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Dry Skin Brushing: A Cheap & Effective Way to Healthy Skin

We’ve all heard about the benefits of dry skin brushing for reducing the appearance of cellulite, but it turns out the positive aspects of this simple beauty trick go far beyond the physical. 

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The skin is our largest organ, but it’s often one of those most over-looked areas when it comes to everyday maintenance. Giving your bod a good once-over every day with a natural-bristle brush helps encourage the body’s discharge of metabolic wastes - aiding in lymphatic drainage and elimination of toxins. It’s like a detox that works from the outside-in! 

Other benefits of dry skin brushing include:

  • Rejuvenation of the nervous system
  • Increased circulation and blood flow (which helps lessen the appearance of cellulite)
  • Helps skin absorb nutrients by unclogging pores
  • Aids muscle tone and even distribution of fat deposits

There are definitely a few do’s and don’ts when it comes to dry skin brushing (but it’s far from complicated - I promise!). Just follow these simple steps:

  • Make sure you buy a natural-bristle rather than synthetic brush (like this one from The Body Shop and ensure it has a long handle so you can get all those hard-to-reach places.
  • Commit to dry brushing once a day - but if you’re unwell, upping it to twice a day can help to eliminate toxins from your body quicker and get you back on the mend.
  • Skin brushing should be done on dry skin before getting into the bath or shower.
  • Begin brushing from your feet and work your way up your body to your arms and torso and always brush towards your heart.
  • Make sure to avoid any sensitive areas where skin is broken / sunburnt / irritated or rashy.
  • As soon as you’re done brushing, jump in the shower. Beauty therapists often recommend alternating the shower temperature from hot to cold - as this invigorates the skin and stimulates blood flow further. 
  • After showering, slather your body with a good moisturiser or oil such as jojoba, almond or coconut.
  • And because you’re brushing off dead skin cells every day, make sure you keep your brush hygienic by washing it once a week and leaving it to dry in the sun. 

As with any beauty regime, you’re not going to see results immediately and this one does require a bit of persistence. But after about a month you should start to see an improvement in the look and feel of your skin and a heightened sense of general wellbeing. 


Lucy x

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