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THE TRUTH ABOUT DRY BRUSHING AND IT'S BENEFITS

Just like our face our body needs exfoliating too.. So how do we go about exfoliating our body? I want to introduce to you if you don't already know about the DRY BRUSHING METHOD. 

The mechanical action of dry brushing is wonderful for exfoliating dry skin. It also helps detoxify by increasing blood circulation and promoting lymph flow/drainage. Dry brushing unclogs pores in the exfoliation process. It also stimulates your nervous system, which can make you feel invigorated afterward.

1.Why a dry brush?

Brushing the skin while it is dry allows you to exfoliate and increase blood circulation without robbing it of moisture, as the hot water in the shower can.

2. What kind of brush should you use? 

You want to use a natural stiff-bristled bath/shower brush, with a long or short  handle. Some bristles are stiffer than others, and it depends on your skin’s sensitivity and preference. The long handle brush helps you reach your back.

3. How do you use a dry brush? 

You always start on dry skin using a natural bristled brush. I typically start from the feet/ankles and work my way upward in long fluid strokes on limbs and circular motions on torso and back. I move in the upward direction. It can be sensitive on the abdomen, breasts and neck, so lighten up pressure as needed.

 

A long handle is helpful so that you can get to the back, which can be brushed in downward strokes. A few overlapping swipes per area is enough. If you go over one area too long, you can actually break the integrity of the skin and cause irritation or bleeding. You generally do this once each day and shower immediately afterward.

4. When should I dry brush? 

The best time to dry brush is just before a shower. Then you can wash off any dead skin cells and flaky skin. Be sure to apply lotion afterward to put moisture back into your skin.

Have any additional questions please feel free to leave a comment below! dry brushes are available on our website. 

 

 

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