EXFOLIATING USING A DRY BODY BRUSH
I’ll be honest. I hadn’t heard about exfoliation using a dry body brush until I read an article featuring Aussie supermodel Miranda Kerr. Since she was such an advocate, I decided to do some research and see what the benefits were. Turns out there are many. If you’d like to know what they are, read on!
The purpose of the dry body brush is to exfoliate dead skin cells, smooth wrinkles and imperfections, assist with ingrown hairs, rebuild collagen and improve blood circulation. It has also been known to assist in lymphatic drainage.
The best kind of body brush to use is a plant bristle brush. They are great for exfoliating your skin without damaging it due to harsh scratching. If you wet the body brush, you will not get the same benefits because the bristles stick together and soften, so it is important that the brush is always stored in a dry environment. Additionally, body brushing should only be performed on dry skin.
There are many methods for dry body brushing. You can Google them if you are interested in a particular type (e.g. lymphatic drainage). I usually brush in an upward motion (e.g. ankle to knee) and keep the pressure firm, but not painful. The skin will usually pinken, but the color disappears swiftly after having a shower.
Dry body brushing definitely isn’t for everyone. I must admit that the bristles feel strange on your skin to begin with. After you get used to them, and if body brushing is performed regularly, your skin texture definitely improves. Just remember not to body brush over sunburns or broken skin!
Until tomorrow xx