Miranda has long been incorporating Dry Body Brushing into her daily skincare routine, praising how it makes her skin feel and glow. As a featured product in her recently launched Miranda Loves collection, we thought we would delve deeper into Dry Body Brushing and its benefits.
Dry Body Brushing has been a skincare ritual for centuries in many cultures, and is widely well-known with its roots in Ayurvedic medicine referred to as garshana to detox and stimulate the lymphatic system. Brushing the skin in a particular pattern with a dry brush, not only exfoliates and massages your skin, but also gets your lymphatic system moving, which helps your body to metabolize and get rid of toxins. It is a natural and non-invasive ritual that has many health benefits.
THE BENEFITS OF DRY BODY BRUSHING
By incorporating Dry Body Brushing into your daily skincare routine it helps to increase blood circulation and exfoliate dead skin cells, in turn helping your skins renewal process. Additional benefits include:
- Leaves your skin your skin soft & supple
- Readies your skin for the application of lotions and oils
- Improves circulation and skin tone
- Increases skin radiance and elasticity
- Promotes lymphatic drainage to help eliminate toxins
- Firms your skin and helps to reduce cellulite
- Aids in the detoxification process and improves digestion
- Increases energy and mindfulness
“Each morning I look forward to dry body brushing to help me wake up and start my day feeling refreshed & invigorated.”
HOW TO DRY BODY BRUSH
You can Dry Body Brush any time of the day before bathing or showering. We recommend you Dry Body Brush daily or at least 1-3 times a week, depending on your skin type, and in the morning to give you a boost of energy for the day.
- Using a Dry Body Brush on dry skin, begin at your feet, using quick, light strokes, moving up your body towards your heart.
- Circulate the brush in a clockwise motion on your stomach and joints, and use long sweeping strokes on the legs and arms, always in the direction towards your heart (avoid your face, chest & heart).
- Use light pressure in areas where your skin is thinner and harder pressure on thicker skin, such as the soles of your feet.
- After your bath or shower, pat your skin dry and then moisturize with your preferred KORA Organics Body Products: Enriched Body Lotion, Noni Glow Body Oil, Sun-Kissed Glow Body Oil, Noni Glow Body Balm and/or Gradual Self-Tanning Lotion.
SOME TIPS & TRICKS FOR DRY BODY BRUSHING
- Store your Dry Body Brush in a dry airy space and avoid getting your Dry Body Brush wet.
- Tap the brush after use to remove debris. Wash through the bristles once a week with warm soapy water, rinse well and air dry naturally with the bristles facing downwards. Do not immerse the brush in water.
- When first adding dry body brushing to your skincare ritual, it is best to begin with light pressure, and increase the pressure as desired.
- If you are Dry Body Brushing in the evening, we recommend using a more gentle pressure, for a calm, meditative self-care ritual
- Avoid sensitive areas, sunburns, rashes, eczema or psoriasis or/and anywhere the skin is broken. This brush is tended for the body only, not the facial area.
- Make sure you have a brush with natural bristles instead of synthetic.
- Always brush toward your heart – starting at the feet and the palms of your hand work your way towards your heart where the lymphatic system drains.
- If you have sensitive skin, Dry Body Brushing may result in itchy or irritated skin. Apply less pressure, and build your way up.
If you are looking to rejuvenate dull skin and improve skin radiance & elasticity, Dry Body Brushing is a great natural health practice you can seamlessly incorporate into your daily skincare routine! Check out the Aromatherapy Associates’ Dry Body Brush on the Miranda Loves page.
KORA Organics team xxx