Dry body massage is a great way to make your skin better and look healthy. It helps reduce stress and make your blood flow better. That’s why everyone who wants nice skin should use a dry body brush. But which brush should you pick, and how often should you do dry brushing each week?

What should you know about dry body brushing?

Dry body brushing is a ritual used by Asian women for years. Is dry body brushing healthy? Anyone who has heard of body brushing knows that it has a ton of positive effects. And best of all, you can perform it at home, and all you need is a body brush.

Should I use body balm after dry brushing? Dry body brushing can be done dry or with a special balm or oil. Using a massage oil provides extra softness.

For best results, body brushing should be done towards the heart. However, it is important to remember not to press too hard on the body, as this can cause skin irritation. After brushing the body with oil or balm, the skin should be gently dried with a towel. At the very end, it is a good idea to apply a moisturising cream to the skin.

How often should I dry-brush my body? Dry body brushing can be done daily or several times a week. However, brushing should not be done more than once a day. Beginners should start body brushing with a gentle massage. Over time, the unpleasant sensation that occurs when brushing will disappear.

How long should dry brushing take? It is worth dividing body brushing into stages. Brushing each body part should take between 2 and 5 minutes depending on the stage. However, no longer than 15 minutes.

When is the best time to perform body brushing? If we do dry brushing, it does not really matter whether we brush in the morning or in the evening. Brushing in the morning stimulates our circulation and gives us strength and energy for the day. Brushing in the evening, on the other hand, relaxes the body and improves the quality of sleep.

Dry massage – effects

Regular dry brushing improves circulation and, as a result, makes the skin more oxygenated. Effects of dry brushing include firmer skin and improved skin tone. What’s more, brushing removes dead skin, potentially preventing blackheads and giving the skin a healthy and youthful appearance. Dry brushing can even replace uncomfortable body scrubbing.

Swollen body (especially legs and arms) is often the result of abnormal lymphatic flow. Massaging with a brush can help to improve its flow and lymphatic drainage and thus reduce swelling and puffiness.

Regular massages with a dry massage brush can also help to reduce cellulite and stretch marks. The formation of cellulite is also the result of abnormal lymphatic flow. The first results can be seen after just a few weeks of dry brushing.

A brushing ritual before bed? It’s the perfect solution to indulge in a moment of relaxation, relieve stress and improve the quality of your sleep.

Is it worth it to brush your face? Facial brushing is a natural way to get rid of keratinised skin. In addition, a facial brush works in a similar way to a facial massage. It makes the skin firmer and more elastic and even reduces fine lines and wrinkles.

How do you dry-brush your face? The movements should be carried out from the centre to the side or from the bottom to the top of the face. At the same time, don’t forget the skin on the neck and décolleté, areas most prone to the formation of the first wrinkles and loss of elasticity. How often can the face be brushed? Face brushing should not be done more than twice a week.

Massage brush vs. ingrown hairs on the legs

What are the benefits of leg brushing? Besides firming the skin, improving skin tone and reducing puffiness, dry brushing can be a remedy for ingrown hairs. The problem of ingrown hairs after shaving troubles many women. It is accompanied by an itching and burning sensation. Purulent pustules form on the hair follicles, which can leave unaesthetic scars.

Why do leg hairs grow into the skin? This is because the layer of dead skin is too thick. The dead skin makes it difficult for hair to grow back properly, which is why it is important to exfoliate it regularly.

To tackle ingrown hairs, combine regular exfoliation with dry body brushing. Well-cleaned skin allows weak and fragile hairs to “escape”.

In addition to exfoliating the skin, it is important to ensure that the shaving accessories are properly moisturised and hygienic. As their name says, disposable razors are for single use.

Which massage brush to choose?

Which dry massage brush is best? When choosing a dry body massage brush, the most important thing to know is to choose products made of natural materials. Synthetic bristles can cause irritation and allergies. The best massage brush is made of natural bristles. Also pay attention to what material the base of massage brush is made of, and choose one made of natural wood. Being ecofriendly is trendy.

Natural bristle brushes are made of boar bristle, coconut fibre, tampico fibre (from agave), acacia fibre or cactus fibre, among others. Beginners should opt for a gentle massage brush. A boar or goat hair brush will be most suitable, as it has soft bristles and will not cause irritation.

Those who are more advanced in dry body brushing can choose a brush with tampico fibres, which are stiffer and make massage more intense.

When choosing a brush for dry massage, we should also pay attention to its shape and form. Brushes with a handle/strap are very comfortable to use. Using them is very effective and allows you to control your movements.

When will you notice effects of dry brushing? The first effects of body brushing can be seen after just a few days. In order for the effects to be even more noticeable and remain for a longer period of time, it is necessary to massage regularly.

What are the contraindications to body brushing? People suffering from psoriasis, atopic dermatitis or acne should refrain from dry brushing. Wounds, burns or nevi should also not be brushed.

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