Dry brushing is gaining a lot of popularity, and we often get asked how to dry brush. Dry brushing is even apart of many spa services, so before you try it let’s try to break it down for you.
Dry brushing is what it sounds like, brushing the skin in a particular pattern with a dry brush, usually before showering. With dry brushing, the skin is typically brushed toward the heart, starting at the feet or hands and brushing toward the chest. Soft pressure and a brush with the right bristles can be an excellent way to start the day and have your skin looking great.
We recommend that you only dry brush a few time a week. Brushing too frequently or vigorously—or using a brush with tough bristles—could cause “micro-cuts,” which are not good for any healthy skin regime.
Benefits of Dry Brushing
There are a lot of blogs out there that go on for days regarding the benefits of dry brushing. People dry brush for different reasons, but we’ll stick to the ones that we keep in mind.
Exfoliation is often the first benefit a person notices when starting a dry brush routine. Running a firm, natural bristled brush over the skin helps loosen and remove dead skin cells, naturally exfoliating skin. Dry brush converts will often notice softer skin in the first few days and weeks starting dry brushing. Dry brushing is one of the simplest and most natural ways to exfoliate skin.
This exfoliation can often help remedy Keratosis Pilaris. Keratosis Pilaris is a skin condition that forms hard bumps on your skin, generally on a hair follicle. They usually appear on your upper arms and thighs and commonly afflict those with dry skin.
2. Clean Pores
The added benefit of exfoliating the skin is clearing oil, dirt, and residue from the pores. Clean pores free from dirt and oil can lead to pore size reduction. You can also use a specialized smaller gentler dry brush for the face. Dry brushing can leave you with smaller pores and clean, soft skin.
3. Lymphatic Support and Skin Detox:
Stimulating the lymphatic system is a core benefit. The lymphatic system is responsible for collecting, transporting to the blood, and eliminating the waste, our cells produce. If the lymphatic system is congested, it can lead to a build-up of toxins, causing inflammation and illness. Dry brushing stimulates the lymphatic system as it stimulates and invigorates the skin.”