our bodies need the same loving care as well. Our skin was made to breathe, but with dead skin cell build up, that function is extremely sluggish. Dry brushing helps slough off dead skin cells which reveals more beautiful youthful skin and allows oxygen to flow which is essential for optimal skin health. Exfoliation stimulates quicker cellular regeneration. As we age, our cells slow down which often gives the look of dry, leather looking skin. Sometimes it can have a grayish/sluggish look to it. Dry brushing helps to give your skin a natural glow!
As I mentioned previously, our skin can get a grayish tone to it if we don’t care for it properly. Dry brushing encourages the cells to reawaken, leaving the skin light and bright!
Our skin can get sluggish without stimulation. Dry brushing stimulates the skin by increasing the blood circulation. Our blood carries vital nutrients and oxygen that benefit the health of all our cells. If left stagnate, the blood cannot deliver the nutrients where they need to go. Improving circulation also contributes to an improved immune system. Did you know that the skin contains 50% of immune cells?! This means that we need to take extra special care of our skin in order to help fight against diseases, viruses, and other ailments.
Cellulite is the cause of fat deposits that push against the connective tissue of the skin. Dry brushing can help distribute these fat deposits more evenly creating a smoother appearance. The best way to get rid of cellulite though is by doing squats! More on that on a later post, so stay tuned!
Releases Toxins – Improves immune system
As mentioned above, dry brushing can improve circulation. This also is beneficial to releasing toxins that have built up in our blood and our fatty tissue. Dry brushing helps everything get moving! It can lessen the duration of colds and infections, help aid in the drainage of the lymphatic system therefore increasing our ability to heal. Dry brushing is extremely detoxifying and can remove metabolic waste in our cellular tissue.
Dry Brushing best practices
Now that you know all the amazing benefits of Dry Brushing, let’s get started!
- Get naked!
- Use nice, slow, long strokes.
- Get every inch of your skin.
- once finished, hop in the shower.
- For added benefits, soak in a tub with epsom salts and essential oils of lavender and peppermint for at least 20 minutes.
- Once finished, apply a nice body oil that soaks in beautifully. I recommend this one from Herbivore Botanicals, quality ingredients that will make your skin sing!
- Repeat at least once a week, 2 – 3 times weekly is best!
Have any of you tried dry brushing? What do you think about it? Any favorite techniques? Comment below, I’d love to hear from you xoxo