Is dry brushing part of your routine?
At the beginning of this year, we put together a list of beauty resolutions for 2019.
One was to make our body skincare equally as important as our facial skincare.
That’s when we gave some thought to dry brushing, not necessarily a new phenomenon in the beauty game, but admittedly is still something a lot of us may be yet to try.
Dry brushing is a combination of exfoliating and massaging using a firm bristled brush.
The bristles thoroughly exfoliate the skin whilst the pressure stimulates circulation and lymphatic drainage.
It’s a great way to exfoliate without having to use a scrub which can sometimes irritate the skin.
It helps to prime the skin and absorb ingredients from serums and body moisturisers.
Dry brushing prevents ingrown hairs and keeps the skin smooth and refined.
There will be increased circulation, helping the body to be more toned.
Dry brushing stimulates the lymphatic system strengthening our immunity and delivers oxygen to the cells increasing energy.
Twice a day, morning and night is suggested but a few times a week is a great place to start.
It’s the time to use body oil such as this one, as the brushing will allow it to sink into the skin.
Brush upwards towards the heart and keep the pressure firm.
Pay particular attention to the ‘sweet spots’ like the inner thighs and under the arms to help with lymph drainage.
Use long strokes from the feet up and try to use upwards motions.
Use clockwise sweeps for the stomach and chest.
A shorter, handheld dry brush such as this one will be easy to use on most parts of the body.
A longer handled brush, like this one, will make it easier to reach those hard to get to places, like the back and lower back.
Regardless of whether dry brushing is something we do or we don’t; it’s sounds like something we should make time for in the week.
It only takes a couple of minutes; spend them and reap the benefits.
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