Dry Body Brushing!
“My hair needs brushing, surely my skin doesn’t need brushing as well?”
This was exactly what I thought before implementing dry body brushing into my daily routine. I then experienced the benefits of how this simple, fast and effective tool not only detoxified my body, but left my skin feeling soft and smooth.
Dry Body Brushing Benefits
One of the skin’s main functions is to release waste from the body through the lymph nodes. The action of body brushing assists vascular blood circulation and lymphatic drainage. This is achieved by liquifying and breaking down toxins and excess waste, moving these to the lymph nodes so that it can be properly detoxed from the body.
Cellulite is a fat deposit beneath the skin which can contain an accumulation of toxic substances. These fatty deposits push through connective tissue, creating dimples and a lumpy appearance on the skin. Dry body brushing increases your blood’s circulation, creating a healthy vascular blood circulatory system and thus helps to decrease the appearance of cellulite.
Daily dry brushing can also help to shed away dead skin cells, aiding mitosis. Mitosis encourages the renewal of fresh and healthy cells, leaving the skin soft, smooth and glowing. If your skin is prone to ingrown hairs after waxing or shaving, this could be just the trick for you, as it can also help to free hard-to-get ingrowns. The benefits seriously outweigh the 2 minutes of time needed in this daily routine!
Miranda Kerr Influence
This daily act of exfoliation is approved and performed by Kora Organics Director Miranda Kerr. As quoted from Harper Bazzarr’s “Little Black Book”, she says it is “such a great way to get the circulation going and remove dead skin cells”. She is a glowing example of how your skin can triumph with just one simple step added into your daily routine.
How To Dry Body Brush
Dry body brushing only takes 2 minutes to perform and promote healthy cells. It should be your first step of the day, before your shower. With the brush held in the palm of your hand, brush over the skin starting at the foot and moving up the leg.
Use short but firm strokes and follow with your free hand to remove any excess dead skin cells. Always stroke into the direction of your heart as this will stimulate blood circulation. For example, from your hand to your shoulder, and your belly to your chest.
You will feel a mild tingle whilst brushing the skin. This is a good sign as you are feeling your body releasing toxins and becoming refreshed. You should then follow this with a shower to remove any sweat or dead skin cells left on top of the skin. Repeat this action everyday to achieve the full potential of this skin loving tool!