Dry Brushing

By The Petite Plantation - December 19, 2017

The health of your skin is incredibly important for your overall health! The skin is the largest organ of the body and is our first defense against bacteria, pathogens and other environmental threats. I talk more about the health of your skin in my ebook which contains 11 do it yourself recipes made entirely without chemicals or toxins but today, I want to share more about Dry Brushing with you.

Benefits of Dry Brushing

Dry brushing is an age-old beauty ritual with many health benefits. Here are a few listed:

  • exfoliates the skin, removing dead skin cells
  • promotes healthy cellular renewal
  • increases circulation
  • discourages ingrown hairs
  • aids in lymphatic drainage
  • smooths the appearance of cellulite
  • helps to remedy Keratosis Pilaris (stubborn bumps on the back of upper arms)
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What is Dry Brushing?

Dry Brushing is the act of gently and repeatedly brushing the skin with a natural bristle brush. This helps to physically remove dead skin cells, increases circulation in the skin speeding up cellular renewal among many other benefits! Dry brushing is often an add-on service when visiting a high end spa.

How to Dry Brush the Skin

Using a natural bristle brush, the skin is repeatedly brushed with long strokes towards the heart, beginning with the feet, working your way up to the neck. On the stomach, elbows and knees, brush in a circular motion. If you find the brushing is too abrasive, use lighter strokes or get a softer bristled brush.

Once finished brushing the skin, bathing is recommended to removed the excess dead skin. Also, be sure to apply a nourishing moisturizer.

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Caring for your Natural Dry Brush

Your dry brush should stay just that, dry. Never saturate your brush in water or take in the shower with you. To sanitize your brush, spray with alcohol and dry on a towel to remove excess alcohol.

Dry Brushing is super easy to add to your existing beauty routine!

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