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Video: What Is Dry Brushing And Why Should You Care About It?
Dry skin brushing, have you heard of it? Still little known, this beauty gesture has unexpected benefits that deserve to be explored. Simple, fast, eco-friendly and effective, dry brushing brings a feeling of renewal to the body by providing beneficial detox effects. If this little presentation arouses your curiosity, the Deavita editorial staff invite you to read on to learn more about this miraculous ritual.
Dry brushing: what is it?
Dry brushing is an easy, efficient and inexpensive method that cleans the body of accumulated impurities. It is therefore not a question of simply exfoliating the body, but also of stimulating the lymphatic and blood circuit and, consequently, of having soft and glowing skin. Dry brushing helps the skin remove lots of waste from the body and helps keep it looking visibly healthier. The practice consists of rubbing the skin with a dry brush, while respecting the direction of body fluids. Simple, fast and effective, the technique promotes the elimination of toxins and oxygenation of the body and is an excellent workout for the nervous and cardiovascular systems.
What are the benefits of dry brushing?
It is interesting to know that dry or lymphatic brushing is recommended as a daily hygiene care. Why be interested in it? In addition to being an excellent practice of well-being and physical exercise, lymphatic brushing releases toxins through the skin and relieves the whole body: the organs (especially the liver and kidneys), the intestines, pain, inflammation, aches, heavy legs and insomnia. Among the many benefits of this beauty routine, we include the following:
• stimulates lymph and blood circulation;
• drains toxins and metabolic wastes;
• promotes cell regeneration;
• exfoliates the skin and makes it soft and silky;
• prevents premature aging;
• improves digestion;
• promotes the elimination of cellulite;
• invigorates the nervous system by stimulating the underlying nerves in the skin;
• strengthens the immune system;
• improves overall well-being and health;
• increases bodily vitality.
Who is dry brushing for?
Dry brushing is a routine suitable for both women and men. The ladies use it mainly to fight against cellulite, while the men go for it to revitalize the body.
When is the best time to brush?
As already mentioned, dry brushing is recommended as a daily care, so that good results can be expected. One can, for example, include the practice in one's daily ritual, either before taking a shower in the morning, or when coming home from work. It is recommended that you avoid brushing too much just before going to sleep, as you may feel too energized. To fully benefit from the virtues of dry brushing, we are advised to practice it in the following situations:
• During a fast or a detox cure;
• In preparation for another treatment to promote absorption through the skin;
• Before a sauna session;
• When the immune system needs support;
• To make anti-cellulite treatment more effective.
The necessary equipment
Before getting started, you must obtain the necessary equipment. You need a dry brush with natural bristles that are not too stiff, but firm and flexible. To make the job easier, when brushing your back, you can use a long-handled brush. For the more sensitive parts (face, neck, chest, stomach and ears), it is highly desirable to use a smaller and softer brush. A pair of raw silk gloves could do the job just fine when it comes to delicate areas.
How to dry brush?
The most important thing is to brush on dry skin. No matter what time of day, all you need to do is devote a few minutes to the practice and it will not take long for the results to be felt. Brushing always begins with the lower body. As a general rule, light, long and gentle movements are made, directed towards the areas where the lymph nodes abound: in the armpits, groin and upper torso. For the stomach and back, small or large circles are made depending on the accessibility of the area. Do not forget either the inside of the hands and the bottom of the feet, these are areas where lymph stagnates.
If you practice dry brushing regularly, the results will soon be felt and seen.
1. First of all, with a gentle daily exfoliation, your skin will firm, breathe and look visibly healthier. A brush is a simple investment that will pay off a lot.
2. The daily practice of dry brushing helps stimulate blood circulation, improve tissue toning and distribute fat. Therefore, the routine gradually reduces the orange peel. Of course, adopting a suitable diet is just as important.
3. Dry brushing makes the skin softer, firmer, smoother and more luminous!
4. This miraculous routine promises a detox effect for the whole body. Draining the lymphatic system brings stagnant lymph back to the lymph nodes, which helps the body to flush toxins through those nodes.
5. Dry brushing helps invigorate the nervous system by stimulating the underlying nerves in the skin.