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Dry Brushing

Dry Brushing

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Scandinavian ritual is making a comeback in 2019 to help your skin and health. 

What is Dry Brushing? 

First off, skin is the largest organ of the body and we need to treat it. Dry Brushing is recognized for it's great exfoliating benefits, but also the boost it can have to your immune system. By using a natural bristle brush to exfoliate the skin and get the lymphatic system in motion, this ancient Scandinavian  ritual will provide personal healing and soft skin every day. 

Dry Brush by Bushbalm

How to Dry Brush effectively

Step 1 - Brush your body from toes to head 

To Dry Brush effectively you'll want to start at your toes and work your way up. You can move the brush is a circular motion to get the best results. Depending on the area and it's sensitivity you'll want to get a softer bristle brush. 

Step 2 - Rinse your body with warm and cold water 

In step 2 you'll want to hop in the shower to rinse off any dead skin cells that you just brushed to the surface. To get your blood flooring, you can alternate between warm and cold water. 

Step 3 - Moisturize with natural oils

After you've dry brushed and rinsed you'll want to moisturize with a natural oil, just like Bushbalm Soothing Oil. The skin will be most receptive to moisturizing within 2 minutes of hopping out of the shower. You can apply Bushbalm to your legs, armpits and even your bikini line. 

Dry Brushing and Moisturizing with Bushbalm

Other Ways to Exfoliate 

Sugar Based Bikini Scrub 

In early 2019 Bushbalm is launching a sugar based scrub. You rub your bikini line and legs with this sugar based scrub, followed by rinsing it off in the shower. This will help remove dead skin cells leaving your skin soft and smooth. 

You can get a sugar scrub at a fancy spa with a massage therapist. This is a great treatment, but can go for upwards of $100 depending on the spa. You can also buy your own scrub and use it at home. 

 

How To Dry Brush And Why It's An Effective Way To Exfoliate

Dry Brushing your bikini line effectively

Dry brushing is one of the many ways you can exfoliate your skin. If you aren't aware -- dry brushing involves a brush that has fairly stiff bristles in which you massage over your skin. The benefits seen include, reducing dead skin cells, better blood circulation and even a reduction in cellulite appearance. 

Dry bikini brush

What is the benefit of dry brushing vs. brushing in the shower? 

By brushing the skin with a dry brush you exfoliate and remove dead skin cells. Since it's dry, it is much more effective than doing this in the shower. The lymphatic system is a big part of the body's immune system. The lymph vessels are just below the skin and dry brushing regularly helps stimulate the lymph flow so the body can detoxify itself naturally. 

When should I dry brush? And for how long? 

For best results, you should dry brush for approximately 3-5 minutes before you shower or bath. This allows you to clean off the dead skin cells. Additionally, 3-5 minutes in your morning routine isn't a big ask! You just have to remember to slot it in. 

How do I dry brush effectively? 

I always start dry brushing at my ankles and work my way up.  The lymphatic fluid flows towards the heart, so you brush in the same direction. At times I will simply dry brush my bikini line, as this is the place where I am most concerned. I slowly start in a circular motion and gently scrub the area. I find dry brushing your privates most effective 2-3 days after shaving or waxing. Immediately after the skin can be sensitive and when your pubic hair is quite long it is difficult to get the full effects. If you want a video on how to dry brush effectively, you can head to Youtube and watch this clip

How do I add a dry brush to my Bushbalm routine? 

To get the most our of your Bushbalm routine we've broken it down in 3 parts. 

  1. Moisturize -- Use Bushbalm oils daily to moisturize your bikini line. This will soften the skin and make it more receptive to exfoliation. 
  2. Exfoliate -- Use a bikini brush to exfoliate your skin and hair. You can do this prior to showering 
  3. Treat -- After showering, you should apply Bushbalm within 2 minutes to allow it to soak into the skin and treat any irritation.