Dry body brushing is a type of exfoliation that is known to not only improve the quality of your skin but also your health! By brushing your body in circular motions moving inwards towards your heart, this gentle detoxification can have amazing health benefits and enhance the quality of your skin. By removing the dead skin cells on the surface layer of your skin, this unclogs your pores and allows skincare products to absorb deeper into your skin providing better nourishment and hydration.
What are the health benefits?
Dry body brushing not only exfoliates your skin but also helps to detoxify by increasing blood circulation and promoting lymph flow/drainage. As you stimulate your lymph nodes, you remove bacteria, toxins and waste from your blood and therefore can strengthen your immune system in the process. Additionally, the stimulation of your blood flow provides oxygen and nutrients to the surface layer of the skin, increasing collagen for a smoother appearance and feel.
How to dry body brush?
Use a brush where the bristles are firm but not too harsh on the skin. Start at your feet and brush upwards towards your heart. When you reach your arms, start at your hands and again brush up towards your heart. You want to use firm (not too harsh) upward strokes and brush in a circular motion. 3-5 minutes of dry brushing your body is the recommended timeframe.
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I hope you’ve gained some insight into the incredible benefits of dry body brushing! I encourage you to do your own research if you would like a deeper understanding and knowledge into this fantastic skin and health hack.
*Disclaimer - This blog post is for educational purposes only and is not to be treated as medical advice nor is it making any therapeutic or medical claims. Please always consult your GP/ Healthcare Professional for any serious health concerns.