Dry brushing is a practise which has been around for many years, done in both spas and at home. The people who already do it know the benefits that it can have for their skin, but not many people know about all of the other ways that dry brushing can help. Read on for five reasons that you should be using a Elemis Body Detox Skin Brush to dry-brush your whole body.
The most obvious reason for dry brushing is to exfoliate your skin, brushing away the top layer of dead cells and revealing the newer cells beneath. But did you know that this is for more than just appearances? Brushing away dead cells will not only make your skin look better, but it will also allow it to ‘breathe’, helping it to regenerate more efficiently, helping it to heal itself better and unclogging pores, thus reducing the risk of ingrown hairs and other imperfections.
Stimulating Your Lymphatic System
The lymphatic system is a bit like a waste-removal system for your body, hundreds of miles of tubes winding their way around and carrying away waste materials. Sometime, your system can become sluggish or blocked and a vigorous body-brushing can help to get things started again, allowing your body to dump the toxins which may be stagnating within.
Getting Rid of Cellulite
We’ve written before about how cellulite can be a genetic fact of life for many people, but a strict body brushing routine could be just what you need to help break down the collected fat cells and smooth them out. The fat deposits become more evenly distributed, ridding your body of that uneven appearance.
Massaging yourself after a hard day can be next to impossible and if you don’t have a willing masseuse at home (or the budget to go to a spa every evening!) then body brushing is the next best thing. It helps to unknot muscles, get rid of tension and totally de-stress your body after a long, hard day.
As well as kick-starting your body in other ways, it’s been shown that dry brushing can improve your circulation. This helps your body to deliver oxygen more efficiently to your brain, helping you to feel more awake and better equipped to deal with life! We highly recommend dry-brushing after you’ve been to the gym which will really accentuate the benefits you’ve got from getting your heart-rate up!