How to Dry Brush
Posted on January 18 2017
If you resolved to care for your skin or be healthier in 2017, we’ve got just what you need. Whether or not you’ve heard of Dry Brushing, you’ll want to add it to your current skin care regimen.
What’s in it for ME (and my skin)?
Your skin is the largest organ in the human body and one of its functions is elimination. Dry brushing helps your skin perform this duty in the following ways:
— Exfoliation: Dry brushing is the most natural way to sweep away dead skin. It leaves your skin feeling silky smooth.
— Cleans pores: Your pores become clogged with oil, dirt, and residue. Dry brushing helps clear all this gunk away. This allows your skin to breath and to absorb nutrients better.
— Stimulates the lymphatic system: The lymphatic system helps rid the body of toxins. Dry brushing kicks it into gear.
— Enhances circulation: Dry brushing increases blood flow, which is a great exercise in circulation. Great way to start your day!
— Improves skin appearance: Many people find daily dry brushing gives skin a healthy, luminous appearance.
— Stress Relief: Dry brushing can feel a little scratchy and your skin turning a bit red not only safe but good for it, it gets the blood flowing within the skin. After the process is over your entire body feels refreshed.What Do I Need and How Do I Dry Brush?
What you'll need:
- A Moisturizer - After dry brushing it's imperative that you follow-up with a moisturizer to protect your newly exposed skin. The traditional methods call for an oil like our Massage Oil but we've also formulated our Dry Brush Milk specifically for this process to be a superior hydrator. It's your preference!
- A Dry Brush - preferably with stiff, natural bristles. We love our Dry Brush which has boar bristles and has a detachable handle for convenience.
- A Shower - You'll probably prefer yours!
How to Dry Brush:
1. Get naked, grab your brush, and hop in the shower, but don’t turn on the water (yet!). Being in the shower catches dry skin.
2. Starting at your feet, begin brushing your legs toward your heart in long, smooth motions. Repeat several times in each area. It's normal for your skin to turn pink / red but don't overdo it!
3. Next, move to your arms. Starting with your hands, brush toward your heart. Repeat several times.
4. Lastly, brush your back and abdomen, moving toward your heart. Repeat several times.
5. Now you’re ready to turn on the water and shower as usual.
6. After your shower, pat your skin dry with a towel.
7. Apply our Dry Brush Milk or a moisturizer to your entire body. This step is vital.