3 Benefits of Dry Brushing

Sep 26, 2019 | Skin Care


Have you ever come across the term dry brushing and wondered what it was all about? Well, it’s exactly what it sounds like – you simply use a stiff, natural-bristle brush and brush the surface of your skin with it, while it is dry. Typically, the brushing starts at the feet and hands toward the heart. Dry brushing is an age-old skin-care remedy that has gained popularity lately and for good reason.

Here are the top 3 benefits of dry brushing

Exfoliates Your Skin
The process of running a firm bristled brush over the skin helps get rid of dead skin cells. Dry brushing exfoliates your skin and speeds up the skin renewal process, creating room for the formation of healthy new cells. Exfoliation alleviates uneven skin texture, inhibits buildup, and keeps pores clear to reveal softer, smoother skin with a natural and more vibrant glow. And the best part, regular exfoliation can help prevent the formation and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, keeping your skin looking plump and young.

Reduces the Appearance of Cellulite
Cellulite is is the dimpling of the skin, most usually on the thighs, hips, buttocks, and stomach. It is essentially fat that is beneath the skin. It appears lumpy because it pushes up agains connective tissue, but the appearance can be lessened. Massaging the skin may help swell up the tissue and very temporarily loosen the bands, so that it appears more smooth causing it to pucker. Dry brushing can reduce the appearance of dimpled skin. Massaging the skin may helps swell up the tissue and very temporarily loosen the bands, so that it appears more smooth.

Promotes Blood Circulation and Stimulates the Lymphatic System
From the water we drink to the food we eat and the air we breathe, toxins are everywhere and find their way to our bodies so easily. It is the responsibility of the lymphatic system to expel these toxins. The lymphatic system is made up of lymph nodes, vessels, and ducts that circulate throughout the body. When you dry brush your skin, you stimulate lymph flow, which in turn helps the body detoxify itself.

Dry brushing also increases circulation and promotes skin cells turnover and renewal. Poor blood circulation can cause slow scar healing, darks spots, and blotchiness. Dry brushing on a regular basis can lead to improved skin texture and an even skin tone. Plus, it supports whole-body health.

Looking for more information about dry skin brushing and its benefits? The skin care experts at North Scottsdale Laser and Skin Care Clinic can help. Call us at 480-513-2888 or book an appointment online for a complimentary consultation.