Benefits of Dry Brushing and How to Use Dry Brush

Benefits of Dry Brushing and How to Use Dry Brush

helps to eliminate cellulite. It is a non-invasive procedure, which helps improve skin tone and texture, stimulates the lymphatic system, and boosts circulation.

All this together can reduce your cellulite!

it has a detoxifying effect on the body by stimulating the excretion of toxins that can combine with water and fat cells.

stimulates the area that it is used on by improving blood circulation, this means you will see a visible improvement in skin tone and texture. This also has the added benefit of stimulating the lymphatic system which eliminates toxins from your body via sweat glands.

Dry brushing is an all-over body process, not only is it beneficial for cellulite but you can also see results in your face by massaging the lymph nodes under the chin.

– tone & lift skin

– stimulate blood flow

– exfoliate dead cells away

– increase absorption of moisturizer, oils, or body butter applied after brushing

How to Use Dry Brush:

Start at your feet and brush up your legs in long, smooth strokes towards your heart.

Start at elbows and armpits and brush up towards the heart.

On the stomach area move in small circular motions around the belly button and continue upward to the chest.

On the back brush from fingers to shoulders and then down again, never go in the downward direction.

When you’re finished the whole body, brush lightly in the reverse direction (from the heart to toes), this is an extra step that will help get rid of any dead skin cells that may have gathered during the process.  Finish by applying your favorite body lotion or oil all over, I like to use acai berry oil or coconut oil.

I like to do this before I shower so the dry brushing process doesn’t mess up my bathroom, you could also use a body brush in the shower.  I’ve found body brushes for sale at TJMaxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods stores, online at Amazon or eBay.  If you can’t find a body brush you like, a loofah works well too!  Don’t use the same loofah for your face and you’re good to go.

Dry brushing is not just beneficial for cellulite but also:

improving blood circulation and toning your skin – stimulates the lymphatic system which eliminates toxins from your body via sweat glands – helps to eliminate cellulite

Dry brushing is an all-over body process, not only is it beneficial for cellulite but you can also see results in your face by massaging the lymph nodes under the chin.

Wet skin Brushing:

wet skin brushing is a technique to stimulate the liver and lymphatic system through the skin, which in turn reduces bloating as well as detoxifying your body. It also improves blood circulation. The fine natural bristles on this brush mimic the process of dry skin brushing but do not irritate or damage your delicate winter skin – it actually helps improve your complexion.

You can also do it before you shower to stimulate the lymphatic system even further and cleanse your skin at the same time or use it in addition to dry brushing for an extra boost of stimulation where your body needs it most. Before using the brush, take a warm shower or bath (not too hot) and make sure your skin is nice and wet.

Apply the finest grade of salt to your wet skin in long strokes from top to toe. This action does not scratch, but gently massages and helps reduce cellulite by increasing circulation while stimulating the lymphatic system which then flushes out toxins.

Do this for about 3-5 minutes and then rinse your body off with cool water. You can do this once a week or even every day if you would like for it to have a deeper detoxing effect on your skin and whole body. Do not use common table salt for this, rather get pure sea salts because the latter has many other health benefits as well!

Drink lots of water after your shower to fully flush out the toxins your body has released.

Benefits of dry brushing face:

1. Evens skin tone by unclogging pores and minimizing wrinkles

2. Removes dead skin cells to prevent acne and blackheads

3. Exfoliates dry, dull winter skin because it increases cell turn over resulting in a brighter complexion

4. Stimulates the lymphatic system allowing for better detoxification of your body which can help you lose weight

5. Keeps the skin moisturized and supple.

6. Helps to reduce under-eye puffiness because lymphatic drainage helps drain fluid build-up from your face

7. Cleanses the pores and stimulate blood flow to make your face appear more youthful and wrinkle-free which in turn helps to reduce fine lines and under-eye circles

8. Can help treat acne and blackheads, particularly on the chin and jawline, by unclogging pores without stripping oil from your skin which can cause breakouts

9. Reduces cellulite and increases circulation

10. Some even claim this technique helps with hair growth!

How to dry brush your skin:

1. Using a natural-bristle brush, gently stroke in long upward and outward motions toward your heart starting from your feet and working up. Your strokes should be light and never cause irritation or redness.

2. Do this for three to five minutes every day (preferably in the morning before you shower).

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3. If you have dry, delicate winter skin, after your shower pat yourself dry and skip the salt so as not to irritate your skin further. Do not use any soap.

4. Just remember to always apply moisturizer immediately after showering and try to stay out of the sun especially if you have just exfoliated your skin.

5. When you get done exfoliating, pat yourself dry with a clean towel, and do not rub your skin dry because this can cause damage!

6. If you have especially dry skin, you can apply a moisturizing scrub to your whole body after you dry brush and then take a quick shower afterward.

7. You can also use a few drops of oil such as olive or coconut on your skin before starting the drying brushing process to further soften it up for brushing.

8. If you prefer to use a dry brush on your face, please avoid the delicate skin around your eyes and mouth and only apply the oil before using it if necessary.

9. If you have a lot of dead skin cells on your face and neck, just stay away from those areas when using a dry brush altogether because it will be too harsh on them. In this case, just use it on your body.

How to dry brush your face:

1. Using a natural-bristle flat top brush, gently stroke in long upward and outward motions toward your heart starting from the base of your chin moving upward until you reach your forehead. At this time you can also include the entire neck area as well.

2. Be very gentle when stroking on your neck and around your eyes because these areas are more sensitive than other parts of your body such as the bottom of your feet, arms, and legs.

3. When you get done exfoliating, pat yourself dry with a clean towel, and do not rub your skin dry because this can cause damage!

4. If you have just exfoliated your skin, do not use any soap or moisturizer because it will strip away the natural oils that are necessary for soft supple glowing skin!

5. Just remember to always apply moisturizer immediately after showering and try to stay out of the sun especially if you have just exfoliated your skin.

How to dry brush other parts of your body:

1. Using a natural-bristle flat top brush, gently stroke in long upward and outward motions toward your heart starting from the bottom of your feet moving up until you reach the middle of your back, shoulder blades included.

2. Do this for three to five minutes every day (preferably in the morning before you shower).

3. When you get done exfoliating, pat yourself dry with a clean towel, and do not rub your skin dry because this can cause damage!

4. If you have especially dry skin, just skip the salt so as not to irritate your skin further.

5. If you have just exfoliated your skin, do not use any soap or moisturizer because it will strip away the natural oils that are necessary for soft supple glowing skin!

6. Just remember to always apply moisturizer immediately after showering and try to stay out of the sun especially if you have just exfoliated your skin.

7. If you have dry, delicate winter skin, after your shower pat yourself dry and skip the salt so as not to irritate your skin further. Do not use any soap.

8. When you get done exfoliating, pat yourself dry with a clean towel, and do not rub your skin dry because this can cause damage!

9. If you have especially dry skin, you can apply a moisturizing scrub to your whole body after you dry brush and then take a quick shower afterward.

10. Do this for three to five minutes every day.

11. You can also use a few drops of oil such as olive or coconut on your skin before starting the drying brushing process to further soften it up for brushing.

12. If you prefer to use a dry brush on your face, please avoid the delicate skin around your eyes and mouth and only apply the oil before using it if necessary.

13. If you have a lot of dead skin cells on your face and neck, just stay away from those areas when using a dry brush altogether because it will be too harsh on them. In this case, just use it on your body.

14. To avoid irritation around the eyes, simply stroke with open fingers rather than a dry brush or just skip doing that area all together!

15. In the morning, I like to use a dry brush on my legs and arms before I take a shower.

16. While in the shower, I use either the scrub from my Skintimate Shave Gel or just some baking soda with water if you have extremely dry skin!

17. After shaving, pat everything with cold water and then apply a moisturizing scrub to your entire body or just one of the following: olive oil, coconut oil, cocoa butter, shea butter, beeswax.

18. Then I use a very gentle moisturizer on my face after shaving in the morning before I apply makeup!

19. At night, before bed, I use a moisturizer on my face if needed!

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