Your skin is the largest organ on your body, so it’s important to take care of it like you’d take care of your heart or liver or brain. Dry brushing is an ancient technique for taking care of your skin that benefits the body in many additional ways.
The benefits of dry brushing include reduced cellulite, improved circulation, eliminates toxins, and brightening your skin. It also boosts skins elasticity.
It’s a really simply beauty practice that can improve your life- why not give it a shot?
Basically, what you do is exfoliate the skin using a natural bristle brush. Below, check out some tips and tricks for implementing this into your life.
- Use a natural bristle brush.
Synthetic brushes can hurt your skin.
- Make sure your skin is dry!
If you exfoliate while your skin is wet, the skin cells collapse onto each other and it’s not effective.
- Stand over a bathtub to catch the skin cells that fall.
- Always brush toward the heart.
- Use long strokes.
- Always shower after dry brushing to wash off the dead skin.
I’ve read conflicting articles that say shower with cold water is better, and some say shower with hot water is better. I would have to say that cold water really boosts my circulation and energy level, while showering with hot water does a better job of relaxing me after dry brushing. So, it’s really up to you to figure out what works for you!
The best part about this beauty ritual? It’s super inexpensive. I got my dry brush from Amazon for $12.95, just like this one. I’ve had it for about five months now, and it hasn’t even begun to show signs of needing to be replaced. You can wash them following these instructions.