In the search for skincare products and a suitable routine, we often end up with something new and impactful. Have you ever thought of brushing your body? One of the lesser-known yet impactful techniques that has gained fame lately.
Let’s dive into the world of dry brushing and unveil the miraculous perks of this technique:
What is Body Brushing?
Dr Sharadi Shreemoyee, Founder, Rejuve Aesthetics, says, “Body brushing is basically a natural bristle brush that gives a wake-up call to the body by exfoliating the skin’s surface while providing a host of other benefits.” As the name suggests, dry brushing is a skincare practice that involves brushing on your dry skin before a shower or bath. The brush shows its magic by gently exfoliating the top layer of the skin, removing the dead cells, and allowing the fresh and youthful skin to shine through.
Dr Shreemoyee shares the benefits of Dry Brushing:
One of the primary benefits of dry brushing is exfoliation. The bristles help remove dead skin cells, dirt, and impurities from the skin surface, leaving the skin looking brighter and more youthful.
- Improved Circulation
Dry brushing is like a mini-massage for your skin. When you brush, you stimulate blood circulation, which results in the delivery of nutrients and oxygen to your skin cells. With dry brushing, you can get a rosy glow and youthful skin.
- Smoother operator
If you are sick and tired of your rough patches and ingrown hair, then dry brushing is your only savior. It helps smooth your skin and prevents ingrown hair from showing up repeatedly.
- Stress Relief
After a hectic day at work, a cup of tea and a gentle brushing can help you melt away stress.
How to dry brush properly?
- Choose the right brush
Remember, your skin is soft, so your brush should be soft, too. Go for a brush with natural bristles, as synthetic brushes can be harsh to your skin.
- Start at the feet
Always brush your feet and move upwards using long, sweeping motions towards the heart. Don’t be harsh on your skin while brushing.
- Be Gentle
Brush gently to avoid damaging the skin. The goal is to stimulate, not scrub.
- Avoid sensitive areas
Don’t brush on sensitive areas, wounds, or irritated regions.
- Shower afterward
Shower immediately after brushing to wash away the exfoliated skin cells and dirt.
After taking a shower, don’t forget to apply moisturizer or body oil; it’ll help you lock the hydration.
In our busy lives, taking some time to pamper ourselves is paramount. Dry brushing lets us take care of our skin in an effortless way. This age-old skincare practice is simple yet impactful and can-do wonders in no time. If you incorporate this technique with your daily shower routine, you can witness miraculous changes to your skin. So, why not give this a try?