Most people are aware that dry brushing is good for the skin, but not everyone knows that it can actually make a big difference! Here we tell you about all the benefits that regular dry brushing entails.
Dry brushing is a beauty ritual that is several hundred years old and there are good reasons why we still use it today. Below you will find everything you need to know about dry brushing!
Therefore, it is good to dry brush the skin
Dry brushing the skin has several advantages:
- It is an effective method for removing dead skin cells.
- It helps the skin to produce new skin cells, something that can give the complexion more radiance.
- It leads to a natural detox because it stimulates the lymphatic system, which affects the body’s immune system.
- It cleans the pores.
- Many believe that dry brushing can make cellulite less prominent. It is said to even help with sun spots!
Dry brush the body – that’s how you do it
The best time to dry brush is before you jump in the shower. Both skin and brush must be completely dry before you start.
Brush the body from the bottom up. Move the brush in long, circular motions up towards the heart with moderate pressure. After the shower, lubricate the skin with a soothing oil or body lotion.
To really kick start the body and clean the skin, you can dry brush about 2-3 times a week. Test yourself based on which type of brush feels comfortable. G
Dry brushing of the face
Can you dry brush your face? The answer is that it depends on the type of skin you have. For people with rosacea, eczema, psoriasis or other skin problems, it is not recommended, as dry brushing can irritate the skin. Also remember to never brush on damaged skin.
It’s also worth bearing in mind that too much dry brushing can have a drying effect and even damage the outermost layer of the skin – so be sure to use the right brush and brush very lightly if this is something you want to try .
For people who do not have the above skin problems, the following applies:
- Use a softer brush specially designed for this purpose.
- Make sure your skin is clean and dry before you start.
- Start by brushing the forehead, from the bridge of the nose and out towards the hairline. Repeat in the opposite direction on the other side of the face.
- Move the brush in soft strokes over the cheekbones, down towards the chin.
- When you’re done, wash your face with warm water and apply a moisturizing face cream.
Below we list seven favorites for you who want to get started with dry brushing!