The benefits of dry body brushing and why you should start it now

I thought I’d share with you another beauty technique that you will thank me for, dry body brushing is an ancient Ayurvedic ritual and has recently become a rising beauty trend. A year ago I didn’t know about this technique but now I don’t miss it out of my routine, it is exactly what it sounds, brushing your body with a dry brush before a shower, dry body brushing has multiple benefits, for your skin and overall health, the point of this post is to help you learn about why you should start it and how it can benefit you, after reading this you will be rushing into town to buy that magic brush

Exfoliation without using any scrubs

Body scrubs aren’t a great idea for people with sensitive skin as they tend to contain ingredients that are skin ravaging so dry body brushing is a great alternative, not only is it fabulous at exfoliating dead skin cells away, regular exfoliation primes your skin so the body lotions and serums can do their job more effectively

It can prevent ingrown hairs

Regular body brushing encourages cell turnover so that your limbs will look and feel supple and whether you wax or shave, a quick brush is great at keeping ingrown hairs and clogged pores at bay

It can boost the immune system

The lymphatic system is a major part of the body’s immune system, it is made up of organs, lymph nodes, ducts and vessels that transport lymph throughout the body, dry brushing helps stimulate the normal lymph flow within the body and helps the body detoxify itself naturally

It helps deliver oxygen to the cells

A healthy blood flow instantly speeds up the transformation of both oxygen and nutrients to the cells and tissue to help increase collegan. This will help prevent the formation of cellulite, varicose veins and skin discolouration

It helps you tone up without breaking a sweat

While dry body brushing won’t completely rid your skin of cellulite, it helps to mobilise and contribute to the even distribution of fat deposits under the skin and if you stick at it, it will give your skin a firmer and smoother look and feel

It increases circulation and gives an energy boost

Dry body brushing encourages important blood flow and this has a plumping effect on the skin which helps reduce the appearance of cellulite. While a morning coffee is great, body brushing can have the same effect when it comes to boosting your energy levels so you’ll soon be able to save some cash on that Starbucks