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What is Dry Brushing And What is the point?
Brushing your teeth, beard or even hair… gestures have become essential to our beauty routine. So why should brushing your skin be any different?
Detoxifying for the body, softening and toning for the skin, dry brushing is an essential beauty gesture. Discover the right gestures and tips and tricks to perform your dry massage at home.
Dry brushing is a natural skin care technique that involves brushing your body , or even your face, dry with a natural bristle brush .
We tend to forget it, but the skin is the largest organ in the human body and, like the liver, kidneys or even the lungs, it allows in particular to eliminate the toxins present inside our body.
Indeed, we easily notice that when the liver or the kidneys are overwhelmed, it is our skin which takes over by becoming oily with imperfections or dry with eczema, by producing body odor ... It is therefore important to activate its lymphatic system which acts as a daily purification station for the skin .
Just below the skin is the lymphatic network . We are often told about the blood system but little about the lymphatic system because it is impossible to collect or analyze like blood.
Unlike the blood system, the lymphatic network works without the heart and therefore without a pump to diffuse lymph. This is distributed according to the movements of our body, the contractions of muscles and lymphatic vessels and can be stimulated in particular by dry brushing.
This lymphatic drainage technique aims to stimulate the circulation of lymph therefore boosts the immune system.
What are the benefits of dry brushing on a daily basis?
Dry brushing of the skin offers many benefits:
Stimulates the lymphatic system which promotes the elimination of toxins and the immune system.
Gently exfoliates the skin by eliminating dead skin and promoting cell regeneration.
Promotes blood circulation by stimulating the nervous system.
Improves and softens skin texture : smoother, softer and more luminous skin.
Relaxes and soothes!
How to proceed ?
The most important thing is to brush on dry skin for a maximum of 5 to 10 minutes, making firm but light circular movements all over the body, directed towards the lymph nodes.
When to dry brush?
The right frequency: once a day. In the morning to wake up your body gently or in the evening before the shower to relax. Dry brushing is also recommended when fatigue sets in for an immediate boost!
Be careful, even if the well-being or the renewed energy is felt from the start, the real and visible improvement of your skin will only occur after 3-4 weeks of daily massage . So be patient !
How to Dry Brush
Which brush is used for dry brushing?
The brushes recommended for dry brushing are those with natural bristles. There are several models: the classic brush or the brush with handle.
The ideal is to opt for a brush with a long handle to reach the middle of the back without problem, with natural fiber bristles, flexible enough not to attack the skin. Regarding maintenance, remember to clean it regularly with water and antibacterial soap.
After brushing, opt for a cold shower to promote blood circulation.A
After brushing and after showering, moisturize your skin deeply with a natural vegetable oil (coconut oil, avocado oil, cocoa butter, etc.)
To sum up: dry brushing is a moment of relaxation with multiple benefits: better immunity, renewed vitality and beautiful skin guaranteed! So get to your brushes! Who has tried dry brushing before and what has your experience been like?
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
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