Chances are, you’ve heard a little about this centuries-old ayurvedic beauty ritual known as dry brushing. Dry brushing is exactly as it sounds; it involves taking a soft-bristled (usually boar) brush that you use to dry brush your skin in your shower (prior to turning it on) when the skin is well…dry. Why exactly would you spend 10-15 minutes once a day starting from your feet and ending near your heart by moving the brush in systematic motions? Let us count the ways…
Dry brushing promotes detoxification by increasing blood circulation and promoting lymph flow/drainage.
Exfoliating + Collagen Producing
Dry brushing is beloved by skin experts because it’s a holistic way of exfoliating. Exfoliating helps unclog pores and stimulates your nervous system, making you feel invigorated afterwards, and aids in cellular turnover which in turn produces more collagen.
Reduces The Appearance of Cellulite
While dry brushing itself doesn’t exactly get rid of cellulite, it certainly reduces the appearance of it by plumping the skin up.
Help Prevent Ingrown Hairs
This is due to the exfoliation process that causes cellular turnover. The less dead skin you have when shaving, the less chance an ingrown hair can occur.
Many proponents of dry brushing find this routine soothing and relaxing.
It’s safe to say there are no downsides to dry brushing your skin. However, if you have sensitive skin, it is recommended to go for a softer brush and/or gentler strokes. Intriguing, right? Here is a step by step guide on how to dry brush!