Who Doesn’t Want Silky Smooth Skin?
Yes! Another interesting thing to add into your beauty routine! All you have to do is brush your bare, dry skin with a (you guessed it) brush. Pretty much the most simple thing.. like ever. And it benefits both the outside and inside of your body! Double Win.
Benefits of Dry Brushing ::
Exfoliates Skin Cells
Stimulates Lymphatic System
You have to use a natural fiber brush. They have specific ones for dry brushing, usually found at health food stores and of course online (like this one.) Make sure it has a long handle so that you can reach your back. It’s recommended to do it before you shower so you can wash off all of the dead skin cells that you sloughed off, and then make sure to moisturize afterwards!
Before your shower, start at the bottom of your feet and brush upwards towards your heart. You should take long, firm strokes, and brush the same area about 3-4 times, kind of overlapping each area. I have attached a diagram to help with the visual.
**Don’t brush your face or any other sensitive areas (groin, breasts)**
Now, it is going to hurt at first, probably the first couple times. So just be gentle until your body gets used to it. I went super gentle at first, especially in my inner thighs because it was so sensitive, but now it actually feels really good. My body afterwards feels so so soft and smooth, that’s worth it for me right there. I practice this every night before my shower, and it only takes a couple minutes. It kind of gets me in the zone for my “night time me routine.”
So, give it a couple tries and let me know what you think!