My pamper sesh includes a new favorite indulgence and it’s called dry brushing. While I’m sure many of you have heard of it, those of you who haven’t must get in the know. It includes a dry scratchy brush and a few minutes before showering to gain its numerous benefits. While that might not sound attractive initially, once you get the hang of it, the practice is surely addictive.
- Helps to remove metabolic waste in the body by increasing circulation.
- Assists in improving lymphatic drainage to remove toxins trapped in the skin. Removing these toxins help to reduce the appearance of cellulite.
- Helps to unclog pores and remove dead skin cells encouraging cell renewal.
- Ultimately leaves the skin smoother, more radiant and better able to absorb nutrients.
- Helps reduce razor bumps.
- Strengthens the immune system by accelerating the clearing of toxins.
- Dry brushing is always performed with a dry brush, on dry skin, right before you shower. (your brush should be made of natural bristles)
- Starting at your feet, always work your way up towards the heart.
- Use quick circular motions then long, sweeping strokes.
- From your legs, work your way to your hands and up your arms. Again, always towards the heart.
- Perform gentle, circular motions on your stomach and up towards your chest (be extra gentle here).
- Lastly, brush upward from your lower back to middle and from neck down (a brush with a handle helps here).
Initially the sensation of the rough bristled brush against my skin felt all too harsh. I found that as I started off with a very light hand, I was soon able to apply more pressure in time. After about a week or so, as my skin got used to the practice and it became a very pleasurable experience. My body became warm and I felt incredibly energized and renewed. Followed up by a warm shower and a helping of my favorite body oil, the experience is utter bliss. After over a month or so, I have seen a definite improvement in my skins texture. The areas of cellulite have definitely diminished and appear more toned. I am certainly a believer.