What is Dry Skin Brushing?
Same question I asked over 20 years ago when I was first introduced to the concept of dry skin brushing. This is a non-invasive and simple technique for aiding the skin to rejuvenate and nourish itself. If you are having issues with dry skin, flaking, painful skin from dryness, or rough areas then dry skin brushing may actually be for you. You may have heard of this technique or seen dry skin brushes for sale in health food stores, without realizing that it was something you could benefit from. If you are new to this technique and wish to know more, here are some quick facts to briefly explain what dry skin brushing can do for you.
The Method of Dry Skin Brushing
Dry skin brushing is a simple enough method. You use a non-synthetic or natural bristle brush on your body to remove dry skin. This brushing technique is done all over your body and with no lotion, soaps, or water. You simply brush the body gently making sure to get every part of your body and then take a shower afterwards. It is considered to be a more natural and milder form of exfoliation.
The Tools of Dry Skin Brushing
The main tool of dry skin brushing is the brush itself. That’s it. You need to use a brush with natural bristles. Synthetic bristles may be too abrasive on the skin. Invest in a soft or medium bristle brush. Natural health stores and spa supply shops will have the types of brush you need for dry skin brushing.
The Benefits of Dry Skin Brushing
There are several benefits to dry skin brushing. One of the main benefits is, of course, the removal of dry skin from the body. Some other benefits include the reduction of cellulite and the ability to get circulation in your body moving at a pace that helps you produce new skin cells and keeps your blood circulating properly. It can also be relaxing and help if you are having a sensory overload or if you need a calming feeling to help you reduce the stress from your day.
You may think that dry skin brushing is an expensive habit to cultivate. On the contrary. The truth is you could start with a simple soft bristle brush for quite cheap or reasonable. Once you get used to the technique, you can upgrade to getting a brush with higher quality bristles or a longer handle which is my personal preference.