You know, if a maintenance ritual or anything you can think of comes up frequently on TikTok, you will not be able to avoid trying it no matter what. Although the dry brushing technique, which is known as an important ritual in body care, has increased its visibility in recent years, this care ritual is a technique that has been a favorite of famous names for years. Fortunately, it’s no longer a beauty secret and is now part of many of us’ grooming rituals (Thanks TikTok!).
Of course, we also have some questions in mind. How and how often should we apply this technique, what should we pay attention to, and do we even know its drawbacks? We follow up with questions and examine the prominent benefits of dry brushing.
What is the dry brushing technique?
A technique where you gently massage your body in an upward motion with a body brush made of firm, natural bristles. It is known that this process is a tradition that has been going on for centuries. Its prominent benefits can be listed as helping the body get rid of toxins, stimulating the lymphatic system and increasing the body’s energy. Its main purpose is to remove dead skin and remove toxins through the pores of the skin.
How can I apply?
Start from your feet and continue upwards. Scrub your skin in wide, circular, clockwise motions.
You can apply light pressure to areas of thin skin, such as the soles of your feet, and more pressure to thicker skin. After brushing your feet and legs, brush your arms. You should also brush upwards in your armpits. It is better to do the brushing lightly at first.
What are the prominent benefits?
Brushing the body with coarse bristles will help remove dry, dead cells from the skin. In this way, it will make your skin smoother and softer. It is also known that blood circulation increases in the areas you dry brush. If you have noticed that your skin is red after dry brushing, fear not, it does not mean that your skin is irritated. Of course, let’s add that cellulite may decrease after dry brushing due to the temporary plumping effect on the skin.
You can literally turn it into a ritual
Healthlinerecommends dry brushing in a dark and quiet place to turn this body care into a completely relaxing experience. It sounds like a good idea to pamper both your body and your body with soothing scents, scented candles that may be good for you, and in a quiet environment.
What should I pay attention to?
Yes, the dry brushing technique applied to the body has come to the fore with its benefits lately, but this does not mean that it will be suitable for all skin types. Experts recommend that people with eczema and psoriasis or those with open wounds avoid brushing open or these areas. If you are considering adding this technique to your care routine, of course, do not forget to consult your doctor first.
LABELS: DRY SCRUBBING