Proper skincare is key to healthy and younger looking skin – but did you know that you might be missing out on one of the best ways to keep your skin looking healthy, happy and all around fantastic?
Dry brushing is a technique that is often overlooked for skincare, but its benefits range from cosmetic to hygienic.
Dry brushing involves literally brushing the skin in a specific pattern with a dry brush. Dry brushing is usually done before showers, but it can be done at other times as well. If you haven’t already started dry brushing, let’s take a closer look at 4 reasons why you really need to be dry brushing your skin.
#1: It provides much-needed exfoliation
One of the key causes of dry skin is a lack of exfoliation. Dry, dead skin builds up over time and causes the surface of the skin to become dull and flaky. Dry brushing will exfoliate the skin, resulting in a smoother, more youthful appearance when used regularly over a period of time. Dry brushing your hands, arms and legs is particularly useful for exfoliation, since most people only bother to exfoliate their face and neck.
If you’re looking for a great dry brush, we love the Merben body brush and foot brush.
#2: Dry brushing provides Lymphatic support
Your lymphatic system is responsible for keeping your body’s immune system in check and is comprised of countless lymph vessels which lie just beneath your skin. Dry brushing can help stimulate these vessels and promote better lymph flow throughout your body, which may help with your body’s immune system.
#3: It can give you a boost of energy
Although dry brushing might not be as effective at giving you energy as a good old fashioned cup of coffee, regular dry brushing will help stimulate your nerve endings and leave you feeling invigorated.
This benefit may not be as noticeable as smoother skin or smaller pores, but it can give you a little boost.
#4: Dry brushing can clean pores and reduce pore size
Pores don’t have to be the bane of your existence once you take to regularly dry brushing your face.
Regular dry brushing can help keep your pores clean from dirt and oil build-up and it can help minimize their opening size as well. You should use a soft facial brush if you’re going to dry brush on your face, however, since the skin on your face is more sensitive to rough bristles than the skin on the rest of your body.
Some Tips for Dry Brushing
Not all dry brushing techniques were created equally. You should use your dry brush in gentle, circular motions which help exfoliate and stimulate your vessels compared to longer strokes. You should ideally start at your ankles and work your way up to your lower legs, thighs, stomach, etc.
If you haven’t yet started implementing dry brushing into your regular routine, don’t wait: start changing your life (and your skin) today.
For more information about dry brushing, or where to buy the Merben dry brushes, contact us today.