The Benefits of Dry Brushing: At Home Natural Skincare

Dry Brushing! Let’s get right into it. I am obsessed! Personal theory; before experimenting with any dry brushing, for the longest time, I would apply my body moisturizer and it would peel off within a few hours. I guess this happened because I had such a thick layer of dead skin on my body that the lotion could not properly absorb. Now that I have baby-butt skin, I had to share it with my SB family. Listen, if something works for me, I am automatically sharing it with you all. 


What is Dry Brushing?

Let’s start with what’s dry brushing? Dry Brushing is the ULTIMATE DETOX! Your skin, the largest organ in the human body is an organ of elimination. One third of our body’s toxins are excreted through the skin and dry brushing helps to unclog pores and excrete toxins that become trapped in the skin.

How Does it Work?

I dry brush a few times a week before my shower, and focus on dry areas as well as lightly brushing my underarms. I definitely experienced a significant reduction in bumps on my legs and arms! I use the natural brush from OSEA! This dry brush is plant based which I love, with a beechwood base. Here are the steps: 


Benefits?

1. You’ll exfoliate dead skin.

Forget your in-shower loofah and body scrubs, this will ensure you have silky-smooth skin all year round!

2. It stimulates your lymphatic system

Dry brushing your skin will kick start your lymphatic system, which helps you remove toxins from the body. The stiffer the bristles on the brush, the better the lymphatic stimulation you’ll create.

3. Dry brushing helps to reduce cellulite.

Cellulite is simply toxic materials that have accumulated in your body’s fat cells and are trapped, unable to be eliminated from the body. Forget liposuction, dry skin brushing helps to break down any trapped toxins from within the body and help your body eliminate them through its usual elimination channels.


4. It unclogs pores and de-congests skin.

Dry skin brushing unclogs your skins pores and helps your skin absorb more nutrients. Daily skin brushing promotes healthy, breathing skin. It's a real treat for the largest organ in our bodies!



Cons? 

There is little downside to Dry Brushing! However, for people with sensitive skin, specifically, proceed with caution. Perhaps, do a patch test on your arm or leg before brushing the entire body the first few times. Best to skip the chest and private area, to be on the safe side. Also, please don’t brush your face. That’d be a disaster, to say the least!

Good Health = Good life! Dry Brushing, if nothing else is relaxing and therapeutic. So, happy brushing y’all! Thanks for reading and Stay Fabulous :)