Dry skin brushing is one of the easiest ways to help your skin look its best and make you look healthier.
Dry skin brushing is a technique to stimulate the skin and promote detoxification. The technique can be performed easily on yourself with a soft, natural-bristled brush, such as a long handled bath brush or a loofah mitt. Dry skin brushing removes dead skin cells, stimulates the nerve endings and lymphatic system, which in turn encourage the body's cleansing process.
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- Removes dead cells from the skin's surface, making the skin supple and radiant.
- Increases blood flow and improves circulation, which makes the skin tighter and less prone to wrinkles.
- Stimulates the lymphatic system, which streamlines the process of removing waste and toxins. Elimination of harmful toxins strengthens your immune system and shields you from colds, flu and other common illnesses.
- Stimulates nerve endings, to make one feel fresh and energised.
- Clears clogged pores, helps with improving muscle tone and even distribution of fat deposits.
- Stimulates oil glands which reduce stress on your body and improve overall function. When you continue on your dry brushing routine, you will see your hair, skin tone and general wellbeing improve.
- Reduces cellulite (toxic deposits of fat that causes a dimpling effect on the skin) and helps manage dry skin condition by boosting blood circulation.
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- Always use a soft brush such as a long handled bath brush or a loofah mitt.
- Abstain from dry skin brushing if there is a rash, infection, cut or wound. Brushing over it may spread rash or infection to the other parts of your body. Moreover, brushing over a cut or wound may interfere with healing.
- Never wet your brush or skin prior to dry brushing it. Use of water will make the session less effective.
- Make sure that you wash your brush with soap and water at least once a week. When you wash it, allow plenty of time for your brush to air-dry before using it again.
- Don’t exert too much pressure but steady and light pressure as you brush. Your skin may become raw and irritated if too much pressure is applied. Your skin will turn pink if you are brushing too hard.
If you are seeking health benefits of dry skin brushing, don't expect to see deep results immediately. It takes about a month of daily brushing routine before you see a difference. Don't give up on it but continue with dry skin brushing for at least a month to see the benefits.
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