You may be wondering what "dry body brushing" is all about, as I myself had no idea until I read about it on Annie Jaffrey's blog a couple of months ago. What is wonderful about this technique is that you only need one thing, and that is a dry body brush. I snatched mine up from The Body Shop, called the Round Bath Brush, for $12. A well-invested $12, I must add!
Ok, now down to what dry body brushing is all about! It has become more popular in the last few years and is one of the modelling industry's well-kept secrets for maintaining beautiful skin. It literally involves brushing your skin when dry to get rid of dead skin cells by using big circular motions. It's that simple. By increasing blood circulation through the stimulation of the skin, it helps eliminate toxins that have built up on the surface to reveal a new layer of glowing, smooth skin. It is also said to help fade stretch marks and diminish cellulite, now who doesn't want that?
It is also important to not simply use a regular shower brush with white bristles, but nylon bristles that will really give you the desired effect, such as THIS ONE by the Body Shop. The technique is as follows: brush your skin, always going towards the heart. I start from my legs and move my way up. When doing my back however, I do long stokes going from my elbows down since it can get a little tricky with circular motions. A Model Recommends shows you how she does it in her video HERE. As it involves using a very rough brush, this should not be performed on the face, only on the rest of the body, about 2-3 times a week. Sometimes when I don't do it for a while, I notice how much more skin cells come off, it's pretty amazing and kind of gross at the same time haha!
Have you heard of dry body brushing? Let me know if you try it out, you will be amazed by the results! :)