A dry brush is something many of us have hanging up in our bathrooms, but be honest, have you ever actually used it?
Perhaps you tried giving your back a good scrub one time or maybe it helped to alleviate an itch you simply couldn’t reach, but after this article you are going to be looking at that humble brush in a whole new light!
A dry brush can help to stimulate your nervous system, leaving you feeling invigorated and calm, and this may be enough to have you reaching for it immediately!
In this article, we will share a few more ways a dry brush can improve your health and your skin, be sure to stay till the end to make sure you use it correctly.
Smooths skin and leaves it glowing
The first and most immediate effect you will enjoy from dry brushing is smoother skin that glows with radiance.
Running a natural, firm-bristled brush over the skin helps to loosen up dead skin cells so that they can easily be removed, and this makes way for that glowing, healthy skin underneath.
It’s an excellent natural remedy to combat dry, flaky skin, especially if you live in cooler climates and are exposed to harsh, dry air for months at a time.
A regular dry brushing ritual will result in smoother, softer skin that looks healthy and feels beautiful!
Provides a natural full body detoxification
This is one benefit that has me especially excited!
The lymphatic system is a part of the immune system and responsible for flushing toxins out of the body.
A healthy lymph flow means a healthy immune system, which is key to keeping you protected against various infections.
There are many factors that cause stagnant lymph flow, meaning toxins will hang around in your system, potentially weakening your immunity so it’s important to find ways to naturally boost lymph flow, and dry brushing is one of the best ones!
Dry brushing will stimulate lymph and blood flow, helping to flush toxins from your system.
This means a natural detoxification which is essential for a healthy body!
Helps to boost blood flow and reduce the appearance of cellulite
This is one of the more popular benefits of dry brushing, and you’ll often see it offered as a service at spas.
Because dry brushing helps to boost blood flow, it can help to improve the appearance of cellulite by increasing collagen production, a structural protein that helps to keep the skin firm and taut.
When and how should I dry brush for best results?
Dry brushing can be done once or twice a day and should be done before you get into the shower or tub.
You want to brush in long, upward strokes, always towards the heart where lymph drains. Start at your feet, working upwards.
Here’s a video that shows how it’s done.
I don’t know about you, but I am ready to start dry brushing right now!
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