A Complete Guide To Dry Brushing

Dry brushing your skin is a lymphatic exfoliation and massage technique with many benefits for the skin of the face and body. Followers of natural beauty like Gwyneth Paltrow or Miranda Kerr are fans of this traditional method and for a good reason.

Brush your body like you brush your hair or your teeth? If the idea may seem preposterous, this beauty ritual has nevertheless existed for millennia in baths.

It has existed in Japan and Turkey, in saunas in Finland and Russia, or even in the sweat lodges of the Amerindians. The brush for the body is an ancient tool that has come back to the fore, especially during the lockdown.

How To Dry Brush At Home

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Simple and quick, dry brushing can be done at home, on bare and dry skin, using a suitable body brush. Do it at the end of the day, just before the shower. Gently brush the skin in one direction, going up from the bottom to the top, without going back and forth. 

The movements must be light. The lymphatic system is fragile; you have to stroke the skin to drain it. The bristles of the brush are already quite stiff. Five to ten minutes of brushing per day is sufficient. It is recommended to do it at least twice a week for fifteen minutes.

Benefits Of Dry Brushing

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Dry brushing helps flush out all the toxins caused by overeating, stress, fatigue, pollution, etc. It rids the body of dead cells like a scrub. After brushing, you can relax, shower to eliminate dead skin before moisturizing your body with a cream or oil. 

The active ingredients of your treatment will penetrate and treat the skin even better. In addition to its benefits internally, the effects of dry brushing are also seen outside. The skin needs to be stimulated to oxygenate the cells and produce collagen and elastin, leaving the skin much softer.

How To Choose And Maintain The Brush

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Choose a brush with a handle or with a handle, depending on what you prefer. There are many types of brush depending on the sensitivity and preferences of each. Some also have rubber bristles to make brushing softer and lighter. 

The only condition for the tool to be efficient is to maintain the brush correctly to prevent its bristles from becoming softer and dislodged. Above all, please do not leave it in the shower or a damp place! You must also wash your brush after each use with soap and water. This will get rid of the dead cells stuck on the bristles.

Written By:
Titi Dokubo

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