This Ayurvedic practice is gaining in popularity for it’s amazing benefits & the best part is it only adds a few extra minutes to your routine. If you’re unfamiliar with dry brushing, it’s a technique using exfoliation and pressure to detox the body inside & out.
You will immediately notice how soft your skin feels simply from the great exfoliation dry brushing will give you. The tough bristles remove dead skin cells & clear pores. If you are prone to body blemishes, concentrate on these areas and you should see improvement in a short time.
Lymphatic System Stimulation:
Dry brushing helps stimulates your lymph nodes and helps them to do their job eliminating toxins from your body. It is important for this reason to use long brush strokes towards the heart and apply light pressure. When you reach your stomach area, massage in a counter-clockwise motion.
Dry brushing increases blood flow to the skin, further encouraging detoxification benefits.
Dry brushing improves the appearance of cellulite over time, encouraging the break-down of fat cells and tissue below the skin’s surface, responsible for the dimpling effect. While surface solutions won’t completely eliminate cellulite, skin’s tone & evenness should be improved.
Increased Energy & Mood:
Many people report feeling invigorated after dry brushing. Adding a self-care ritual into your routine can be meditative & help set a positive start to the day.
Look for a natural bristle dry brush at most drug stores (or online.) Using gentle pressure, start brushing your skin in either long strokes or a circular motion beginning at your feet. Continue upwards, always brushing towards your heart to aid in detoxification. If you have sensitive skin, you may notice some redness at first, but there’s no need to press too hard.
- Choose a dry brush with a long handle so you’re able to reach different areas of your body easily.
- Incorporate dry brushing into your daily routine before showering to help you remember & moisturize well to follow.