If you've ever wondered how Miranda Kerr gets that gorgeous glow to her skin, you've probably been seeing the benefits of dry brushing. I started dry brushing mainly for exfoliation, but after some research, I realized that there are actually a lot more benefits to it than I originally thought. Dry brushing is the process of sloughing off dead skin cells with a natural bristled brush, on dry skin before a bath of a shower. It sounds quite painful, but I can tell you from experience that it is actually quite addictive.
Dry brushing has so many benefits including exfoliation, circulation, cleansing of the lymph system, and reducing the appearance of cellulite. A lot of experts also agree that it is a proven stress reliever. I don't know about that, but I will say it sure feels nice. It is recommended that when you dry brush, you brush towards the heart, to get the maximum circulation benefits. I am actually on the look out for a new brush that has a longer handle so I can reach my back. This is a wonderful thing to do if you are a self tanner, or if you are someone that uses body shaping products, cellulite creams etc.
I feel it has to be said, that dry brushing is not meant to be painful. If your skin is turning red and you find yourself cringing through it, ease up a little bit. Trust me, the process alone will truly exfoliate your skin, there is no need to put any elbow grease into it! Your skin should look slightly pink afterwards, and it is recommended to take a lukewarm bath or shower afterwards.
This is the perfect time of year to start your body maintenance! Swimsuit season is fast approaching, and I know I'm not the only one who has to shed some dry skin scales before that happens!
Have you guys ever tried dry brushing before?
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