Brush your teeth, okay. Brush your hair, okay. And brush the skin of the body and face, then? A surprising gesture (we grant you) better known as dry brushing. A very simple, fast and above all natural beauty technique with multiple virtues for the beauty and health of the body.
What is dry brushing?
As its name suggests, this consists of brushing the body, or even the face for the less sensitive, dry, with a natural bristle brush. It is also called lymphatic brushing. How to proceed ? By making firm but light circular movements all over the body, always starting from the bottom up, in the direction of the heart. That is to say that we go from the feet to the calves, thighs and buttocks, then from the fingers to the arms and shoulders.
The right frequency: once a day, in the morning when you wake up or in the evening before showering, or at any time of the week when fatigue is felt for an immediate boost!
What are the benefits of daily dry brushing?
Dry brushing has virtues for the body on the surface and in depth. Explanations.
Have beautiful skin
Body brushing helps the skin eliminate dead cells on the surface and promotes cell regeneration thanks to the exfoliating action of the brush. The skin breathes more freely and becomes ultra-soft. Thus, the penetration of the cosmetics used in the routine thereafter is favored.
Fight against cellulite
Like a massage, the stimulation by a brush helps to fight against cellulite and the orange peel effect by softening the fatty deposits under the skin.
Boost blood circulation
Thanks to the active and repeated friction of the brush on the epidermis, blood circulation is promoted.
Stimulate the lymphatic system
As with blood circulation, dry brushing stimulates the lymphatic system, helping the body to eliminate toxins and promoting the immune system.
According to Dr. Bernard Jensen, naturopath: “Dry brushing the skin is the best of all baths. No soap can cleanse and make the skin as clear as the new skin that hides under the old. The skin regenerates every 24 hours. Dry brushing the skin removes the old layer of skin. This helps in the removal of uric acid crystals, catarrh and other acids from the body. The skin should normally eliminate up to 2 pounds of bodily waste per day. “
Are there any contraindications to dry brushing? Not really, unless you’ve just waxed or shaved, have small sores on your skin, or feel particularly sensitive.
Which brush to choose for dry brushing?
The ideal is to opt for a long-handled brush to succeed in reaching the middle of the back without problem, equipped with natural fiber bristles, flexible enough not to attack the epidermis. By the way, remember to clean it regularly with soap and water!
And dry brushing the face: effective against acne?
Like a scrub, dry brushing the face eliminates dead skin and renews cells, but also flushes out accumulated toxins. A natural detox effect that allows you to get rid of the impurities at the origin of certain small pimples. But be careful, however, to have a lighter hand on the face, at the risk of stimulating the production of sebum, especially when you have oily or problem skin. In this case, it is better to favor an electric or manual facial cleansing brush and a suitable treatment. And if you have any doubts? It is advisable to turn to a dermatologist to find a care routine adapted to the skin of your face.
- Tempted by dry brushing?