Your skin is an organ, in fact the largest one. It’s time to brush the hell out of it!
I have been trialling some treatments at Forever Beautiful ABC Medispa in Cottesloe and on my last visit I came across this brush on the counter.
I had heard of dry body brushing before but never really paid much attention to the benefits. I’m actually very lucky in the cellulite department (thank you mum as it’s hereditary) and I thought that cellulite was the only reason you would partake in dry body brushing.
When I picked up the pamphlet and had a good read I discovered so much more.
What dry skin brushing does is it stimulates the sweat and oil glands in your skin providing it with more moisture. Getting rid of the outer layer of dead skin helps our skin to breath and absorb oxygen and essential nutrients leaving it looking vibrant and fresh.
Other benefits of dry skin brushing are:
– increases blood circulation
– increases tone to your muscles
– breaks down fatty deposits for elimination of cellulite
– removes dead layers of skin
– rejuvenates your cells
– strengthens your immune system
– improves skin texture
– helps with prem-mature ageing
Here’s your step-by-step guide to dry skin brushing:
1: Use a good natural bristled brush like the one I found at Forever Beautiful.
2: Before your shower start with light pressure brushing on your skin. You can increase the intensity as your body gets used to it.
3: Start from the soles of your feet and brush up your legs. Use upwards strokes moving towards your heart.
4: Once you have finished with your legs and bum go to your hands and move up your arms always working towards your heart.
5: Brush your back or get someone to help you.
6: Work on your abdomen (my personal fav) in a clockwise direction then brush your chest and neck.
Brush for up to 5 minutes and it’s great if you can make your skin slightly pink. Wash the dead skin off in the shower and after your shower be sure to apply a natural moisturiser or oil to your skin. It will be porous and ready to absorb what ever you want to feed it.
It’s easy, free (once you have purchased your brush) and with so many positive benefits for your body and your health this is something I have jumped right into.
Have you dry body brushed before? Did you feel any benefits?
I would love to hear from you.