Dry brushing is an amazing thing. It’s something I kind of stumbled upon by accident, and I’ve never turned back. I dry brush every day before my shower, and I’ve noticed smoother skin, fewer stretch marks & fewer skin problems in general. I’ll be doing an entire post on how you should dry brush, but for now, let’s take a look at some of the benefits of dry brushing.
Decrease Fluid Retention
If you struggle with fluid retention, dry brushing may be able to help. Water retention is usually caused when the lymphatic system doesn’t remove the fluid properly. If this happens, it can lead to bloating and edema. Dry brushing helps move the fluid along and helps with drainage.
Dry brushing increases circulation by stimulating all of those nerves and vessels as you run the brush over them. Increased circulation leads to better skin and less skin damage.
Produce Collagen & Elastin
A product of increased circulation, collagen, and elastin are produced. Both of these are key to improving skin’s texture and feel, while also reducing wrinkles and fine lines.
Helps Rid Your Body of Toxins
Just like dry brushing helps reduce fluid retention by improving the function of the lymphatic system, it’s also helpful when ridding your body of toxins. The lymphatic system is what clears your body of toxins, so stimulating it will help rid your body quicker.
Reduces Ingrown Hairs
Ingrown hairs happen when something gets into and irritates the hair follicle. Dry brushing exfoliates the dry skin and unclogs your pores, leading to less irritation and less ingrown hairs. Reduction in ingrown hairs has been one of my favorite benefits of dry brushing.
Exfoliating the skin, removing dead skin & unclogging your pores allows any moisturizer you use to work better and sink in faster.
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