Have you ever heard of dry brushing your skin? No, Maybe? What if I told you that Cindy Crawford and Jessica Alba both have dry brushing in their beauty routines. So what is dry brushing…well you take a big brush (like the Elemis, $48 above) and you run it along your dry skin before showering. But there is a technique…Begin at the soles of your feet then continue working up the front and back of the legs in an upward direction towards the heart. Start on the hands and arms, including the tummy and back. Do not brush over the face and chest but finish on the neck and scalp.
Cindy is a fan of dry brushing for its invigorating properties, while Jessica says she dry brushes everything, and is the perfect way to up her body before a super early morning.
ELEMIS Co-Founder Noella Gabriel says the Skin Brush is a must add to your routine and “using a body brush daily stimulates the circulation and lymphatic drainage to aid detoxification and can help us eliminate up to 1lb of toxins a day.”
What is dry brushing good for? Big one —-exfoliation!
- Boosts blood circulation
- Increases lymphatic flow
- Relieves congestion and improves detoxification
- Regular brushing enhances skin texture and tone, removing dead skin cell build up
- Improves the overall feeling of well-being, energy levels and boosts immunity
- The best remedy for ingrown hairs!
- Helps to disperse cellulite
- Improves absorption of products
Dry brushing can help stimulate lymph and blood circulation for the removal of impurities from under the skin’s surface. It is extremely useful for encouraging cellulite deposits to disperse and for decongesting all the systems of the body.This brush can also improves skin tone and body firmness, increases metabolism and enhances the results of body products used after.
Photo from Elemis