EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DRY BRUSHING
Babe, if you've ever asked yourself..."What's the BEST form of exfoliation?" Well if you have than you are in luck today! The best part is that the solution you are looking for is a super affordable and natural solution (and it doesn't even involve surgery or a harsh chemical peel!)
The answer... DRY BRUSHING!
This Ayurvedic medicine practice helps you regenerate your skin and boost your overall health in just 5 minutes. We'll let you in on all the essential information you need to know about dry brushing in this article.
Let's dive in!
What Is Dry Brushing?
Dry brushing, as the name implies, is a method that involves brushing skin the when it is dry, without the use of water or any form of cream, oil, or shower gel. This method, of course, requires a natural bristle brush, like the Merben Body Brush. It has both short-term and long-term benefits, which we'll explain.
How Is Dry Brushing Done?
The best way to do your dry brushing is before you shower in the morning or before you get in the bath at night. This will help dry skin come off more quickly. Then you can wash off the dirt and grime in the shower and let your skincare products go deeper into your freshly exfoliated skin.
Make sure that when you do your dry brushing, you:
Always brush in upward strokes toward your heart.
The stroke should be done at least three times in each area.
Then take a shower or wash off with water.
To avoid damaging the skin, do not to apply more pressure than necessary when brushing. The goal is to encourage a gentle massage that eliminates dead cells. It should never be painful. Keep in mind to avoid sunburn, wounds, and other places prone to friction.
Benefits of dry skin brushing
It Stimulates The Lymphatic System.
There are many benefits to dry brushing your body, but one of them is that it helps your lymphatic system work properly. This is because lymph transports cells that remove toxic agents from the body.
When the lymphatic system is working correctly, all the toxins that have built up in the body's most important organs are removed, and the blood is cleaned and purified to keep it healthy. So babe, it's safe to say that dry skin brushing is good for your body, both on the outside and inside.
It Exfoliates, Stimulates Regeneration, And Brightens The Complexion.
Another thing that happens when you dry brush is that your skin gets completely cleaned and looks better. This treatment helps to get rid of all the dead cells that build up on the skin every day. They make the skin look dull and less beautiful.
It Increases Blood Circulation And Gets Rid Of Toxins.
You can also improve blood flow in the area you're dry brushing by doing this. This makes it easier to get rid of toxins, oxygenate and nourish cells in that area.
It Helps To Reduce The Appearance Of Cellulite.
Another thing people love about dry skin brushing is that it helps fight cellulite. The circular movements and pressures utilized during the treatment boost blood circulation and break down fat deposits stored under the epidermal tissues that cause wrinkled skin and cellulite.
It Reduces Muscle Tension And Stress.
Body brushing is a way to get a massage that can help some of the substances that make you feel less stressed separate from each other.
It will also help you eliminate all the muscle tension you build up during the day and clear your mind of worries.
Why Dry Brushing Works Best To Exfoliate Your Legs Before Getting Waxed
When you dry brush regularly, you eliminate the possibility of dead skin cells interfering with the waxing process. Babe, to get the best from your wax session, exfoliation is essential.
Exfoliate your legs in the days leading up to your visit. Dry brushing before showering is ideal since it gets rid of dead skin. When you come in to have your legs waxed, all of the hair will fall out if you have adequately exfoliated. If you do not properly exfoliate, you will notice some hair growing back in two weeks. And we certainly don't want that.
What Not To Do While Dry Brushing
If you have wounds or burns, as well as infections, rashes, or insect bites in the area you want to treat, you should not use this method. You also have to be careful if you have a lot of moles. If you massage them with too much force, you could tear them.
Finally, if you have body acne, don't use this dry brushing because the brush could make the skin even worse.