Dry brushing is popular spa technique that assists to minimize the appearance of saddle bag skin by sloughing those dry flaky upper skin cells for visibly smoother, more radiant skin. In other words, it is a dry method of exfoliation (no water or creams) for an invigorating feeling and smooth skin appearance.
Additional benefits associated with dry bushing include:
- Exfoliates dry skin layers leaving the skin feeling smoother and looking radiant
- Dry brushing invigorates and helps natural detoxification
- Visibly improves the appearance of skin tone
- Tightens and firms the appearance of skin
- Assists with ingrown hairs
Dry Brushing 101 .¨ DOs and DON’Ts
use your dry brush ONLY on dry skin prior to showering.
Alternate the temperature in your shower after dry brushing from hot to cold.
This will further invigorate the skin and stimulate circulation.
put too much pressure on the skin while dry brushing as this will cause discomfort and redness of the skin. Keep pressure to a level that is comfortable for you!
begin dry brushing at the soles of your feet to optimize results. Using light pressure, continue to work up the front and back of the legs following an upward direction towards the heart. Continue using long, gentle sweeping strokes upwards by applying a gentle pressure to the body which should feel invigorating not sore. Then continue on to the hands and arms including the tummy and back, finishing with the neck and scalp.
dry brush on the face and chest. Avoid any sensitive areas, cuts, abrasions and sunburn.
always opt for a natural bristle brush (cactus/agave bristle is ideal).
use synthetic brushes. Brush bristles should be firm to the touch but not hard. Often a brush without a handle is easier to use especially on those hard to reach spots.
Clean your dry brush weekly with a spray mist of natural antiseptic oils like Tea Tree, Lavender or Eucalyptus (4-5 drops of the oil immersed and shaken into a distilled water spray pack).
If you care for your brush, it will last a lifetime.
dry brush daily (should only take about 5-10 minutes) and take a shower to wash away dry flaky residue.
After showering apply your favorite firming moisturizing lotion (like the
BioElixia BodyShaper Firming Toning Body Lotion ($25.50)
BioElixia BodyShaper Cellulite Contour Cr‚àö¬Æme ($49.50)) to enhance the radiance and appearance of your skin.