Dry brushing is exactly what it sounds like… brushing the skin in a particular pattern with a dry brush, usually before showering. In dry brushing, the skin is typically brushed toward the heart, starting at the feet and hands and brushing toward the chest.
Dry Brushing Benefits:
- Lymphatic Relief: The lymphatic system is a major part of the body’s immune system. It is made up of organs and lymph nodes, ducts, and vessels that transport lymph throughout the body. Many of these lymph vessels run just below the skin. Proponents of dry brushing claim that brushing the skin regularly helps to complement normal lymph flow within the body and helps the body detoxify itself naturally.
- Exfoliation: This benefit is often noticed the first time a person dry brushes. The process of running a firm, natural bristle brush over the skin helps loosen and remove dead skin cells, naturally exfoliating skin.
- Reduces Cellulite: Regular dry brushing may help to reduce cellulite. Dry brushing also feels great and makes skin softer!
Why We Love It Bristles just feel so nice on the skin, don’t they? Users love that the bristles stay intact, unlike the cheaper ones whoms bristles dislodge with every use. Plus, the bristles are soft to the touch because we want to give you a gentle exfoliation as opposed to a scrape!
How To Use It Use before showering and brush in wide, circular motions using light to medium pressure (or as much pressure as preferred). Use more pressure for thicker skinned areas and less pressure for thinner skinned areas.
What To Know The act of dry brushing became popular thanks to an actual doctor named Paavo Airola, but it’s been around for quite some time. In fact, its historical roots date back to Ancient Egypt and India. Along with using milk and wine for exfoliating their skin, Ancient Egyptians and Indians used dry brushing as part of their beauty and healing routines.
What Makes It Green It’s a simple brush made out of simple components that are 100% biodegradable. The wood has not been treated with any harmful chemicals or toxins, keeping your skin safe from irritation.
Perfect For Exfoliating and possibly reducing cellulite.
Size 1 brush