At Biossance we’re big fans of dry brushing. It’s not only an invigorating experience, it’s also really good for you. The reason is that this simple process, if done properly, helps exfoliate dead skin cells, releases toxins, increases circulation and energizes the body. The gentle brushing is what sloughs away dead, dry cells and flaky skin, though the light pressure and motion across your skin acts like massage to help move lymph fluid and encourage detoxification.
When it comes to dry brushing it’s all about how you brush. An easy way to master it is to remember to focus on your heart. Why? Because your heart is the center of your circulatory system. Brushing toward it helps increase circulation and supports your body in ridding itself of toxins. This is something your body does naturally, though dry brushing just helps it happen faster—a good thing. In addition to giving yourself a revitalizing boost, dry brushing leaves your skin incredibly soft and smooth. It reduces dry, flaky skin, and if done consistently can even lessen the look of those not so cute dimples also known as cellulite.
To get the full benefits of dry brushing it’s important to make it part of your routine. Just 3 to 5 minutes before your shower makes an energizing start to your day. It’s easy to do and your skin and body will thank you for it. Here’s how:
1. On dry skin, start at your feet using sweeping motions up one leg, brushing up toward your heart. Repeat on your other leg.
2. Next, start at your hands and brush up your arm, again brushing toward your heart. Do the other arm using the same process.
3. Then brush the rest of your body—your stomach, chest, back and neck area—using shorter strokes toward your heart.
4. Following your shower generously apply 100% Squalane Oil head to toe. Used right after showering it helps lock in hydration to keep your skin feeling ultra-soft and super smooth.
Another thing to remember when starting out is to be gentle. The point is to stimulate the skin, not irritate it. And go lightly on those sensitive areas. Done with consistency you’ll notice that the texture of your skin improves, and you have an allover healthier-looking glow.
Your skin is your largest eliminating organ. Give it a boost and help it do its job to keep you feeling and looking your radiant best.
Through 5/13, get a free Dry Body Brush on any purchase of $50+ with code BRUSH.
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