I’ve picked up a new habit this year… at first I was hesitant, but I’m now a convert to the world of dry brushing.
What, you ask, is dry brushing? Well, it’s an ancient treatment of rubbing a dry bristle brush over your skin in circular motions to help exfoliate/slough off dry, dead skin.
It has several benefits which include:
-Exfoliation without losing essential oils while clearing pores
-Increased circulation and blood flow, which has energising effects
-Helps to stimulate and detoxify the lymphatic system
-Decreases cellulite (!!!)
How often should you dry brush?
I started doing it once a week (honestly, it was an easily forgotten step at first), but now I do it before each shower. I start at my feet, gently moving in circular motions, then onto my mid-section, and finally up to my arms. After showering, I moisturize, and my skin has never felt better! I’ve noticed that my skin is brighter, softer, and yes ladies, I also have a more even tone to my legs (bye, bye cellulite!!).
I won’t lie, at first I felt that it was quite a tedious step to take in my already well honed shower/nighttime regime…but now, I can’t imagine not doing it. Instead of exfoliating with scrubs and gloves which I always felt left my skin feeling parched afterwards, I exfoliate beforehand, and love the switch!
To moisturize, I love using the Lush Ro’s Argan body conditioner, which leaves me soft and smelling lightly of roses. The dry brush that I use is from The Body Shop. It was great value, and it’s important to note, that you should use a bristle brush, not a synthetic one.
Have you ever tried dry brushing? What are your thoughts on it?