What is Dry Skin Brushing?
If you are having issues with dry skin, flaking, painful skin from dryness, or rough areas then dry skin brushing may actually be for you. You may have heard of this technique, or seen the brushes for sale in health food stores, but not have realized that it was something you could benefit from. If you are new to this technique and wanting to know more about it, here are some quick facts to get you started and open your mind to the idea of what dry skin brushing can do for you.
The Method of Dry Skin Brushing
Dry skin brushing is a simple enough method. You use a non-synthetic or natural bristle brush on your body to remove dry skin. This brushing technique is done all over your body and with no lotion, soaps, or water. You simply brush the body gently making sure to get every part of your body and then take a shower afterwards. It is considered to be a more natural and milder form of exfoliation than using over the counter and chemical exfoliating methods that can actually cut or damage the skin.
The Tools of Dry Skin Brushing
The main tool of dry skin brushing is the brush itself. That’s it. You can use a soft towel that is specifically for the days that you do dry skin brushing as well. This does help at the beginning when your skin is still very sensitive to the entire dry skin brushing process. The most important thing to keep in mind with dry skin brushing is the brush itself. You need to use something with natural bristles. Synthetic bristles can cause damage to your skin and may be too harsh. Also finding a soft bristle brush is optimal. Natural health stores and spa supply shops will have the types of brush you need for dry skin brushing.
The Benefits of Dry Skin Brushing
There are several benefits to dry skin brushing. One of the main benefits is, of course, the removal of dry skin from the body. Some other benefits include the reduction of cellulite and the ability to get circulation in your body moving at a pace that helps you produce new skin cells and keeps your blood circulating properly. It can also be relaxing and help if you are having a sensory overload or if you need a calming feeling to help you reduce the stress from your day.
You may be thinking that dry skin brushing will cost a lot of money for the right tools. The truth is, you can start with a simple soft bristle brush for less than $20 at most stores. Once you get used to the technique, you can step up your tools and purchase a nicer brush or a brush with higher quality bristles.