The Art of dry brushing

Dry brushing works by exfoliating the skin. Practitioners of dry brushing rub a brush with coarse, natural-fibre bristles over their bodies in a particular pattern. The idea is that the coarse fibres will help to remove dead skin and improve the skin’s ability to eliminate toxins through the pores

The Benefits of dry brushing

  1. Boosts circulation: If you’ve noticed that your skin is red after dry brushing, it’s not just a result of irritation, and it actually isn’t a cause for concern. The redness, which is just a bit of inflammation, is the result of increased circulation in the areas you’ve been dry brushing. Your body is simply pushing more blood to those areas.
  1. Aids with lymphatic drainage: Aside from leaving you with glowing skin, dry brushing can encourage lymphatic drainage. All blood carries lymph fluid, which filters through the lymph nodes. Dry brushing speeds up the rate of blood pumping, which helps get the lymph through the body, therefore removing toxins and pathogens more quickly.
  1. Exfoliates dead skin: As with all methods of exfoliating, dry brushing gets rid of the day’s dirt and oil as well as dead skin cells. The result is increased cell turnover and more radiant, smooth skin.
  1. Plumps the skin: Many swear their cellulite is less noticeable after dry brushing, due to temporary plumping effect it has on the skin.  Dry Brushing can even help with the appearance of sun damage

The Aftercare

Post-dry brushing, be sure to take a shower to rinse off all the dead skin cells. and if you plan on heading out for the day, use a sunscreen, as the process can make your skin more sensitive to the sun.

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