GUYS. I picked up my very first dry brush. I’m in love and I’m obsessed with alllll the dry brushing benefits.
So, what the heck is dry brushing? It’s super wellness-y and pretty easy to add to your routine. Basically, you use a special brush, called a dry brush to brush your body before showing/bathing. I do this about three times per week.
Now let’s talk benefits
According to Mind Body Green, dry brushing benefits include:
- Increases circulation to skin, which may possibly reduce the appearance of cellulite
- GLOWY skin! Dry brushing exfoliates dead skin cells and encourages new cell renewal for smoother, and brighter skin
- Can help with annoying ingrown hairs
- Helps improve vascular blood circulation and lymphatic drainage, which assists in getting rid of toxins.
Peter walked in on me dry brushing and gave me the weirdest look and Maddie just gave me a blank, sassy stare…like what in the worldddd are you doing, you strange human. I admit, dry brushing looks pretty odd. But whatevs, it only takes me like a minute or two and the after-effects def make me feel really good and refreshed.
How-to Dry Brush
I’ve been using Wellness Mama’s step-by-step directions for morning dry brushing:
” 1. Starting at the feet, I brush the bottoms of my feet and up my legs in long, smooth strokes. I typically brush each section of skin 10 times. For lymph flow, I always brush toward the heart/chest area where the lymph system drain.
2. Repeat the same process with the arms, starting with the palms of the hands and brushing up the arm toward the heart. Again, I brush each section of skin 10 times.
3. I then repeat the process on my abdomen and back and my face with a more delicate brush.”
Oh, and I don’t ever dry brush my face. After showering I moisturize a ton and I feel more energized, which may be from the increased circulation.
So ya, dry brushing has made it into my morning routine (well three times per week). And, wellllll shoot. If it’s something that may prevent cellulite…I’M SO IN. Can’t hurt, right?
Have you dry brushed before? Are you thinking of dry brushing?