It is common to cleanse and scrub the skin with a washcloth or loofah and a rich foamy lather when bathing. But have you heard about dry brushing? In a nutshell, this skin-pampering regimen involves sweeping the skin with a dry brush to exfoliate and promote a number of other benefits.
Incorporating this simple step into your bathing regime can make a big difference. It’s incredibly gentle, soothing, and easy to do. In this post we will discuss the history and benefits of dry brushing as well as how to do-it-yourself at home.
When the wonderful people at Prana Brush wanted to send me a dry brush to try, I thought why not. I was very excited when my beautiful brush arrived.
First of all the dry brush is so simple and beautiful in it's design, I also love the strap across the back. It feels so nice in your hand. I will say it is important to read the instructions before using your dry brush for the first time. The first time I used my dry brush I missed the part about brushing towards your heart, and I will say I was not thrilled with the experience. After reading more about dry brushing and realizing I did it wrong, I tried again. The next time I used it, it felt great and I enjoyed the instance awake feeling it gave me.
I have been using it a few times a week now for several weeks and my skin is really seeing the benefits. It is much smoother and I can feel the difference in my body. My leg muscles are no where near as tense and I feel more refreshed throughout the day. This is something that I can seem myself doing for years because it is so easy and the benefits occur so quickly.
Who else has tried dry brushing? What has been your experiences?