Dry brushing is one of those things that I know is amazing for me, but I have had a hard time incorporating into my routine. To be honest, I’m not entirely sure why… I will spend hours researching skincare, introducing new products into my rotation, and documenting my thoughts, but I can’t manage to find a few minutes in the morning to dry brush?
Things are about to change!!!
Dry brushing can help to stimulate the lymphatic system, which gives you more energy, increased circulation, and also helps with skin tone and exfoliation. You only need to spend five minutes a day dry brushing to get the benefits. First, start dry brushing your feet and work in a circular, upwards brushing motion. Move onto your calves and thighs, and ensure to apply slightly more pressure on the back of your upper thighs. Proceed to your arms, starting at the hands and working upwards towards the shoulders. Continue to your lower back, abdomen, chest, and finally, your upper chest. After this process, your skin will feel silky smooth and will have a gorgeous flush from all the circulatory benefits.
This particular body brush is made of jute, which is a vegetable fibre that is amazing at brushing away dead skin cells. The bristles are dense and sturdy, but don’t fret, they are also soft. Some people (myself included) use the dry brush on its own, whilst others put a bit of body oil on the brush before trying it out. Dry brushing really wakes me up in the morning when I am feeling rather like a zombie. In fact, those experienced with this classic Ayurvedic ritual discourage dry brushing at night, as it seemingly has energizing qualities.