It seems like you can’t scroll through Instagram these days without seeing a post about dry brushing – and experts agree for good reason, it has many benefits! And, while this is a relatively new trend today, it’s actually rooted in Ayurvedic medicine but many cultures, including ancient Greeks and Japanese, have used skin brushing to cleanse and beautify the skin. Consider us on board – here are four benefits of incorporating dry brushing into your skincare routine:
The bristles of the brush whisk away dry skin – to leave your skin softer and smoother. Follow up your dry brush routine with Lavender essential oil and almond carrier oil to soothe and hydrate skin.
Many users have reported a decrease in cellulite after dry brushing regularly, though this is not supported by science – to us it seems like an all-natural risk-free solution to try! Many relate dry brushing tomassages, which have been scientifically proven to reduce cellulite.
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Post dry brushing, enjoy an almond carrier oil and grapefruit essential oil mix for the ultimate defense against cellulite.
Increase circulation - invigorate and energize!
It’s not scientifically proven to awaken your senses – but a lot of users agree that it does invigorate and energize. It could be stimulating your nervous system, the attention to self-care or getting the blood flowing in your body, whatever it is – we’ll take it!
The swift movement of the brushincreases blood flow, in turn promoting lymph flow and drainage.
Now, go dry brush your way to soft supple skin and enjoy the benefits from an ancient beauty ritual.
Many studies have shown Tea Tree oil used in traditional herbal medicine as a plausible treatment for “small superficial wounds, insect bites and small boils” as well as acne, nail fungus or athlete’s foot.