In addition to sloughing away dry skin on areas like knees, elbows, and ankles, body brushing promotes tighter skin, cell renewal, and blood flow. Dry brushing also helps the lymphatic system release toxins and aids in digestion and kidney function. You'll also notice a glowy, smooth complexion. We love it because it's one of the easiest, cheapest and most effective things we can do for promoting healthy skin.
You should only brush towards the heart. Making long sweeps, avoid back and forth, scrubbing and circular motions. Start at your feet, moving up the legs on both sides, then work from the arms toward your chest. On your stomach, direct the brush counterclockwise. And, don't brush too hard: Skin should be stimulated and invigorated but not irritated or red.
Type of brush:
This is a brush with naturally soft boar bristles and side hand strap. It is perfect for exfoliating treatments or personal use. May be used wet or dry. It fits the hand and does not have a handle. The brush measures 5" x 2.5".
Dry skin brushing effectively opens up the pores on your skin. This is something you can -- and should -- be doing daily, even twice a day. Your skin should be dry, so the ideal time is in the shower before you turn on the water. Just a reminder, don't get the brush wet.
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