4 beauty benefits of dry brushing
The skin is the largest organ. Like, by far. Therefore, we should be treating it with the upmost respect. And, dry brushing your body is an excellent way to do that. If you do not know what dry brushing is, no fear, because it is very very simple and requires no special talent or technique. All you need to do is purchase a wooden brush and brush your naked body with it twice a day. If you continue to make this part of your daily routine, you will begin to see results after about a month. What sorts of results am I talking about? Here are four amazing benefits.
R E D U C E C E L L U L I T E
Cellulite is a toxic material that gathers in fat cells and has accumulated in areas with the least circulation. (i.e. your tush and legs) In order to get rid of it, you need to consistently increase circulation in that area in order to break down the hard fat deposits. Dry brushing will help soften and smooth out accumulated fat under the skin. It also helps with stimulating and warming the skin which increases circulation!
B E T T E R C I R C U L A T I O N
We touched on circulation in regards to reducing cellulite, but dry brushing can also aid in vascular blood circulation and cleaning the lymphatic system. In other words, you help the body cleanse and rid itself of toxins by helping to remove metabolic wastes.
D R O P D E A D S K I N
Dry brushing will exfoliate your body and help you to shed dead skin cells. This will make your skin brighter, smoother and more even. Brushing will unclog pores and allow your skin to breathe. It can even help prevent ingrown hairs.
A L L T H E F E E L S
Most importantly, we should we be doing things that help us to feel really good without negative implications later on. Dry brushing feels amazing. It invigorates your skin and gives it a tingle. It has shown to help relieve stress, clear your mind and calm your muscles.
Make sure you take small moments out of the day to pamper yourself and show yourself love. This will take four minutes each day. Two minutes in the morning and two at night. Everyone has four minutes to spare. That is one commercial break.
Start at the soles of your feet and work your way up doing upward, long strokes. Always brush towards your heart. Make sure to reach every area of your body, front and back. Avoid the face and your private area. Press the brush firmly but not too hard you irritate the skin. I try to dry brush every morning before showering or exercising and again while getting ready for bed. I've found it is a nice moment of meditation and self indulgence.