All beauty regimens revolve around exfoliating, cleansing and moisturizing your face, neck, arms and legs. In the process you end up neglecting other areas of your body. Ever thought about attending to them as well?
Dry skin brushing is the latest thing to have come up in the beauty techniques. And the benefits of it are skin deep! Come; let us know more about it.
What is Body Brushing?
It is the safest and easiest way to remove dead skin build-up on thighs, buttocks, back area between neck and spine and areas that show build-up of fatty deposits. When done, dry brushing helps in eliminating waste and toxins from the body. Scientists claim that it can dissolve cellulite and lead to smoother and softer skin.
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Benefits of Body Brushing
Body brushing is an ancient technique found in Japan and Greece. Ever since, it has played its role in dissolving fatty skin deposits that are otherwise hard to get rid of.
Since body brushing completely brushes away dead skin, make sure to do it while taking your bath. If the dry skin keeps building up, it can even lead to pore blockage and eczema.
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Smoothens out Cellulite
In simple terms, cellulite is the toxic build up of fatty tissue beneath the skin. Body brushing helps vitalize the fat tissue thereby smoothening it out. If you vigorously move the dry brush, it boosts blood circulation and removes dead skin.
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Boosts lymphatic system
The role of lymphatic system is to eliminate waste products. When it doesn’t work properly, waste and toxins build up in our body making us fall sick and leading to diseases. Dry skin brushing works as a detoxification aid by stimulating our lymphatic system to release body toxins.
How to do Body Brushing – Tips and Techniques
The first thing you need is a good quality brush that has bristles made of natural materials. The brush should have a long handle so that it can access hard-to-reach spots on your back and elsewhere on the body.
What should be the average frequency of body brushing? Preferably, it should be done once a day, if not twice. The best time to do it is before taking a shower in the morning and in the evening but leave a gap between body brushing and before going off to sleep.
While doing dry brushing, try and brush towards your heart as it will be a boon for your body’s circulatory system.
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Where to do body brushing? Well, you can do it on the entire part of your body, even your foot soles and stomach. Make sure to avoid brushing your face, genitals or irritated areas.
Keep in mind that the pressure you put while body brushing should not be painful and it should last not more than 20 minutes. Ideally, your skin should go pink after a dry session.
Go ahead and re-awaken your body pores and getting gorgeous skin thanks to body brushing.