This seemingly ancient practice has been gaining modern popularity– for a good reason too! Dry brushing is a powerful spa treatment that’s simple to do at home, feels great, and has amazing benefits. You start by brushing your skin starting from the feet and hands moving towards your heart.
Benefits of Dry Brushing
Dry brushing boosts circulation and stimulates your lymphatic system, which drains toxins from the body. By stimulating the lymphatic system, you’ll help your body eliminate toxins and break down cellulite naturally. If you are doing a cleanse, dry brushing can support the cleanse process.
If you make this a regular habit, you’ll enjoy better digestion, clean pores, brighter skin, and less cellulite. Dry brushing will help your body shed dead skin cells so you have a natural glow.
How to Dry Brush Your Skin
All you need to start an at-home dry brushing regimen is a natural brush with medium to firm bristles. If the bristles are too stiff, you risk damaging your skin. If they are too soft, the technique will not be effective. To easily reach your back, pick a brush that has a long handle.
Begin brushing at your feet and brush upward in long strokes. Brush from the wrists up to the shoulders. Brush your chest and abdomen using a circular motion.
Avoid the temptation to press firmly. Simply hold the brush and work it over the skin; the bristles should provide enough pressure on their own.
The whole process should take no more than 5 minutes. Once you’ve finished, rinse off in the shower. Then follow up with your favorite oil or moisturizer. You can dry brush your face; however, you’ll need a softer brush and you should do this no more than twice a week. When dry brushing the face, begin at the neck and work toward the forehead.
While you can dry brush yourself, many spas offer treatments that incorporate dry brushing with additional benefits. Find a spa near you that offers dry brushing skin treatments at Vagaro.