You guys, I am about to change your life forever! At least I think I am and if you are already on the dry brushing band wagon, isn’t it so amazing!?!?
You might be asking yourself what the heck is dry brushing?
Well it’s simple really, using a firm bristled brushed you brush your dry body toe to neck. Now, before you go and get all judgy on me, hear me out…
Benefits of dry brushing:
1.) It feels good and makes your skin softer– I don’t know about you but my skin is not soft, between the winter making my skin raw and the harsh summer rays my skin is the exact opposite of soft. You will notice your skin is softer in one day, I am not even exaggerating (and trust me, I like to exaggerate). The sensation you get when you dry brush is kind of weird, the first few times I did it I was all like hmm I don’t know what to think of this and then a couple days later it started to feel good and then a couple days later I noticed my body seemed to like release toxins or something when I did it. It’s hard to explain, you should just try it and find out.
2.) It supports the lymphatic system: the lymphatic system is a major part of the body’s immune system. It is made up of organs and lymph nodes, ducts and vessels that transport lymph throughout the body. Many of these lymph vessels run just bellow the skin and proponents of dry brushing claim that brushing the skin regularly helps stimulate the normal lymph flow within the body and help the body detoxify itself naturally.
3.) It exfoliates: exfoliation is good for your skin because it removes all of the body’s dead skin cells.
4.) It cleanse your pores: exfoliating the skin is clearing out the oil, dirt and residue built up in the pores all over your body. (Note: you need a special brush to dry brush your face)
5.) Reduces cellulite: Cellulite is toxic materials that have accumulated in your body’s fat cells and are trapped, unable to be eliminated from the body. Dry brushing helps break down any trapped toxins within the body and helps your body eliminate them through its usual elimination channels. While there is little scientific evidence if dry brushing really does reduce cellulite, I am going to keep telling myself it does.
How to dry brush:
2.) Dry brushing is best to do in the morning because it stimulates your body and gives you energy. It is also best to do before you shower.
3.) Start at your feet and always brush towards the heart (that is the way your lymphs flow). Brush each section of the body ten times before moving on to the next section.
3.) Avoid dry brushing your groin, boobs, neck and face (unless you have a special dry brush for your face).
Also please don’t pull the I don’t have time for this card. Because you do have time for it, I promise. The whole dry brushing experience will take you like 5 minutes tops and it’s soooo worth giving yourself some extra time in the morning to do!
Do you dry brush? What do you think?
Will you try dry brushing?