Many naturalists or self-proclaimed health & beauty experts will expound on the benefits of dry brushing. In this post I will share a few of those benefits but, as always I will give my opinion, based on my personal experience.
So, I hear that dry brushing can improve circulation, prevent cellulite, reduce the appearance of existing cellulite, break down and help eliminate toxins from the body, help to shed dead skin cells and encourage new cell renewal.
Other lauded benefits include the elimination of ingrown hairs, improved lymphatic drainage, discharging metabolic waste, elimination of clogged pores, and a more even distribution of fat deposits.
It makes sense that dry brushing the skin would help to shed dead skin cells and stimulate new cell growth. It also seems reasonable to believe that brushing the skins surface would stimulate nerve endings and improve circulation, even if temporarily, right?
I have been dry brushing my skin for about 4 months now and here’s what I found:
1. It feels great.
2. It definitely exfoliates the heck out of your skin & eliminates dead skin cells. Stand in a bathtub or on a towel because you won’t believe how much dead skin you brush off. Makes you wonder if this is also a good weight loss tool.
3. There’s an immediate improvement in the look and feel of the skin.
4. My skin feels all tingly after dry brushing so I assume that’s a sign of improved circulation.
5. It helps to eliminate clogged pores and helps prevent ingrown hairs.
I regularly get a Brazilian bikini, underarm and leg wax so, ingrown hairs are inevitable. I haven’t had an ingrown hair since I started dry brushing. I cannot attest to the claims of toxin elimination or discharge of metabolic wastes and I doubt that brushing my skin will re-distribute my fat. But, it’s inexpensive, it takes literally no time and it feels great. So why not?
Brushes cost anywhere from $10- $25 depending on the brand you choose. I bought mine, pictured above, for $14 at Sephora.