I dry brush for about 5-7 minutes everyday before I hop into the shower. Dry brushing will help improve your skin from breakouts, and help protect your body from toxins. Another benefit is it improves your circulation in your lymphatic system! You will notice a huge difference with your skin if you make dry brushing a part of your daily routine! It will tighten and firm your skin, reducing cellulite and improve the softness of your skin! What can be better than that?
What Kind Of Brush Needed
You need to get a brush that has natural bristles. Do not buy the synthetic brushes because it can scratch your skin! Ouch! I love using the brushes that have a long handle and that can simply be detached. The longer handle is amazing for those hard to reach areas and the detachable brush can be used for your arms, chest, stomach and legs. You can buy these brushes almost anywhere just make sure they are natural! This brush I found on ShopStyle.
Where To Brush
Some people think that dry brushing is only for the legs, but honestly dry brushing everywhere is the best thing for your skin. I dry brush every part of my body, my back, stomach, legs, feet, arms, and chest, even my booty. My skin has never looked and felt better! Just make sure not to dry brush over scratches or opened wounds. Image from Privy Skin Care.
How To Properly Dry Brush
When I dry brush, I simply brush towards my heart in a circular motion. I start with brushing my feet and work my way up towards my chest. Just make sure that you are brushing towards your heart. When I first started brushing my skin was a little red, so when you first start out, gently brush your skin until it can handle more pressure. Note to self: Dry brush on dry skin ONLY! This image from Holistic Woman shows you the direction in which to brush.
I wash my brush about two times a week with shampoo, and I make sure to rinse it out very well! Hang it somewhere where it can dry completely and you have yourself a clean brush!
How Often You Should Brush
You should dry brush at least once a day. It’s a good idea to do it right before you shower, so that you can wash off all the dead skin cells. If you’re just starting out you can start by doing 3 times a week and then work up to doing it every day. Image from Dr. Jesse Chappus.
Dry Brush on a Waterless Body
One of the points of dry brushing is to do it on dry skin. Don’t brush with lotions, or oils either. When you brush on just your skin it helps remove the maximum amount of dry skins cells, and give you the most benefits.
Try to make dry brushing a part of your daily routine and you will love the results of your skin!