There are many ways to care for your skin, from expensive powders and potions to laser hair removal and costly spa treatments. But one of the most effective forms of skin care is also one of the easiest and least expensive. If you are looking for a simple way to improve your appearance and invigorate your skin, you might want to give dry brushing a try. Dry brushing is all the rage these days, and it carries a host of benefits for you and your skin.
For the uninitiated, dry brushing is just what it sounds like. All you need to do it is a natural bristle brush – no artificial fibers – and a few minutes of your time. It is best to choose a brush with a long handle since that will make it easier to reach your entire body and care for all your skin.
Dry brushing is best done right before your shower, and it only adds a few minutes to your regular beauty routine. When you dry brush before your daily shower, you can enjoy these great benefits.
- Removes dead skin cells
- Removes impurities from your skin
- Could reduce the appearance of cellulite
- Can remove toxins from your skin
- Improves blood flow
- Can improve your circulation
- Improves muscle tone
- Gives your skin a fresh and freshly scrubbed appearance
- Unclogs your pores
- Feels great
You do not have to book an expensive spa treatment to enjoy the wonderful feeling and the many benefits of dry brushing. All you need is the aforementioned natural bristle brush, some private time and a few extra minutes before your shower.
Here are the steps to follow:
– Avoid brushing over sunburned or damaged skin, and never brush any confirmed or suspected skin cancers.
-Make sure your skin is dry. Dry brushing should be done before your shower or bath.
-Use a gentle circular motion when dry brushing your skin. The gentle motion will invigorate your skin and leave you feeling great.
-Start with your ankles and move upwards – toward your heart. Starting low and working upward can enhance the health benefits of dry brushing.
-When you are done dry brushing your ankles, move on to your calves, thighs, stomach, and arms. Dry brush every part of your body you can reach.
-Work downward when doing your back, starting at your neck and working your way down to your lower back.
-When you are done with your dry brushing, jump into the shower to wash away the dead skin cells, impurities and toxins you just released. Alternating the shower temperature from hot to cold to hot again can improve the value of dry brushing by invigorating your skin and enhancing your blood flow.
-Apply a quality moisturizer when you come out of the shower. This will nourish your skin and leave you looking and feeling your best.
What To Use On Your Skin After:
After removing dead skin and toxins from your body you want to make sure that you are using the purest products out there to give moisture back to your skin. The best moisturizers to use are either our Fractionated Coconut Oil or Aloe Vera Gel – or both!
Our 100% Natural Fractionated Coconut Oil is purified to contain only the shortest chains of capric and caprylic acid so you get the cleanest product possible. It is hypoallergenic and will not irritate sensitive skin. This makes it the perfect natural moisturizer to rehydrate your skin after the dry brushing process.
Another great option is our Aloe Vera Gel. With its cooling and soothing properties, it will calm your skin post dry brushing.
One of our favorite things to do is to use half fractionated coconut oil and half aloe vera to make the perfect moisturizing combination.
Dry brushing is becoming more popular with every passing day, and it is easy to see why. This simple and effective beauty regimen can help you keep your skin looking and feeling its best, and it only takes a few minutes a day.
Have you ever tried dry brushing before? Comment what you think of it below.