What Is Dry Brushing And What Are The Benefits Of It?

Yes, dry brushing is yet another new beauty trend but this time it's for your body. Here's everything you need to know about it.

 

What is dry brushing?

Dry brushing is exactly what it sounds like, brushing the body in a particular method on dry skin with a natural fibre brush.  It's usually done before showering.

According to Healthline, it's a type of Ayurvedic medicine that has been around for centuries and has a lot of health benefits.

This, of course, explains why it's become so popular recently.

Here are some of the apparent benefits of dry brushing: 

  1. Stimulates lymphatic drainage which helps get rid of toxins from the body.
  2. It's a great exfoliant and many people have said their skin is noticeably softer since starting to dry brush.
  3. Increases blood circulation.
  4. Helps with digestion and to reduce cellulite, however, these benefits have yet to be proven.
  5. Gives you a natural energy boost, this is possibly due to the fact that blood circulation has also increased.
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Dry-brushing is one of those rare things that feels so good and it’s incredibly easy to incorporate into your daily routine. Many experts recommend its use in the morning, because they believe it has energizing qualities, while others claim that dry-brushing in the evening, before bedtime, has the power to amplify the body’s natural rhythm of detoxification. Either way, dry-brushing has many potential benefits, from making our skin smoother, as well as help with lymphatic drainage. . Daily dry-brushing can help skin's health by: . *Removing dead skin cells and cleanse the pores *It relieves stress *Stimulates the hormone and oil-producing glands *Keeps the skin soft, supple and youthful *It enhances nutrients absorption by the skin *Improves circulation *Helps to improve muscle tone *It rejuvenates the nervous system *Removes body toxins . My dry-brush is from @aromatherapyassociates as well as the source of this photo. . #drybrushing #bodycare #bodycareroutine #organicbeauty #naturalskincare #beauty #selfcare #wellness #healthylifestyle #skincare #greenbeautyblogger #pamperjunky #pamperyourself

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How do you dry brush?

So, now that you know what it is you're probably wondering how to do it. Here's a quick guide to get you started:

Firstly please make sure you use light pressure when brushing, your skin should not sting or be red.

Start at your feet and work up the body.

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Use long sweeping motions going towards the heart as this is where the lymphatic system drains.

Brush in clockwise motions on the stomach, knees and armpits.

You can brush each section up to 10 times each but I would say 3-4 times is best.

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You brush your hair and your teeth, so why not brush your skin?🤔 Beyond sweating, exfoliation is one of the most beneficial ways to detoxify the skin. It helps by increasing blood flow to the skin and unclogging your pores so that sweat and toxins can be more easily eliminated.👍 Using a loofah in the shower is helpful, but dry skin brushing is even more effective!⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Dry brushing removes dead skin accumulation, improving the appearance of skin as well as opening blocked or clogged pores, allowing the skin to breathe.🌬⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ What’s extraordinary about skin brushing, though, is that it does more than just exfoliate. It helps to increase circulation, meaning we are also working on cleansing our lymphatic system. This helps to eliminate cellular water because the lymph is responsible for collecting all of the toxins from your tissues and transporting it over to the blood.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ When dry brushing, make sure you have your own dry skin brush. Your skin has thousands, or millions, of microbes running over it, and skin infections may be transferred from person to person. When choosing a dry skin brush, avoid plastic and look for natural bristles, which are the most gentle and effective for the skin. The brush should not scrape the skin, but be effective enough to exfoliate.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ You’ll be amazed what regular dry skin brushing will do for your skin’s appearance and circulation! This one is straight from the Hot Detox playbook. 😎 Stay tuned for more ways to detoxify your body through your skin. #HotDetox⁠

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Where to get dry brushes?

Cloud 10 beauty is selling a dry brush for €14.41.

Beauty Bay is also selling one for €22.00.

You can also pick them up in most Boots or Superdrug shops.

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If you dry brush, let us know what you think of it? 

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