Similarly to looking after the condition of your bathroom, your skin is pretty important – it receives a huge amount of your blood, and is the first place to show signs of either poor nutrition or an abundance of toxins. Neglecting your skin’s health can leave it feeling rougher and looking older, so taking care of it should be on the top of your to-do list, and dry brushing is a great way to do so.
What is Dry Brushing?
So, what is it? An expensive product or spa treatment? No, dry brushing simply refers to the act of taking a couple of minutes to brush your skin before you enter the shower. All it takes is 120 seconds, and you’ll receive a whole bunch of benefits; and it’ll make your skin feel smoother whilst you shower too.
Why Should I Dry Brush?
You probably have a pretty busy routine when you’re getting ready in the morning, but it is well worth adding this to it. Dry brushing dramatically improves the circulation of blood to the skin - which means that the appearance of cellulite is reduced - and stimulates the flow of lymphatic fluid – which removes toxins.
It also helps get rid of dead skin cells, which encourages the growth of fresh new cells to make your skin silkier and brighter. Clogged pores are done away with too, so your skin will be less prone to breakouts, and able to absorb nutrients more easily.
How Do I Dry Brush?
Now you’re aware of the benefits, you’ll want to get started. All you need is a natural bristle brush – avoiding products made from synthetics – with which you can reach every part of your body. Use this brush on your skin before entering the shower, starting with gentle circular motions, and then transitioning into longer strokes. Always remember to begin with your feet and work up to the heart, as this mimics the movement of lymphatic fluid. Next, simply hop in the shower to feel the dead cells and impurities being washed away. For added effect, use a moisturiser once you get out.
Your daily shower routine is probably set in stone and it might be difficult to break the habit, but by adding this simple technique into your routine, you will have beautiful skin and an enjoyable showering experience too.