Dry Skin Brushing
The first time I’ve ever heard of dry body brushing was from #FullyRawKristina on YouTube. I was sold from the many benefits you can get from dry brushing so I knew I had to purchase my own brush! If you haven't noticed, I'm all about my skin! If I had to choose between skin or makeup it would hands down be SKIN. Often times we forget the skin on our body is just as important as the skin on our face so I think that we should equally care for both.
I purchased my dry skin brush from www.spiritbeautylounge.com for about $12. The dry skin brush is from the brand Hydrea London and is made out of beechwood and cactus fibre bristle. The day I received the brush, I made use of it right away and I must say that the feeling of the bristles running against my skin was not pleasant! It was kind of painful but hey, sometimes it hurts to be pretty. I’ve been dry brushing for about six months now and it’s something I must do before hopping into the shower! It didn't take too long for me to get used to the “rough” feeling of the bristles. It actually makes me feel like I just got a massage. Dry brushing helps to stimulate your lymphatic system which helps eliminate cellular waste, it gets your blood circulating which I believe has improved my energy, it exfoliates dead skin away and overall distresses my body from toxins. I like to start brushing upwards from the soles of my feet, long strokes up my legs, up my stomach and lower back, and up my hands and arms, then chest and upper back. The best way I can describe the brushing direction is always towards your heart, so when I brush my chest area, I brush downwards. After brushing I take my shower, towel dry, then follow up with my body butter or lotion. I feel like this is the best way to exfoliate your body and it helps your products to absorb into your skin.