If you don't know what dry brushing is, here's the scoop: It's simply using a dry bristle brush on your skin before you shower to exfoliate and detoxify your skin while improving circulation and lymphatic flow in your body. Here are some of the top benefits of dry brushing and how you can use it in your daily beauty regimen.
Why it's good for you: Dry brushing can be used to improve circulation and detoxify the skin, among other things. I start by using a gentle circular motion to brush away any dead skin cells then moving in a downward direction so my skin isn't irritated by any fibers that might be left behind. It's an easy way to exfoliate and there are no chemicals involved, which makes it perfect for those with sensitive skin.
How to do it right: All you need to do is brush your skin in a circular motion with the bristles of a natural bristle brush. Be sure not to press too hard, as that can cause irritation. Start at your feet and work your way up towards your heart. When you get to sensitive areas like underarms or lady parts, go slow and light.
Where to buy a brush: Check your local health food store or grocery store. A lot of them carry different brands of brushes, so you should be able to find one that suits your needs.
How often to do it: The best time to do it is in the morning before your shower. Brush from top to bottom and then do it again from left to right. Pay special attention to any sore spots or areas of inflammation. That area may have an injury, such as a pulled muscle, that you don't even know about! Happy Brushing.