Dry body brushing is an excellent way to improve the circulation of your lymphatic system, which is responsible for the transportation of fluids around the body through tissue. It is like a network of vessels and tissue that are spread all throughout the body kind of like a big spiderweb.
Dry body brushing aids in the removal of dead skin cells. We shed millions of skin cells daily along with our bodily excretions like sweat.
Dead cells then sit on top of new cells and can result in a dry, flaky or patchy skin appearance.
It’s important to exfoliate at least 2-3 times per week to keep your skin feeling soft and clear of buildup. Plus this can help with ingrown hairs too.
Brushing may also help improve the appearance of cellulite due to better circulation and drainage of toxins from the tissue under the skin, giving a less bumpy orange peel appearance to your bottom and thighs.
HOW TO DRY BODY BRUSH?
This is best to do when you are dry so dead skin comes off easier. So do this before you jump in the shower!
Take a hand held soft bristled brush with a natural fibre like Jute or bamboo, and start at your toes sweeping in an upwards circular motion towards your heart.
Do each leg and your backside. Do the same for your arms, starting at the fingertips up towards your chest. Then move onto your stomach, back and chest, in the same upwards circular motion.
Do not brush your face as it is much more delicate and should have a separate skincare regime with a more gentle exfoliation.
Lastly, jump in the shower to wash off any excess dry skin and follow up with a hydrating moisturiser.
Be Kind, Laura