What is Dry Brushing?
Dry brushing your skin is a centuries old practice that promotes better looking, glowing skin. It’s exactly what it sounds like. Using a natural soft fibre brush and brushing the skin.
Brushing is going to help stimulate the lymphatic system for lymphedema, lipedema and other skin changes from aging, and sometime diet. It’s safe to use daily and it's best used prior to shower/bathing. Be sure to avoid any areas that you may have sensitive or broken skin, as well as any areas that you may have signs of infection.
Dry brushing can be done head to toe. Regardless of where you start on your body, always brush upward. This process allows the dead skin to be sloughed off, thus brightening the skin and improving the efficacy of moisturizers.
Don't forget to wash your brush to get rid of all of that dead skin build up.
Things to know:
- Pressure should be firm, discontinue use if irritation occurs.
- There are no set guidelines on how long you need to be brushing.
- You can brush the entire body or an area that may be a problem for you.
Among the many ways to exfoliate your skin and rejuvenate it, dry brushing is one that offers great benefits.
Dry Brushing Your Skin Exfoliates
Most people notice the benefits of dry brushing after the first time. Brushing the skin with a natural bristle brush allows dead skin cells to be loosen and removed, naturally exfoliating it. Within days and weeks of dry skin brushing, your skin will become much softer and less dry.
Stimulates the Lymphatic System
The lymphatic system is a major part of the body’s immune system composed of organs and lymph nodes, vessels, and ducts that convey lymph throughout the body. It is made up of vessels under the skin that work to deliver fluid back into the circulatory system to filter out toxins and excess fluid. Therefore, it is claimed that dry brushing helps stimulate the body's lymphatic system and helps the body naturally detoxify itself.
This will help the body eliminate toxins and increase blood circulation to all muscles in your body. Gently brushing the skin is widely acknowledged to be an effective exfoliation method and may lead to benefits that extend beyond skincare, such as stimulating the body in a way that is similar to massage.
That’s why we recommend Honam Natural’s Dry Brush. What sets this brush apart from others is that it has rubber touch points that actually massages the body as you exfoliate which feels great.
We always recommend paying attention to what works for you and your body. You may want to avoid dry brushing if you have sensitive skin or a history of extreme eczema or other skin conditions. Especially if dry brushing is resulting in irritation or unexplained redness. Always consult a medical professional to assist you with new routines that are causing uncomfortableness.
What do you think about dry brushing? Is it something you can see yourself working into your skincare routine?