If you’ve been following me on social media, you’ve probably seen my praises for dry brushing. You’ll most likely want to do it as part of your skin care routine if you aren’t already. What you may not know is what the overall benefits are of this technique. You probably know that it removes dry skin, but you may not know what dry skin brushing offers that you can’t get from other dry skin removal methods. Here are some of those benefits to consider about your new dry skin brushing routine.
One of the key benefits of dry brushing occurs to the lymphatic system. This is an important benefit because this system helps remove cellular waste. The dry brushing technique helps open the cells and the system to cycling the waste out and to rebuilding the skin and cellular system. It helps prevent blockage in this system as well. Think of it as opening up blocked pores and making sure that things are cycling out properly and allowing the area to be cleaned properly as well.
Poor circulation can cause a number of problems with the skin including a buildup of dry skin cells and a buildup of fat in certain areas. The increase in circulation that is caused by the dry brushing technique can help stimulate your cells just like with the lymphatic system. This increased circulation helps with the removal of metabolic waste from the body which can help the skin distribute natural oils making the skin softer and smoother over time.
Another leading benefit to dry brushing is the ability to add a new level of stress relief to your routine. The act of dry brushing can stimulate the skin and help release tension throughout the body without a hard massage or deep tissue option. Following the dry brushing with a hot shower can also help relieve even more tension and stress. Ideally, you would follow all of that with something equally relaxing like your skincare routine, alone time, mediation or any other self-care ritual you have in place.
These benefits can help people with mild to moderate skin irritation and issues. If you have more serious issues, you may want to consult a physician before starting the dry brushing technique in your routine. They can guide you to how often you should be doing it and if there are any additional steps you need to take in your routine.