In our last article, we shared fitness tips on the benefits of dry skin brushing. Since there were SO many benefits, including decreased cellulite, we decided to break the article into two parts. In this article we will explain how to preform dry skin brushing and how to choose the right brush.
First off, pick a brush that suites your needs.
How to pick a brush for dry skin brushing
- Buy a somewhat firm brush so it doesn’t wear out quickly. Remember, it must also be firm enough to stimulate a response from your skin and increase circulation.
- Pick a natural bristle brush not a synthetic brush. You don’t have to spend 35 dollars on a fancy brush. Try buying one from Wholefoods, sprouts, or any other natural food store.
How to do dry skin brushing
- Give yourself 3 -5 minutes before your morning shower to do your dry skin brushing ritual. Of course, do it naked so you can access the “hard to reach” areas also.
- Choosing a brush with a long handle allows you to use the brush on your back and other hard to reach areas.
- Make sure you apply enough pressure to stimulate circulation but not SO much that it hurts. It should be a gentle but effective process.
- In most cases, you will brush upwards in circular motions or brisk motions upward. Some portions of the body go against this rule so here’s a small body map to help you along in the process (see above).
If you haven’t started doing dry skin brushing already then it’s time to get going. This has got to be thee cheapest, easiest, thing you can do for your body on a daily basis. When you compare it to other detoxes, health treatments, and cellulite remedies it out weighs all the rest!