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Dry Brushing the Skin

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What is it and what are the benefits?

In today's living standards, people are now striving to be more beautiful and healthy. Many people are looking for different and traditional methods to enhance their beauty and health with long-term effects by moving away from classic make-up products. One of these methods is "Dry Brushing". It is important to not just take care of yourself from but to be mindful of the types of fabrics you use on your skin. You can read more on azo free dyes here.

What is dry brushing?

Dry brushing is the brushing of the skin with a dry brush. You use a natural bristle brush to gently brush your skin in long strokes across your whole body, brushing each area more than once. Typically, you start brushing the skin from the feet and hands towards the heart.

When to dry brush?

Dry brushing is best done on a daily basis. It is recommended that you add dry brushing to your daily routine (just the way you brush your teeth and hair) and spend around 10 minutes each day dry brushing your body. Once you have dry brushed, you can apply vitamin C oil to your body or another vitamin rich moisturiser.

If you are dry brushing for the first time, you may wish to do it just before you shower so that dead skin residue is washed away. Once dry brushing becomes part of your routine, it is unlikely that you will shed a lot of dead skin.

When dry brushing you can use one of our lightweight hammam towels to wrap around your body or your hair.

What to avoid

People with open or inflamed skin, including people with eczema and psoriasis, should avoid dry brushing over the inflamed area. You should avoid dry brushing over an open wound because by doing so you could introduce bacteria to the wound, which could lead to an infection. You should avoid dry brushing your face if you have sensitive skin.

Benefits of dry brushing

Dry brushing makes the body healthier. Once this is implemented into your daily routine, you would see and feel the difference. We recommend taking photos so you can compare the before and after images. We have listed some of the benefits of dry brushing below.

1) Get rid of old and dead skin cells

"Dry brushing" will create a natural peeling effect and get rid of old and dead skin cells leaving your skin soft and smooth. If you suffer from dry skin and tissue inequalities then dry brushing will regenerate and revitalise your skin, allowing it to breathe.

2) Clears pores through exfoliation

Dry brushing goes deep enough into the skin to exfoliate it by removing excess oil, dirt and residue and in turn unclogs the pores. The coarse fibres on the brush would help by removing dead skin and improves the skins ability to remove toxins through the pores. Thus, allowing the skin to breathe more easily.

3) Increases blood circulation

Dry brushing increases blood circulation and there are significant benefits to this. In order for our physiology to work more efficiently there needs to be a reduction of metabolic wastes and accelerated cell renewal (to name just a few), and increased blood circulation allows this to happen. This is perfect for a more energetic and rejuvenated skin. This would in turn enable you to be more energetic and help you spend your day more positively.

4) Lymphatic support

The lymphatic system is responsible for the collection of waste in the cells. Dry brushing contributes to the removal of toxins from the body. Brushing the skin regularly helps stimulate the normal flow of lymph in the body and detoxify the body naturally. By stimulating the lymphatic system, the body would get rid of the toxins more quickly and effectively.

5) Say goodbye to your cellulite

Yes you read it right, it is possible to get rid of cellulite or reduce the appearance of cellulite if you dry brush regularly. The method of dry brushing works as a form of skin massage, which will reduce cellulite. The small movements during brushing will soften the hard fat deposits under the skin with a more systematic positioning of fat molecules to achieve a cellulite-free appearance.

Thank you for visiting our website. Before we end this blog we would like to leave you with a quote:

“Self-care is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation.”

Audre Lorde

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