Hello Loves! Have you ever heard of dry-brushing? Well….if not, take some time to read about this technique that can help reduce cellulite, get rid of dry skin and get yourself a good glow going. Who doesn’t want a nice glow – especially heading into the winter season?!!!
Choosing a dry brush
You can pick up your a dry brush at almost any store these days…Target, Whole Foods, Amazon, Nordstrom, Bed Bath & Beyond – take your pick. The most important thing when selecting a dry brush is selecting one with NATURAL and STIFF bristles. I also like a dry brush with a long handle so I can reach my back – as that’s been a problem area in the past with eczema for me. I’ve linked a few to choose from here for you ranging in price so you can snag one no matter what your budget is, the price difference ranges greatly and is mostly determined by the brand, bristle quality and the wood used for the handle. I even linked a travel size one so you can take this treatment on the road with you.
When to dry brush?
It’s best to dry brush in the morning BEFORE your shower…but just like working out – it’s better to dry brush at any time of the day than not at all…so do it whenever it’s best for you. Even before bed can be really beneficial too. I keep mine hanging right next to my shower towel so it’s easy to grab and spend a quick minute before my shower.
How to dry brush
Start with the soles of your feet and work your way up using long, sweeping motions and it’s good to use movements TOWARD your heart. It’s also very beneficial to focus on dry areas, as well as areas that might be prone to cellulite. Or any area of your body you experience some other sort of problem like dermatitis, eczema or psoriasis.
Why dry brush?
Dry brushing has so many benefits for your skin and your health! It’s such an easy way to see major improvements when you add this to your daily routine. Doing it every day is the trick – make it part of your routine just like brushing your teeth. Here is the list of benis:
Stimulates your lymphatic system (the benefits of this are the key to releasing toxins from your body, I could go on and on about this, but basically it’s so good for you because lymphatic congestion can lead to inflammation and disease so dry brushing is a healthy and easy way to keep your lymphatic system eliminating toxins from your body)
Reduces cellulite by removing toxins and helping to soften fat deposits that live right underneath the skin.
Exfoliates and promotes cell turnover leading to softer skin, not to mention helps in getting rid of the in-grown hairs if that is an issue anywhere for you.
Relieves stress by giving yourself a light, full body massage
Improves digestion and kidney function, especially if you drink some hot water and lemon afterwards.
It’s invigorating and just feels dang good. Try it once and you’ll see…. you just might become addicted. I hope you add this one to your daily routine – let me know how you like it after you try it!
Kisses from Sarah K