Dry body brushing is nothing new. I’ve been reading posts about it for years now.
I’d first heard of dry body brushing a few years back – and I’m sure even then it wasn’t a new concept. It’s a super simple technique + a really inexpensive way to up your beauty regime.
So why did it take me so long to get on board?
It’s no secret that I am a huuuge procrastinator. So after deciding I wanted to try it, it took me quite a while to actually take a minute to find out what body brush was best to use.
1. Exfoliates Your Skin
Most obviously, brushing over your whole body is a great way to get rid of dead skin cells. This shit works immediately. I honestly saw results after just the first time. My skin is dry as hell + the hair on my legs are super fine so they take a bit of encouragement to break through the skin. By shifting those old skin cells, it helps lotion to really absorb and gets rid of the little bumps caused by hairs that are trapped under the surface.
I’m still working on totally irradicating the bumps. but we’re a hell of a lot closer after adding this step to my routine.
2. Detoxes your body
I’m no scientist, but from what I hear, dry body brushing is known to help get your lymphatic system going.
The lymphatic system’s job is to clear out waste and toxins from your tissue. When it’s not working properly it can lead to inflammation and a whole host of other not cool shit (like I said, not a scientist).
Also, when you dry brush your skin it increases circulation, which encourages the elimination of metabolic waste. Plus, it’s been suggested to have an effect on your digestion and kidney function too!
Basically, dry body brushing helps the natural detoxification of your body (no tea required).
3. Reduces Cellulite
Now, cellulite is NOT the end of the world.
Like honestly, I can’t stress that enough. We all get a little bit here and there and it’s nothing to feel self-conscious about.
That being said, I felt like it would be weird not to mention this effect of dry body brushing. It’s said to soften the hard fat deposits below the skin, making your legs appear smoother and firmer. I can’t totally attest to this one just yet. It’s not an overnight process and I don’t tend to spend much time analysing the cellulite in my legs (though I’m sure it’s there)
All of this, plus it’s just a super therapeutic process too.