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What Is Dry Brushing?

March 10, 2021

Dry Brushing - You’ve heard of it right? But what is it and why do people do it? Well, it’s something that we consider a wellness ritual (which we can’t get enough of these days!). It’s another new little thing to be excited about that improves your mood and your skin while providing relaxation.

What exactly is Dry Bushing?
It is the action of using a medium to firm, natural-bristle brush on dry skin to physically slough away (exfoliate) dead skin cells.

Why should I try Dry Brushing?
• Exfoliating dry skin increases the friction which in turn improves the effectiveness of the exfoliation – as opposed to exfoliating wet skin.

• It leaves your skin smoother, enhances the skin’s radiance, and improves light reflection for the appearance of brighter, healthier looking skin.

• Dry brushing has been linked to temporarily increasing blood flow and circulation in the area you brush.

• Like other types of exfoliation, this also helps to prevent ingrown hairs by clearing the dead skin cells that can trap hair under the skin’s surface.

• It’s also a relaxing, yet invigorating, ritual.

• Regular users and fans report greater benefits when it becomes a permanent habit!
 
Not Just Any Brush Will Do…
The best body brushes are made with medium-firm, natural bristles and can be found at most health and wellness stores. Of course we have a favourite (Merben Brushes) and yes, you can shop them in any WAXON location or online.

How to Dry Brush
Use a natural-bristle brush to gently but firmly brush your skin in long strokes toward your heart, usually going over each area two or three times. Brush the tummy area in a clockwise motion. And remember, this is not a scrub brush. You are not cleaning your pots and pans. Go easy on yourself. You should not be red and irritated afterwards.
 
When to dry Brush
Dry brushing stimulates sensory nerves, which can be invigorating. For this reason, try incorporating it into your morning routine, when you want to be alert. This is great for those non-morning people!

Best to hop in the shower afterwards to rinse away all those dead skin cells and then follow with moisturizer or body oil like this one to replenish the skin. We suggest to dry brush no more than one to two times per week—and remember to be gentle...
 
Dry Brushing May Not Be For Everyone...
If you have very sensitive skin or skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, or excessive dry skin, you may want to consider an alternative as dry brushing can aggravate the condition or cause irritation. Also, keep in mind that some areas such as face and décolletage, or chest area may be a little too sensitive to utilize the dry brushing method.
 
Over the years may claims have been made that dry brushing promotes lymphatic drainage or improves cellulite. Unfortunately, this has not been scientifically proven so we’re going to stick with our story – Dry bushing makes you feel energized, makes your skin smoother, and leaves you feeling better... and we can definitely get behind that!
 
Start Your Dry Brush Journey Here:
Merben Bikini Brush
Coconut Avocado Body Oil

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