2020-12-19 10:51 Written by Shirley Mistry

Health & Wellness

If your shower routine is restricted to working up a lather with a loofah and a fragrant body wash, it is time to take your regime to the next level. On mornings when you’re not terribly bleary-eyed and have an extra 5 minutes to spare, give dry brushing a shot.

Essentially, dry brushing, as the name suggests, simply involves brushing your skin with a soft, firmly-packed brush in smooth, long strokes or languid circular movements. You can dry brush your entire body, but we suggest starting with your arms and legs until you get into the groove of things. Remember, your skin has to be dry when you do this, so do it just before you hop into the shower.

Wondering why we can’t stop raving about how dry brushing has changed our skin for the better? Read on, because this one extra step translates into numerous benefits for your skin!
  • Remedies dull, rough skin!

  • Improves circulation

  • Improves the appearance of cellulite

  • Dry brush like a pro!

Remedies dull, rough skin!

Remedies dull, rough skin!

If you have dull, rough skin or pesky ingrown hair, dry brushing is the miracle you’ve been waiting for. Regularly brushing your arms and legs helps slough away the dead skin and leaves you with healthy, smooth, radiant skin!

Helps detoxify

No, don’t put down your green smoothie just yet. Instead, give it a boost with a quick dry brush every alternate day. Start with your feet or hands and move upwards towards your chest area. This helps activate lymph system drainage, and if you didn’t know, the lymph nodes are where all the toxins in your body are stored. Detoxifying your body has never been easier!

Improves circulation

There’s no denying that healthy skin is beautiful, and one of the many way in which dry brushing helps improve the health and appearance of your skin, is by boosting circulation. The short, circular movements, along with the pressure you apply help boost blood circulation in your body, making your skin oh-so-glowy.

Gives your body a boost of energy

Much like the breakfast smoothie you swear by, 5 minutes of dry brushing can also help you feel more alert, awake and energetic. The bristles of the brush stimulate your skin, which has an instant energising effect on your body and mind. Who’d have thought?!

Improves the appearance of cellulite

Improves the appearance of cellulite

If you’ve been wary of trying out topical treatments to reduce the appearance of cellulite, we’re sure dry brushing will make you a happy camper. Exfoliation and massages boost circulation, brighten your skin and also plump it up to make it look smooth. So, if the unsightly bumps and lumps that cellulite leaves behind have you worried, dry brushing is just what you need.

Dry brush like a pro!

Dry brush like a pro!

If you’re just getting started, here are 3 tips to keep in mind to ensure that you get the most benefits from dry brushing:

  • Start from your hands or feet and move upwards towards your heart.

  • Don’t scrub too hard. Enthusiasm is great, but you surely don’t want to irritate your skin and cause rashes or inflammation!

  • Kill two birds with one dry brush by adding a couple of drops of a body oil to your brush before you get started. If you have parched, dehydrated skin, this will help moisturise it in one swift move.