What is Dry Brushing?
And No, I'm not talking about brushing your dry hair. Dry Brushing is meant for your skin and is exactly what it sounds like- brushing your skin while it's dry. This procedure has a wide range of benefits for our bodies including cleansing pores, exfoliating skin, helping with cellulite and the function of the lymphatic system. With such an array of perks, you'll want to add this to your regimen soon!
Let's take a look at what you need to get started, and how to properly dry brush.
First, you'll want to invest in a quality organic soft, yet firm bristled brush. You can find these at your local health food, drugs stores and online.
Once you've found a brush you'll want to pick up a quality oil to moisturize with after the procedure is complete.
Now that you have your products you're ready to get started. It's important to remember your lymphatic system begins in your chest. When brushing you'll want to start low and move upwards; always brushing in the direction toward your heart. Brush each section of your body 10 times using long strokes and light pressure (as to not damage your skin-this should not be a painful process). When you reach your stomach and armpits you should be brushing in a clockwise circular motion. Be mindful of sensitive areas such as your face as well as the direction of your strokes.
Once you've completed your brushing session you can shower as normal. Applying a quality oil on after your shower then air drying will help keep your skin feeling soft and moisturized longer.