Dry brushing, long a popular skincare treatment in Europe, has officially become mainstream in the U.S. It only takes a few minutes and is a fantastic way to exfoliate. The process is simple and helps shed dead skin cells while encouraging new cell renewal. The results? Skin looks smoother and brighter afterward.
Dry brushing boasts many benefits. It stimulates the lymphatic system, helping eliminate toxins. It assists with unclogging pores, leading to clearer skin. The stiffer the bristles on the brush, the more you’ll stimulate your lymphatic system. One thing to note: A natural, not synthetic, bristle brush with a long handle will help you reach all of the areas of your body.
Dedicate Seven Minutes to this specific form of body care this week. Getting started is easy! All you need is a dry brush to use without any water or soap.
- Use your dry brush to gently brush your body. Start at your feet and move the brush along your body in long, sweeping motions toward your heart. Brush your arms, chest, back and belly.
- Be a little more careful as you brush over sensitive areas of the body, like the breasts. The good news: Your skin will become less sensitive the more you dry brush it.
- Once you’re finished, just hop into the shower and wash as usual, rinsing away any dead skin cells.
- For extra moisture, use your favorite Lifetherapy Body Lotion when you get out.
- Remember to clean your brush with soap and water weekly.
Enjoy taking care of your mental--and physical--selves.