We brush our hair, brows, and even our eyelashes, but beauty specialists suggest that there might be another thing that needs brushing — our bodies. Dry brushing stems from Ayurvedic medicine, but today, it has become a popular wellness treatment that many people, including celebrities, perform at home. This is a great way to rejuvenate your skin and get a spa treatment without leaving your bathroom.
Bright Side was inspired by this way of taking care of the body, and we can’t wait to try it out ourselves and share its benefits with you.
This is a great way to exfoliate your skin.
The dry brush acts like a physical exfoliator that removes dead skin cells. This process may speed up skin renewal and make your skin look younger and more luminous. Dry brushing also prepares your skin for absorbing the products you apply to it after the procedure. So, for example, moisturizers will work better on exfoliated skin.
Dry brushing increases blood circulation.
Brushing movements stimulate blood circulation that, in turn, makes the skin appear more radiant. This will give you an instant glow, making your skin look more vibrant. Just avoid brushing too hard as not to irritate your skin.
Dry brushing boosts your energy levels.
Thanks to increased blood circulation, dry brushing may provide a great energy boost. While it may serve as a great head-start to your day, be careful while doing this procedure in the evenings if you don’t want to feel too active and energized before bed.
It helps prevent and treat ingrown hair.
Because of the exfoliation, dry brushing is an effective way to get rid of and prevent ingrown hair. When you massage your body with the brush, you’re constantly moving your body hair, preventing any problems from arising. And intensive exfoliation helps release already existing ingrown hair.
Dry brushing relaxes your body.
Dry brushing may be a very relaxing experience and a great act of self-care. It’s similar to a massage, so this process helps you relax your body and mind and let go of tension, feeling refreshed and well-rested afterward.
Bonus: Celebrities also incorporate this technique into their beauty routines.
Miranda Kerr has been confessing her love for dry brushing for a long time. She even published a video on her Instagram page showing her doing this ritual and wrote, “I love to dry body brush every day as it improves circulation and exfoliates.” Since dry brushing helps the skin absorb other beauty products better, Miranda starts her day with this routine and applies her usual products later.
Gwyneth Paltrow is also a big fan of dry brushing. In one of her interviews, she said that she does this every day, and that this technique helps her smooth cellulite and improves blood circulation.
Have you ever tried dry brushing? What tricks do you use to make this procedure more effective?