If you are into exfoliating (which everyone should be, let’s be honest!), then you might also be interested in the ever-growing beauty trend known as dry brushing. Dry brushing originally became popular amongst pregnant women, because it was one beauty-related thing that they were actually able to do in the face of a huge list of ‘do nots’, but its benefits range far wider than just those who are growing another human inside of them! Granted, it’s a slightly more holistic kind of treatment than most people might be used to, but it’s definitely worth a try! Here’s what you need to know about dry brushing.
The difference between dry brushing and traditional exfoliating is is that dry brushing involves no wetness whatsoever. Dry brushing is done pre-shower with a brush rather than with something like an exfoliating glove on wet skin.
2. Doctor’s OK
Make sure to get the okay from doctor before you start dry brushing. You need to be extra careful around your stomach and use light strokes to avoid any unnecessary irritation.
3. What Does It do?
It is a natural and effective way to reduce cellulite and promote glowing, healthy skin. It buffs away dead skin cells and boosts circulation and lymphatic drainage. This helps to rid the body of toxins.
4. Why do It?
Dry brushing helps to stimulate collagen production, which works to thicken the skin and reduce the appearance of any cellulite that you might have. It also increases the blood flow in the areas that you brush, and the ridding of toxins that follows increases kidney function and healthy digestion.
5. How Often?
You can do dry brushing on areas like your heels, knees, and elbows every single day. When it comes to the more gentle and sensitive areas of your body, just once a week is enough stimulation to feel all of the benefits.
6. Which Brush?
You should try to find a course bristled brush for the best dry brushing results. The bristles need to be natural rather than synthetic, and the best brushes have attached handles so you can still get to those pesky to reach spots.
7. After Brushing
When you’ve finished your brushing routine, it’s good to follow it up with a nice body butter that contains cocoa butter and shea, it will help to restore softness and hydration.