The Dry Brushing Hype!
Benefits and How-To
This technique has gained such popularity in the wellness industry that we thought it would be a good time to post a blog about this amazing treatment. Dry brushing has so many health and skin benefits, but how does it really work?
Since the skin is the largest organ in the human body, it is also an organ of elimination. Naturally, body toxins are excreted through the skin and dry brushing helps unclog pores and helps release those toxins that are trapped. And dry brushing is easy to do:
- Use a dry brush that has a natural bristle (not synthetic) and with a handle for easy handling. Find one that you like, there is no right or wrong when selecting a brush.
- Begin brushing, always starting at the feet and working your way up in long sweeping motion toward your heart. Brush several times in each area, overlapping as you brush.
- Once you’ve brushed the entire body, get into the shower; this will stimulate blood circulation. (Ideally start with warm/hot and finish with lukewarm)
- When finished showering, apply a body cream or oil.
Dry brushing can be done as often as you like, we recommend at least every other day for best results. So what do we gain out of this? The benefits are numerous:
Exfoliation: This is what most will notice immediately, softer and much smoother skin! The process of running a firm brush on dry skin helps loosen and remove dead skin cells, thus naturally exfoliating skin.
Clean Pores: When you dry brush you are exfoliating, that also means that you are clearing your pores of oil, dirt and impurities. (Not recommended for the face, unless you have another type of brush or product). When pores are clean, your skin will absorb all the active ingredients in your after-shower product much better!
Lymphatic System: When you dry brush it will kick start you lymphatic system, which eliminates toxins. The stiffer the brush (bristles) the better the stimulation.
Cellulite: What, cellulite? Yes, it helps reduce cellulite. Cellulite is really toxic materials that have accumulated in your body’s fat cells and are stuck and unable to be eliminated from the body. Dry brushing helps break down those trapped toxins from within and helps eliminate them naturally.
In-grown Hair: When dry brushing you are exfoliating, that means you are removing a thin layer or dead skin build-up. If you suffer from ingrown hair, particularly from shaving, when this layer is removed it allows the hair to grow in its natural direction and avoid infection.
So why not try this? It takes little effort and benefits are wonderful! For complete selection of Dry Brushes and Bath products, check our website at https://www.spaorder.com/body-brushes/