Everything You Need to Know About Your Dry Brush
So whats the deal with dry brushing? Everyone is talking about how incredible it is and if thousands of years Scandinavian tradition say anything we are jumping on that Dry Brush train. Or should we say that super-smooth-gorgeous-glowing-full-of-energy train!
WHY SHOULD I DRY BRUSH?
Exfoliation Dreams Come True
Its out with the old skin cells and hello beautiful, smooth skin. Dry brushing 1-2 times a week unclogs pores by exfoliating and removing dead cells, which in turn helps prevent ingrown hairs and promotes health, glowing skin.
Stimulates Blood Flow
The lymphatic system is a huge part of your immune system and helps your body clear toxins from your tissues and protects you from infection and disease. Dry brushing may help to stimulate the lymphatic system which then increases blood circulation and helps detoxify the body through lymphatic drainage and flow.
Go ahead, skip that double shot latte and try dry brushing instead. Dry brushing stimulates your nervous and blood systems which some people have found gives them a burst of energy.
We just had a quick lesson on the importance of the lymphatic system in your body. The result of having a tip-top system is that the lymph nodes which have been cleansed of excess water and toxins will be looking for a fresh supply of nutrients. The faster the cleansing cycle repeats itself the speedier your digestive system will be. But, please continue to eat your veggies kids.
Why not dry brush?
All positive vibes over here and we can't think of any reason why you wouldn't want to try it out.
HOW DO I DRY BRUSH?
Dry brushing can be done anywhere on the body except for the face and chest, where the skin is more sensitive. Start at your legs and work your way up your body using long, circular strokes as demonstrated above. Always move your brush in a clockwise motion to encourage your blood to return to the heart and use a firm but not to vigorous of a stroke as to not irritate your skin.
WHEN DO I DRY BRUSH?
Make It Part of Your Routine
Being consistent is key to helping prevent ingrown hairs and promote healthy glowing skin. Dry brushing 1-2 times a week for 5-20 minutes is recommended but if you have sensitive skin you may want to reduce the length of time and remember to be gentle.
When You and The Brush Are Dry
Dry brushing, get it? Dry, lol. It is important to brush before you jump in the shower so your skin doesn't have any extra moisture, body wash or anything else that can interfere with the exfoliating. When you are done brushing take a shower to rinse off dead skin cells and then apply a body oil or moisturizer to help replenish your skin.
HOW DO I CLEAN MY BRUSH?
Clean your dry brush every couple of weeks by washing it with soap and water and then hanging it up to dry. You should also replace it at least every six months if you are using it regularly.
SO WANT TO TRY IT YOURSELF?
Now that you know exactly how to use your dry brush we know you are itching to try it out. You should totally check out the Bushbalm Nordic Dry Brush. We know you will love it.