To be honest, the first time I heard about dry brushing, I wasn’t exactly sure that this was going to be the right exfoliation method for me. I thought that this would be a painful process that would leave my skin irritated and red. Boy, was I wrong. Not only did dry brushing prove to be a great way of helping me achieve smooth and soft skin, it also relaxes me and is far from being painful too. just check out the basics about this.
What is dry brushing?
Basically, dry brushing is a combination of a massage and slight exfoliation. What this requires is that you use a soft, natural-bristled brush to rub all over your skin. Those bristles should help you buff off the dead skin cells on top of your skin. This movement too will encourage blood circulation.
How can you do dry brushing?
Let me outline the steps for you.
Step 1: right before you step into your shower, you want to dry brush first. Typically, you should start from your feet and then just work yourself upwards to your chests and your arms. Make sure that you only use light strokes so you don’t irritate your skin or cause redness.
Step 2: take a shower as you normally would. Now, I advice against using harsh soaps that might cause irritation to your skin.
Step 3: moisturize with a lotion or oil next. This should give back lost moisture to your skin.
What I learned about this process is that it is not actually painful. In fact, I love how the brush feels like it is massaging my skin. If you feel like certain areas (such as your kneecaps, elbows, and ankles) need a little more scrubbing, feel free to add more pressure to those areas. Just make sure that you be a little more gentle on the areas near your chest and neck as the skin here tend to be thinner.