Happy Friday guys! It’s that time of the week where I share some of my natural, DIY beauty tips for a healthier, happier you. This time I have an important daily beauty secret that has been around for centuries before us. Literally, I’ve heard about some variation of dry body brushing across many different cultures and trust me – this is something that has so many different health values besides just being a good scrub or exfoliation.
Getting all that scaly skin off is definitely a plus, but did you know that dry body brushing before your shower for a few minutes every day can significantly improve your lymphatic system and help you release toxins out of the largest organ of your body? Especially when you are working out often! I’m super busy prepping for an upcoming shoot that’s going to demand a lot of me physically, so I’ve been hitting the gym daily. Body brushing is a great addition to your workout routine, cause increases circulation, relaxes the muscles and keeps your metabolism healthy. Another benefit that I’m sure the ladies will love is that dry body brushing helps get rid of stubborn cellulite because it helps distribute fat evenly while improving your pore health. I sure as heck was so surprised when I heard that there was a fix for cellulite right under my nose all these years! Granted, real results only happen when you brush your body every day, so make sure you make this part of your daily routine.
What you’ll need:
A body brush made with natural fibres that you can find easily online (get a brush here)
1. Get into your shower. Without the water running of course, hence why it’s called ‘dry’ body brushing.
2. Start body brushing in slow and long motions from your feet up. Always move the brush towards your heart, as this is what will improve your circulation. Doing so in the morning before showering will help increase the amount of waste expelled through your skin, as this builds up during the sleep process. Start with your feet, and then move to calves, shins, knees, and thighs. After this, move to your belly and for women; skip the chest since our skin is really sensitive here. End with brushing upwards from your hands to your arms and finally get your back and neck.
3. As soon as you’re done, hop in a warm shower to help further release any toxins from your skin. The first few times your skin may feel raw, but the more you brush the more your skin will adjust to being scrubbed every day! Just remember to be gentle.
Try dry body brushing this weekend
and tell me your results in the comments below! Remember that this is also great for men, especially for those who are athletes and follow and active lifestyle.
Have a fabulous weekend!