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If you’ve ever wondered whether there’s something missing from your beauty (and wellbeing) routine, there most likely is, and it’s not one of the usual suspects. Dry body brushing is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your body to feel energised on the inside with smooth, glowing skin on the outside.
What is dry body brushing?
Dry body brushing is exactly how it sounds, brushing the body on the surface of the skin whilst dry.
Why should I dry body brush?
- Tightens skin and improves texture
- Stimulates circulation
- Increases cell renewal
- Helps to improve digestion
- Stimulates and cleanses the lymphatic system
- Strengthens the immune system
- Improves the function of the nervous system
- Helps in the treatment of cellulite
- Removes dead skin layers
- Stimulates glands, thus helping all your body systems perform more efficiently
What kind of brush should I use?
Choose a natural (NOT synthetic) tampico bristle brush. Synthetic brushes are too harsh and can potentially damage your skin.
How to dry body brush
Always dry brush your body before you shower or bathe (i.e. whilst your skin is still dry). You will want to wash off the impurities from the skin as a result of the brushing action.
Start with the soles of your feet with circular motions. Continue brushing up your legs with sweeping strokes upwards. Proceed to your hands and arms, then brush your buttocks, back, stomach, shoulders and neck. Take care by lightly brushing your chest.
Avoid sensitive areas and anywhere the skin is broken such as skin rash, wounds, cuts and infections.
Improving the relationship you have with your body
Do you judge, criticise and compare your body? If so, please stop abusing the vessel that is providing you with the ability to live an enjoyable active life. Be kind to your body.
Be grateful for the body that you have. Turn those negative thoughts and words 180 degrees and start to show your body some love.
As you work your way up from the soles of your feet, to the back of your neck, whilst body brushing, be grateful for every part of your body and practice positive self-talk by thanking your body for all that it is and for all that it has the potential to be.
Integrating this quick and simple morning body brushing ritual in to your life can help to bring about a more happy, healthy and naturally beautiful you.
Our favourite body brushes
STASS & CO body brush
LIVING LIBATIONS energy brush
Our favourite delicate body brush for the breasts
LIVING LIBATIONS body and breast brush
Our favourite super soft face brush
LIVING LIBATIONS facial brush
HAVE YOU TRIED ANY OF THESE BODY BRUSHES? WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE?
Our brand and product selection is based on thorough research, based on 20+ years of industry experience. If we are not certain that an ingredient is safe and effective at bringing about desired results, we won’t stock the product. ‘Natural’ and ‘organic’ products and online shops are becoming more prevalent these days. Whilst this is great, it also is rather confusing, as many ‘natural’ and ‘organic’ brands out there contain toxic ingredients that sound ‘natural’ or ‘naturally-derived’ but are indeed irritating to the skin and internal organs. If you are unsure about any ingredient, product or brand, please don’t hesitate to get in touch in the comment box below.