Dry Brushing & Why It's Awesome

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I have been intending to jump on this Dry Brushing band wagon forever. Finally, it has come to fruition. My friends, I am walking down a glorious path to having smooth, glowing and creamy skin. Not to mention excellent circulation and lymphatic health. And just like all of the other awesome things I love, I am going to share this with you. 

What is dry brushing?

It's exactly what it sounds like. You use a dry brush to massage your skin while it's dry. The idea is to brush from your outer limbs toward your heart. Moving in this direction supports good circulation and also follows the flow of the lymphatic system. Be mindful with your strokes. The brushes are fairly coarse so be firm but not aggressive. Your skin will be slightly pink afterward but should not be red or sensitive.

How to Dry Brush

Brush in sweeping motions when brushing your limbs and the sides of your body. Switch to circular motions when brushing your upper thighs, bum and back. Cellulite ? Give that area a little more attention.Take note that your face should not be treated the same way as the body. A separate exfoliator should be used, something more gentle. A facecloth is a great option. 

Then What ? 

After you've finished dry brushing, hop in the shower to rinse away all of that dead skin that you have sloughed off. Consider using a moisturizing soap. A great product that I think is a brilliant invention and such a treat is Lush's Ro's Argan Body ConditionerThis is applied when your shower is done. Rub it into your skin and simply rinse away the cream that remains on the surface away to reveal your thoroughly moisturized skin beneath. Otherwise be sure to moisturize or oil post shower. Coconut or Jojoba oil are two of my favourites. 

Tip

Try dry brushing 2-3 times a week for the first week, maybe two, just to gage your skins reaction. If your skin is in love you can dry brush daily. Yes this adds a little time onto your personal grooming regiment but honestly ladies, we're already in so deep whats another 5 minutes.

Where can I get it? 

I bought mine at Noah's for under $10 which I think is reasonable. Feel free to share where you got yours, especially if you got a great deal !