Imagine the massive layers of dead skin that accumulate on your body. Humans shed up to 8 pounds of dry skin in just a year. Eek. If you don’t slough these dead cells away, they’ll gradually fall off on their own and become part of the dust that you’ll see lying on top of your dresser in just a few days. When cells shed, they don’t disappear. They end up everywhere from your mattress to your home décor.
No matter how many times you go the spa, home skin care rituals are necessary to keep skin soft and supple in between appointments. Skin exfoliation is an important step that keeps skin healthy and rejuvenates the body. There are many benefits of dry brushing and it’s a meditative step that costs dollars, at best.
If you haven’t traded in your old loofah yet, this is why you need to be dry brushing your body.
What is Dry Brushing?
Dry brushing is the technique of using a natural bristle brush all over your body. It keeps your lymphatic system moving, which helps flush all the toxins out from the fatty tissues of your skin. When your inner system feels sluggish, ridding toxins is one of the first things you should do.
In addition to sloughing off dead skin cells, regular brushing can reduce the appearance of cellulite. Dry brushing feels good, does good, and helps you look good. Here’s what you need to know before making a stroke.
Dry Brushing Basics
- First you need a dry brush made from natural bristles. Opt for a long-handled brush for ease of use. You don’t have to invest a lot of money. Natural brushes can be found for $5 or less.
- Skin and the brush should always be dry prior to brushing, so begin before showering. Because dry brushing can feel energizing and invigorating, you may want to do your brushing routine first thing in the morning
- Starting at your feet, brush in circular motions all the way up to your heart.
- Don’t rush the brushing process. Some people brush for an entire 20 minutes for best results, whereas some brush daily for a few minutes and with daily strokes and experience the many benefits. The most important thing is that you have a dry brushing routine that you can stick to.
- Don’t forget the hot spots. Inners thighs and armpits are top drainage areas for the lymphatic system. Spend extra time brushing these parts to release toxins.
- Keep going. At first, dry brushing could result in itchy skin. This is normal as brushing increases circulation. Soon your body will adjust and adapt to the stimulation without triggering the sensations. The more times you brush, the more skin cells you’ll remove, and the softer your skin will feel.
Opt for a Detox Lifestyle
To experience the maximum dry brushing benefits, you may need to make changes to your diet and lifestyle. In an effort to boost the effective removal of toxins you should drink plenty of water, exercise, get plenty of rest so your system processes toxins effectively, and reduce your personal stress.
When healthy lifestyle habits are combined with daily dry brushing, the benefits are many. Your skin will look fabulous, and your lymphatic system will work hard to remove all those dirty toxins from your life.
Pair your dry brushing with a HydraFacial, and you’ll be glowing in no time. Contact Moore Beauty today, and say goodbye to the dry and itchy skin.