I’m going to share a very simple wellness trick, which will only take 5 minutes of your time each day, cost you almost nothing, and will help to cleanse your entire body inside and outside. Dry Brushing!
I discovered dry brushing three years ago and I have done it enjoyably ever since. It’s what helps wake my body up in the morning, and gives me a much needed kick start to my day.
This post is rather long, so please feel free to use the table of contents below to find what interests you!
Table of Contents
- 1 What is Dry Brushing?
- 2 Dry Brushing In History
- 3 Benefits Of Dry Brushing Skin
- 4 Dry Brushing Cellulite
- 5 How it Works
- 6 How To Remove Dead Skin From Body – Here’s What Works For Me
- 7 What You Need
- 8 How Long Should You Dry Brush?
- 9 How To Dry Brush Your Skin
- 10 Skin Brushing Technique
- 11 Dry Brushing Face Skin – Good Or Bad Idea?
- 12 Dry Brushing Your Legs Is A Must!
- 13 Skin Brushing Back Skin For The Win – I’m A Poet 🙂
- 14 Tips On How To Use A Body Brush
- 15 Dry Brushing Video
- 16 Dry Brushing Results – Here’s My Experience
- 17 Skin Brushing Side Effects – Here’s What I’ve Discovered
- 18 Where To Buy A Dry Brush
- 19 Types Of Dry Brushes
- 19.1 Cactus Body Brush – A Great Investment
- 19.2 Purest Palm Body Brush – Here’s My Thoughts
- 19.3 Yerba Prima Tampico Skin Brush – A Great Option For Experienced Dry Brushers
- 19.4 Earth Therapeutics Body Brush – My Review So Far
- 19.5 Exfoliating Body Brush
- 19.6 Natural Bristle Body Brush
- 19.7 Electric Body Brush
- 20 Best Brush For Dry Brushing – Here’s My Experience So Far
- 21 Conclusion
What is Dry Brushing?
Skin brushing is the practice of cleansing the skin to improve blood circulation throughout the body, enhance the elimination of toxins, and support the lymphatic system. Dry brushing involves the use of a natural bristle brush to brush all over your dry skin before you take a shower or bath. It is a great, relatively simple, and easy way to detox your skin.
Dry brushing is also a common technique used to combat dry skin and other skin conditions like Netheron Syndrome. The act of dry brushing is exactly what it sounds like … using an ordinary body shower brush all over your body. While this practice may sound harsh, it is actually a great way to reduce cellulite and help with other skin related issues.
Dry Brushing In History
Body brushing has had quite an interesting history. For starters, it goes back to the Ayurvedic times, meaning it has been done for thousands of years now. Ayurveda is a 5000 year old science that originates from India, and it is believed to be one of the oldest healing science of man. Dry skin brushing has been part of their cleansing philosophies and culture. It has also been practiced by the Scandinavians for this purpose for centuries, and has often been recommended by Chinese medicine practitioners and acupuncturists as an essential detox aid.
It was also an ancient ritual in Greece and Japan that has become a very common household practice all around the world. Dry brushing massages the skin and areas just below it to flush out any toxins that are building up. It also cleans the lymphatic system, which is closely related to cellulite. The cleaning of this system leads to more progressive blood flow, which aims to reduce the growth of cellulite.
Benefits Of Dry Brushing Skin
1. Exfoliate Dead Skin Cells
Forget about the daily shower loofah and body scrubs. Dry skin brushing will ensure that you always have silky smooth skin. It will also leave your skin open to absorb the oils you apply when the skin is still damp, essentially leaving a fine film of oil on the surface.
Our bodies will become less effective in shedding the outer dead skin layers as we get older. The build up of the dead skin cells may lead to a dry, thick, and somewhat leathery look and feel, which is mostly common among older people. Besides exfoliating this outer skin layer, dry skin brushing helps to stimulate the oil and sweat gland, which results in added moisture for your skin. In essence, this helps to keep the skin young, fresh, vibrant, and free from breakouts.
2. Promotes Lymphatic Flow
The lymph is an essential part of the immune system made up of white blood cells referred to as lymphocytes and interstitial fluid that usually nourish the cell nutrients, bathes our cells, and remove their waste. In essence, all detoxification will first begin through the lymph.
The human body has more lymph than blood. Body brushing essentially moves the lymph that contains large protein content and other particulate matter that may not be transported through any other way into the circulatory system. When these proteins stay outside the blood vessels, more fluid would be accumulated, and lead to swollen limbs, ankles, and eventually have fluid leaking off the skin.
The removal of protein from interstitial spaces is a vital function, and if it doesn’t take place, we could die in 24 hours. Skin brushing helps to speed up the process, especially when the skin is massaged towards the heart. Other ways that might help include moving (exercising) and contracting our muscles (strength training).
3. Improves Blood Circulation
Since our skin has pores, it means it actually breathes! However, dead skin cells lead to clogged pores as well as the accumulated waste normally excreted through perspiration. Dry skin brushing helps to not only remove the dead skin cells, but also other accumulated matter. This in turn will encourage the body to discharge more metabolic waste.
In this case, dry skin brushing stimulates blood circulation, and creates a rise in your electromagnetic energy to make you feel more energized and invigorated. This can greatly reduce your chance of developing varicose veins. Moreover, this will naturally brighten your skin and encourage the turnover of your skin cells.
4. It Feels Great!
This is the main reason I do it! I see great results on the outside, but it also provides great mental stimulation.
The act of brushing against your skin has often been described as meditative, especially when done at a cool, tranquil environment. It calms your mind, reduces muscle tension, and relieves stress. Many people actually compared it to a light, full body massage.
Most people who have tried dry skin brushing have become addicted to it (including me) but in a good way. It simply feels so good! Along with giving you a tighter, glowing skin, people who dry brush their skin regularly often claim feeling invigorated after each session.
Dry Brushing Cellulite
In all honesty, there’s no clinical proof that dry brushing cellulite actually works when it comes to reducing your lumps and bumps. Believe me … I’ve looked everywhere. But I’m not so quick to abandon it.
Many of you probably had this in mind as a goal and even though body brushing is not yet clinically proven to remove cellulite from our bodies, many women have praised great outcomes. However, it might take up to 5 months of dry brushing cellulite to actually experience noticable results. Keep in mind that the best way to rid your body of cellulite is through a proper diet and a good exercise regimen. And an effective cellulite cream also helps.
Dry brushing is a great way to help your body promote cellulite reduction, especially when coupled or complemented with connective tissue massages, exercise, and a clean healthful, and alkaline diet. All these, plus working your way through the stress and emotional issues that lead to the accumulation of cellulite can break down the unwelcome fat deposits in your body.
How it Works
The skin is naturally an excretory organ for waste products from your body, just as the liver, kidneys, and the colon. Dry brushing your skin helps to keep its pores unclogged, and itself actively involved in helping your body in the cleaning processes. When your skin becomes inactive, it impairs its ability to remove the excess toxins. This eventually adds on more pressure to the other excretory organs and the body in general.
Body brushing has been an anti-aging secret for a number of European cultures for many years. It helps to tighten the skin, so that you don’t have loose or saggy skin. I have appreciated this benefit aftering having my first child. I had to deal with many skin problems (including saggy, loose skin, stretch marks, etc.) after giving birth to my handsome son. Skin brushing helped restore my supple, healthy, and vibrant skin back in just a few months!
Brushing your skin isn’t as scary as it might sound. At first, I was reluctant because I thought my skin would turn all red and full of scratches. Starting out with a little pressure, I increased the pressure gradually as my skin became more used to it. I also started with a softer bristle brush. After the first time, my skin felt a bit softer.
Skin brushing will cost you very little; $10-$20 dollars should be enough to get you a decent body brush. Insist on getting a good, natural bristle brush as it can last you for a very long time.
How To Remove Dead Skin From Body – Here’s What Works For Me
When it comes to removing dead skin from your body, it’s very important to keep on top of the task because if you let dead skin build up, then there’s always a risk that you may develop a skin infection, or even just a small acne breakout. Fortunately, learning how to remove dead skin isn’t a very difficult task at all and one of the best techniques available is known obviously dry brushing.
It’s best to do this once you’re in the shower because this will give you plenty of water to rinse away those dead skin cells and it will help contain the dead skin to one place once you start brushing. You can begin by gently massaging your skin using an appropriate brush, and this will quickly remove those excess dead skin cells which may be clogging your pores.
Once you get into the habit of regularly dry brushing your skin, you’ll soon begin to experience the benefits of an improved lymphatic system and your complexion will greatly improve.
What You Need
You need a good, soft, natural fiber brush with a long handle. This handle should enable you to reach all the areas of your body without much struggle. Go for those brushes that come with detachable head. If it comes with a strap for your hand that can be quite handy too.
Be sure to look for a brush with natural bristles. Synthetic fiber and nylon brushes might be too sharp for your skin and they might hurt it. Make sure the brush feels right for your skin, and keep in mind that skin brushing should never hurt in any form or way. However, as it happened to me, your skin might be a little bit sensitive to brushing at first. With time, as you make this a daily routine, your skin will become accustomed to the feel of the brush and as the bristles soften a bit, you will certainly enjoy the process. You should also consider using a softer bristle brush when you’re first starting out.
How Long Should You Dry Brush?
Body brushing can take as little time as 5 minutes to 10 or 15 minutes per session. The decision is up to you! However, for best results, it should be done daily or even twice a day if you want to. You should try incorporating it in your daily routine such as doing it before you take your morning shower, and then after a workout. I recommend avoiding it too close to your bedtime, since it can leave you too energized and interfere with your sleeping schedule.
How To Dry Brush Your Skin
You should dry brush your full naked body before a bath or shower. Start by dry brushing your feet on the soles and gently massage your skin in a circular motion. Use long sweeps from the bottom of your feet upwards, from the torso upwards and from the hands towards the shoulders. Avoid brushing your breasts, as this can be very sensitive.
Make sure you apply the brush strokes towards the heart, using harder pressure on places such as the palm or sole of the feet, and lighter pressure in areas where the skin is thin. Be sure to avoid the sensitive areas such as the places where the skin is broken, like wounds, skin rashes, cuts, and infections. Finish up by taking a regular shower or bath to wash away the dead skin cells.
Dry brushing on the face is quite beneficial too, but it requires even gentler measures and should only be done in place of other exfoliation techniques once or twice a week. Moreover, you should use a softer bristle body brush specifically designed for your face or a exfoliating face sponge will do the trick. Ensure you moisturize with face oil after you are through.
After your bath, dry of your body vigorously and massage your skin with natural pure plant oils like avocado, olive, almond, coconut, apricot, cocoa butter, and sesame. Keep in mind that a well structured brushing program should take about 30 days to experience noticable changes. Be patient and keep up with it.
Skin Brushing Technique
To perform an effective dry brush technique, all you have to do is follow these simple instructions:
- Use your fingers to find and gently massage where your primary lymph ducts are. These ducts can be found in the groin area (to the left and/or right of groin) and in the collarbone area. Massaging these areas with your fingers gently will help to open up the ducts. Only spend a few seconds on this step of the process.
- Using your body brush, start at the soles of your feet in a vigorous circular motion. Start out pressing gently on the skin, but as it becomes healthier you may increase the pressure used.
- After the soles, move on to the feet and legs while using fast, upward strokes of your brush. Continue using the upward bushing motion as you get to your thighs, buttocks, waist, stomach and breast area.
- From there, go back to using the small circular motions on your palms, and then return to the upward stroking motion when moving to your hands and arms.
- Next we move to the neck. From the neck, use downward stroking motions with your brush to brush your neck, shoulders, down your back and breasts, stroking towards your heart.
- It is important to avoid any exfoliating products in your shower after a dry brushing session. Any mechanical or chemical products will irritate the skin after brushing.
The benefits of dry brushing the skin are numerous. It helps to eliminate dead and dry skin cells that clog our pores, stimulates blood flow and keeps our bodies feeling energized. This dry brush technique also tightens and tones the skin, which is a great help to those suffering from cellulite. Dry brushing can be performed once or twice daily, but should be stopped if any irritation of the skin should occur. Be sure to avoid cuts, scrapes, burns or any other irritations of the skin while dry brushing. It is also recommended that your brush be cleaned at least once per week. You can do so by washing the brush with warm water and a mild soap and letting it hang to dry. This will help to prevent bacteria from building up.
Dry Brushing Face Skin – Good Or Bad Idea?
I had already been skin brushing for a year or so when I was introduced to dry brushing my face. I cannot stop singing its praises for what dry brushing has done to my body, as it has boosted the physical appearance of my skin, its tone, and helps reduced cellulite, but when my spa technician, Amy, asked if I wanted to try dry brushing my face I winced for a second before saying yes.
For most people, desquamation, the sloughing of dead skin in favor of lower layers of newer skin happens naturally. For some people, like me, who suffer from dry winter skin and dandruff, the process is too slow.
Aging does not help the process either but instead slows it down. I know I need some brushing work when my daily cleanser, toner, and moisturizer seem to fail me.
To help out my skin I now religiously favor brushing my face to give my skin a helping hand. It improves circulation and oxygenation of my skin, which makes my skin appear healthier too. It also makes it easier for my daily facial care routine to work.
How To Drybrush Your Face – Here’s What Works For Me
There’s no denying that the dry brush technique can be a fantastic way to improve your complexion, but knowing how to drybrush your face is very important because this area can be very sensitive, so if you get it wrong you may cause more harm than good.
After experimenting with a variety of techniques, I ultimately settled on the method that works best for my own skin and ever since I started using this technique I have found my skin has been greatly improved by the dry brush. What’s more, I’ve also avoided many of the irritation problems I had to begin with.
First of all, I start by gently massaging my T-zone using the dry brush, being careful to use only circular motions, rather than scrubbing up and down horizontally or vertically in an aggressive fashion. Even though this results in a very gentle exfoliation, it still gives my face enough attention to remove dead skin cells, and it’s been working very well for me so far.
The important thing to bear in mind is that you need to be very gentle when you’re dry brushing your face, because if you’re too aggressive then you may cause excessive skin dryness which can become a difficult issue to deal with.
Dry Brushing Your Legs Is A Must!
Whether you are planning a visit to a spa and trying to figure out which services to order or are looking to step-up your home beauty and health routine, dry brushing legs should be on your list! This is an amazing treatment that feels fantastic and has several benefits.
Dry brushing increases blood flow to the area while stimulating the lymph system as well. This helps to flush toxins from your cells and will leave your skin with a warm, tingly feeling. Done regularly, it may even help you to reduce the appearance of cellulite. The reason for this is that better circulation and fewer toxins will smooth the cells and create a healthier skin appearance.
Dry brushing legs keeps them exfoliated, which can make your shave last longer. Also, it prevents the ashen appearance that can happen over time. Your moisturizer will absorb better after a dry brush.
Done first thing in the morning, it is an excellent way to wake up your skin and body. Although you may have to remind yourself in the beginning, you will quickly begin to look forward to it each day when you open your eyes for the first time.
Skin Brushing Back Skin For The Win – I’m A Poet 🙂
I read a magazine article about skin brushing your back and it got me thinking. My back seems to get neglected most days because it’s hard to reach and I can’t seem to get a decent pressure with the dry brush. I like to treat myself once or twice a month to a spa day and I get my spa technician to focus on my back a tad more to make up for my botched job.
It is a win-win spa treatment because it feels so good. But what if you can’t afford to splurge on spa treatments?
Well … the first thing you should do is pick up a back brush for shower bliss! Maybe you can do a better job than me at reaching the tough spots 🙂
Tips On How To Use A Body Brush
- Brush your skin first thing in the morning. It is a fantastic way to get your blood and lymph systems activated without caffeine.
- You can use circular motions or long strokes on your limbs. Make certain that you focus your long strokes moving from your feet and hands toward your heart.
- You may also use a small dry brush for your facial skin. It will help you to slough off any dead skin cells and promote healthy circulation. Make certain not to use too much pressure. Also, adjust your regular exfoliation measures to account for this addition.
- Only use all-natural bristle brushes and keep them clean. You can find many high-quality ones on the market for a reasonable price. Follow the package instructions regarding cleaning.
- Do not use directly after applying moisturizer to your skin. This will cause moisture in the brush and can become a haven for bacterial growth.
Have a good time and increased health with daily dry brushing!
Dry Brushing Video
Here’s a great dry brushing video I found that shows how to dry brush your body. This is very similar to the same process I use.
Dry Brushing Results – Here’s My Experience
I’m also not ashamed to admit that I was very skeptical, to say the least, but after reading several articles online which mentioned how skin brushing can improve the waste removal process of your lymph nodes and ultimately combat cellulite I decided there’s no harm in giving it a go.
While I didn’t notice much of a positive result in the first few days, I started to see some subtle changes after the first week and after 2 to 3 weeks it was certainly having a noticeable effect. Now, several years later, it’s easy to see the difference it has made. I can see a remarkable difference in the texture of my skin.
Overall, I would recommend this technique to anybody who is looking to combat cellulite or improve their overall complexion. Dry brushing really does work to remove the dead skin cells, so if you give it a try you’ll be delighted with the results.
Skin Brushing Side Effects – Here’s What I’ve Discovered
Skin brushing certainly receives its fair amount of positive feedback in regards to combating cellulite and improving your complexion, but I have been very curious about the skin brushing side effects which few people seem to mention. I’m going to share some of the information I’ve discovered about skin brushing side effects that you should consider before you begin this activity.
To begin with, skin brushing can stimulate your lymph nodes, and this can ultimately cause a detoxifying effect. For this reason, you shouldn’t be surprised if the first few weeks of your skin brushing don’t yield very good results and in fact, it can sometimes cause negative results to your complexion.
Of course, if you’re finding it too painful, then maybe you should give it a break for a few days. However, if you’re dealing with just minor irritation, then it’s well worth pushing on through to get the results that you can achieve once you’re past the initial stages.
Overall, I was concerned about the side-effects I was experiencing, such as skin irritation and dryness but I’m very glad I persisted because now I use my dry brush regularly to improve my complexion.
Where To Buy A Dry Brush
I had a girlfriend recently ask me “where can I buy a dry body brush?” so I thought it would be helpful to share with you.
Dry body brushes are available online, as well as at most local grocery stores, drug stores and bath and body boutiques.
A couple years ago I bought a dry brush from a local store and the platic handle snapped when I was applying moderate pressure to my legs, so I now prefer to buy online because there’s a good variety of quality brushes available and reviews to back them up.
Types Of Dry Brushes
Cactus Body Brush – A Great Investment
If you’re planning to use the dry brush technique regularly to improve your skin complexion, then I highly recommend you invest in a quality cactus body brush.
While it’s possible to buy a body brush made of a variety of different materials, ever since I switched to cactus I’ve noticed a huge improvement in the results I’m getting. Not only are these cactus brushes surprisingly gentle on the skin, but they work very well to stimulate the lymph nodes which is ultimately what you aim to do when it comes to detoxifying your skin and overcoming cellulite.
In particular, I recommend using a long handled cactus brush, because the extra-long handle makes it very easy to reach those hard to reach places such as the lower legs and the lower back.
You can purchase these brushes from a variety of different stores, but I picked up mine on Amazon. This particular model promises to be a professional grade brush, and while I don’t know about that, I certainly haven’t been disappointed with my purchase so far and it also receives some excellent reviews from other people too. So if you’re planning to use the dry brush technique regularly, I highly recommend using one with cactus bristles.
Purest Palm Body Brush – Here’s My Thoughts
After testing a variety of body brushes, one of my favorites has been the Purest Palm body brush, and in this post, I’m going to explain why.
To start with, this brush is made entirely from Japanese palm fiber, which means it has a very firm and dense collection of bristles which makes it the ideal brush for using with the dry brush technique. Of course, the brush is also suitable for wet use, which means you can easily use it in the bath or shower as well.
While I have tried a variety of different brush in the past, I have to say that this brush has an unrivalled density, which gives me excellent stimulation on the skin. I’m sure it’s doing me the world of good when it comes to improving the performance of my lymph nodes which is ultimately what dry brushing is all about.
What’s more, the overall texture is very good for removing dead skin cells, and ever since I’ve begun using this brush on a regular basis, my skin complexion has improved very quickly.
Overall, I have to say this is one of the best brushes you could buy if you’re looking for an affordable dry brush to boost your circulation and get rid of those dead skin cells.
Yerba Prima Tampico Skin Brush – A Great Option For Experienced Dry Brushers
It’s safe to say that I’ve been using the dry brush technique for quite some time now, so I’ve unwittingly become somewhat of an expert.
One of the most important things I’ve discovered is that the quality of your brush is very important for achieving real success with the technique. Of course, while you could use any cheap brush from the drugstore, most of the cheaper brushes won’t give you the results you’re hoping for.
However, one of your best options is the Yerba Prima Tampico skin brush, which is actually one of the cheaper priced brushes on the market – it’s incredibly effective and easy on the bank account.
Although, I wouldn’t recommend this brush if you’re new to dry brushing as it is a very firm brush and can be hard on your skin. One customer said:
The texture of the bristles are very good for removing dead skin cells, but may cause skin agitation if you’re new to dry brushing. You may want to start off with a natural boar bristle dry brush instead.
Overall, this brush is one of the best ones I’ve ever used and if I had to purchase it again I would.
Earth Therapeutics Body Brush – My Review So Far
Are you trying to find a quality body brush that won’t let you down? If so, then one of your best options has to be the Earth Therapeutics body brush. This brush is surprisingly affordable, and while it doesn’t have the extreme density of some of the most expensive ones, it’s certainly a very good starter brush for anyone who is curious about the technique and interested in giving it a try.
I’ve been using this brush for several months now, and it’s definitely a big upgrade to the cheap one I was using before. I find that the bumpy texture of the bristles is great for exfoliating my skin, and I can also use it anywhere on my body – even my face – just as long as I’m gentle enough.
Interestingly, many people find that this brush is one of the best for getting rid of cellulite.
Exfoliating Body Brush
If you want a fabulous way to wake up your body and mind each day, start using an exfoliating body brush. By beginning your day with an all over natural bristle brushing, you will get off on the right foot.
Dry brushing increases your circulation. For many, waking up is a slow process because of sluggish circulation. Spending five to ten minutes dry brushing your body will take care of this naturally. From your head to your feet, your entire body will feel awake and rejuvenated, the way that you should after a good night of rest.
Regular skin exfoliation will help to keep the skin soft and fresh. Not only will it feel great, it will look great. It is an excellent way to treat blotchy skin or ashen-colored patches. You will have a natural glow after a few weeks of daily brushing.
The action also gets your lymph fluids moving. This helps to get the toxins flushed from your skin and body, improving your appearance even further.
Get a larger brush for your body and a smaller one for your face and neck area. You will be amazed at what a difference this can make!
Natural Bristle Body Brush
If you want something simple to include in your daily routine that can provide amazing benefits, then you need a natural bristle body brush. Using it regularly will help you to look and feel better.
You can buy a larger one to use on your body and smaller one to use on your face and neck. When you are first learning, be careful not to apply too much pressure to your face and always avoid the eyes.
When you are brushing your arms and legs, begin with your feet and hands, making long strokes toward your torso. This will stimulate your blood and lymph fluids to move and flush toxins from your body. Your skin will have a natural glow from regular dry brushing and it will actually be healthier!
The exfoliation of your skin is another benefit to dry brushing each morning. You will remove the dead skin cells that create a white or gray color on your skin and bring out a more youthful glow no matter what your age.
These are just a few of the amazing benefits you will get from using a natural bristle brush on your body each day!
If you’re interested in getting a natural bristle body brush I recommend taking a look at what Repsol Care is offering – It’s a great deal:
3 in 1 Set – Dry Skin Body Brush with Natural Boar Bristles and Detachable Long Handle – Loofah Back Scrubber for Bath – Facial Konjac Sponge – for Skin Brushing, Exfoliating, Reduce Cellulite, Detox
Electric Body Brush
Sometimes problem skin is caused by inadequate cleaning procedures, and an electric body brush can help immensely. Dermatologists are now recommending this skin cleaning tool for some of their patients, and those who use it tend to be pleasantly surprised.
Those people who have been using the device recommend new users use the lowest speed to begin with. Although the electric brush cleans skin extremely well, some users have experienced reddening and dryness of the skin.
Some people spend their daytime hours outdoors in a harsh environment that can also leave a lot of dirt and grime on their skin. They appreciate having an electric skin cleaning brush that does such an amazing job of cleaning away all the crud that blocks pores and results in problem skin. Using an effective moisturizing cream after cleaning with the brush helps to prevent dryness and conditions the skin.
Electric body brushes are available in prices ranging from relatively low to quite expensive. Many people who bought the lower priced one were very satisfied with its performance and felt it was not necessary to pay the higher price.
Best Brush For Dry Brushing – Here’s My Experience So Far
If you’re trying to find the best brush for dry brushing, then you’re in the same position I found myself in several years ago. I’m going to share some of the discoveries I’ve made after trying several different kinds of brush … so let’s get to it.
First of all, I began with a cheap brush from a local drug store. Now, I knew this probably wasn’t going to give me the best results, but I thought it was something cheap and affordable to get started with.
After a few sessions, this brush broke so I thought it would be better to invest in something more superior. Ultimately, I’m very glad I did, because I purchased a quality long handled cactus bristle brush which has served me very well.
This brush is very firm so it gives me great results, but it’s still gentle enough to not cause too much irritation to my sensitive skin. Overall, it still manages to give me some excellent exfoliation, and I suppose this is also helping to stimulate my lymph nodes which is one of the main reasons why dry brushing can be so effective for improving your complexion, as well as reducing the appearance of cellulite.
Now that you have learned how to dry brush your body, remember there’s more to having a great healthy skin besides dry bushing. Be sure to maintain clean, balanced, and plant based, unprocessed whole foods diet to ensure your skin (and your whole body) remains healthy. If this is complemented by a good exercise regimen and proper dry brushing techniques that can be done in the comfort of your own bathroom, your skin will surely reward you.
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