Dry Brushing: What's It All About?

If you're anything like me you've probably heard about dry brushing, considered incorporating it into your routine and then got too lazy to follow through. I mean, I spend so much time taking care of my skin, nourishing my body, exercising and focusing on my overall wellness, why not incorporate dry brushing? I was sent this Joanna Vargas brush this week and decided to refresh myself on the benefits of dry brushing.

Dry brushing is just as it sounds: brushing your dry skin. The bristles on the brush are pretty firm, which helps to exfoliate, to promote circulation and stimulate the lymphatic system. So why is this important?

Skin's appearance.  The most obvious is that it'll improve your skin's texture. Just like using the Dr. Dennis Gross Facial Peel Pads, or the Joanna Vargas Exfoliating Mask, your body needs to be exfoliated as well. And I'm definitely guilty of neglecting that.

Minimizing cellulite. Dry brushing is said to help reduce cellulite. Cellulite is fat under the skin. When you brush your skin, it increases blood circulation which helps to flush fat out of your skin. Are you going to lose pounds from dry brushing? No. Am I willing to spend 2 minutes a day to try and reduce the chance of getting cellulite in the future? Hell, yes.

Improve the immune system.  Promoting circulation in your body is said to increase the level of white blood cells, clean the body's tissues and help to filter out waste and toxins.

As I mentioned, I've yet to incorporate dry brushing into my wellness routine. But reminding myself of the benefits definitely makes it tempting. I'm going to start this week and keep you posted!


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