Dry body brushing is the not-new beauty hack that is serving up soft, supple, firm and cellulite-free skin from head to toe. Want to know more? This is The Cult Face’s guide to dry body brushing, packed with everything you need to know.
What is Dry Brushing?
Dry body brushing is exactly what it says on the tin. Taking a brush with firm and natural bristles, you brush the surface of the skin, gaining a plethora of skin and wellness benefits. Dry brushing has been an effective beauty tool used for centuries in a wealth of cultures, dating back as far as the Egyptians.
How to Dry Brush
Super simple and quick, add dry body brushing to your beauty routine.
- Brush onto dry skin just before your bath or shower.
- Start with the soles of the feet and work your way up the body towards the heart.
- Use short and circular motions and adjust the pressure to suit each area.
- Body brush 1-2 times a week or for sensitive skin, once every 2 weeks.
- Rinse your skin thoroughly when finished to remove all dead skin cells.
- Finish with our Firming Body Butter Cream for the best results from your body brush.
- SPF is essential when you exfoliate to protect from the harmful rays of the sun.
- Wash your brush at least twice a month with gentle baby shampoo.
Benefits of Dry Brushing
There are a plethora of skin and wellness benefits to dry body brushing. Here are the key benefits.
Without the use of harsh products, dry brushing naturally exfoliates your skin, removing dry and dead skin cells for a clear and smooth complexion.
Perfect for Sensitive Skin
Because dry body brushing requires no product and sets you in charge of pressure, it’s the perfect exfoliating option for sensitive skin. Start brushing once every 2 weeks until your skin gets used to the process. Then, you can brush more regularly.
Brushing in short, circular motions stimulates microcirculation which brings oxygenated blood to the surface of the skin. Not only will this serve you with a healthy glow, but it also helps with inflammation and thermoregulation throughout the body.
Promotes Lymphatic Drainage
As you use your dry body brush over your lymph node areas – neck, underarm, behind the knee, the gut – the motion helps to improve lymphatic drainage. This metabolises the toxins in your body, helping to healthily process and flush which in turn, helps to improve your immune system.
Proven to work to smooth and firm skin, dry body brushing is one of the best ways to help improve cellulite in all areas of your body. Rid the surface of your skin of dimples and tone up, evening the distribution of fat deposits for smooth and supple skin.
Prevents Ingrown Hairs
Unclogging pores, body brushing is also a great way to reduce and prevent ingrown hairs. Proven to help after shaving, waxing and laser hair removal, the process clears pores leaving your skin smooth and soft.
Helping the rest of your skincare to work at its best, dry brushing also helps to prime the skin. Buffing away all your dead skin cells and leaving the skin fresh, moisturiser can soak deep into the dermis allowing you to see the very best results.
Add this simple and easy to use beauty tool to your weekly beauty routine and experience soft, firm and beautiful skin from head to toe with The Cult Face.