The ancient practice of dry body brushing has many benefits to your skin and body. Discover more in our guide.
Dry body brushing is our favourite daily practice, especially over summer. Discover the many benefits with our simple guide.
What is dry body brushing?
Dry body brushing is the ancient practice of brushing your skin with a natural bristle brush in order to exfoliate skin and improve circulation. This simple treatment can be done at home by following the correct technique and having the right tools.
Benefits of dry body brushing
Research has shown that using this daily brushing technique helps to reduce the appearance of cellulite, remove dead skin cells, improve circulation, detox the skin and unclog pores to give you smoother looking skin.
We love to dry body brush in the morning as it really gets the blood flowing. That circulation boost helps to deliver oxygen and nutrients to your cells, helping to reduce any swelling, pain and varicose veins. Dry brushing also wakes up the nervous system by stimulating nerve endings in the skin. This invigorating sensation will give you a bolt of energy, perfect for sluggish mornings.
Another benefit is getting your lymphatic system moving, which helps your body to metabolise and get rid of toxins lingering inside. Massaging your lymph nodes really helps your body to shed excess water and toxins.
By dry body brushing, you will also help to soften fat deposits below the skin which can help with the appearance of your skin and potentially minimise the appearance of cellulite.
Love to exfoliate? Avoid body scrubs that are not only potentially harmful to the environment but also can damage your skin. Dry body brush instead!
Regular exfoliation through dry body brushing will gently remove dead skin cells and encourage cell renewal, instantly improving the skins appearance. It can also reduce and prevent cellulite. What’s great is that this treatment allows the skin to absorb the active ingredients in body creams and oils, helping you get your money worth. Try our Super Firming Body Oil to really see an improvement in the texture and appearance of your skin.
Whether you wax or shave, incorporating this beauty trend into your daily routine can help maintain those ingrown hairs and clogged pores, leaving your limbs feeling supple.
We know how busy our lives can get but maximising your mornings to dry body brush allows your skin to get all these amazing benefits, which is why we think it’s worth adding this step into your skincare routine. Our co-founder Clare is a huge fan of dry body brushing and as a busy mum she manages to squeeze five minutes in the morning to dry body brush before showering.
How to dry body brush
First invest in a soft natural bristle body brush. Starting at your ankles, before moving up your body, begin to brush in small circular strokes, building to longer and smooth strokes to stimulate the lymph system. Always brush in the direction of the heart as this is how the lymphatic fluid flows through the body.
The lymph system lives just beneath the surface of the skin, so it is best to do this first thing in the morning to boost your circulation for the day ahead. We would recommend showering after dry body brushing to rinse away the dead skin cells and moisturising with our Super Toning Body Oil, massaging into skin in circular motions to maximise results.