A Step-by-Step Guide of Dry Brushing For Better Skin
Dry brushing offers many benefits and is a great way to exfoliate your skin. It is gaining popularity and for good reason. Dry brushing can have many benefits, including smoother skin and lymphatic drainage. Before you pick up a brush and begin to work on your skin, make sure to understand how it works and what areas to avoid.
What is Dry Brushing?
Dry brushing is exactly what it sounds like. This involves lightly "brushing" the skin with a coarse, natural fiber brush to stimulate blood flow. This pre-shower ritual makes the skin glow and gives you a relaxing experience for self-care. This helps to brighten the skin and makes your moisturizer work better because it removes any dead skin.
Dry Skin Brushing Benefits
Dry brushing is a method of removing dead skin cells from the body. This involves rubbing the skin toward the heart. Dry brushing is gaining popularity for a reason. There are many benefits to dry brushing, including:
- Lymphatic Support
This is often noticed when it’s the first time a person try dry brushing. Running with a natural bristled, firm brush over your skin will help to loosen and remove any dead skin cells. This naturally exfoliates the skin. In the few days and weeks that follow dry skin brushing, you will notice softer and less dry skin.
- Give your skin a more radiant glow
Your skin can be smoother and more supple when removing the dead skin cells. It allows the skin turnover and gives your skin a brighter look after dry brushing.
- Reduces Cellulite
People claimed that dry brushing regularly greatly reduces cellulite. Although there aren't many studies to support the claims about cellulite, dry brushing is great for skin softening and feels great.
- Gentler than scrubbing in a shower
Hot water can strip away essential oils, fats, and proteins that maintain healthy skin. It can also cause itching and redness. You can exfoliate your skin by brushing it dry, without itching or removing any natural oil of skin.
How to Dry Your Brush Daily
This is a step-by-step guide for dry brushing.
Step 1: Locate your brush
If you have sensitive skin, you can choose a bristle brush with a soft bristle.
Step 2: Get ready
Do it before you shower because you will be lifting dead skin cells which you will likely want to wash right away.
Step 3: Master the movement
Start at the feet. Next, work your way up to the legs. Each section of skin should be brushed approximately 10 times. Brushing up towards the heart/chest area is important as this is where the lymph system drains. The same procedure can be repeated with your arms. Start with your palms and work your way up to the heart.
Step 4: As Usual, Take a Shower
This will remove any dead skin cells from the body that were damaged during brushing.
Step 5: Nourishing is Key after the Shower
The skin absorbs product faster so it is important to use high-quality, healthy ingredients after dry brushing. Smoothen on oil or cream while you are still damp to seal in the water from your shower. Always moisturize on the damp skin with a few drops of La Coéss REVITALISÉ Face Oil added to your moisturizer to add some luxury.
Stick to your self-care routine if you love it. As with all routines, you won't see any improvement if you don't follow through. It won't solve all your problems but it will likely make your skin smoother, softer and healthier.
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