Have you heard about dry brushing? If not, do we ever have a treat for you! Dry brushing is fantastic for your health. It has a multitude of health benefits and is an amazing exfoliant! What’s more, dry-brushing is extremely energizing and will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated!
Benefits of Dry-Brushing
One of the biggest benefits of using a dry-brush is exfoliation. We all know how important exfoliation is, and dry-brushing is the best way to do it! This is especially important after any form of hair removal, including sugaring, waxing, or shaving. Exfoliation removes the outer layer of dead skin cells to prevent hairs from becoming ingrown on regrowth. After dry-brushing, your skin will feel incredibly smooth and soft! Dry-brushing also does not remove moisture from your skin, as is typical with wet exfoliation.
Dry-brushing assists your body with detoxification. This is done by increasing blood circulation and therefore promoting lymph flow and drainage. Many lymph vessels are located directly under the skin. Therefore, dry-brushing regularly helps stimulate lymph flow, allowing the body to detoxify naturally.
3. Temporary Cellulite Reduction:
The act of dry brushing is said to soften fat deposits just below the skin. The fat deposits are more evenly distributed, helping to diminish the appearance of cellulite.
4. Energy Boost:
Ask anyone who regularly dry-brushes and they will tell you it is extremely invigorating. Though it is not known why you will get a huge energy boost from dry-brushing. Though this is great in the mornings, we suggest timing your sessions so as not to do them directly before you head off to bed!
5. Improving Kidney Function:
Naturopaths agree that dry-brushing benefits go even further beneath the skin in that dry-brushing aids in kidney function and digestion. Massaging of the lymph nodes helps the body shed excess waters and toxins, improving digestion and kidney function, and helping you feel lighter and less bloated.
Why Merben Dry Brushes?
We choose Merben dry brushes for a variety of reasons. Their factory is located in Sri Lanka. They employ approximately 25 people who are all over the age of 18. They allow flexibility for their workers so they may work from home if necessary to provide care to their children or elders if needed. All of these workers are paid wages well above the poverty line.
Additionally, the products used in the Merben dry brushes are of the utmost quality. They choose only the most environmentally friendly products for their brushes, including jute fiber. Jute fiber is extracted from the bark of the jute plant and is one of the worlds strongest vegetable fibers. In fact, jute is the most eco-friendly, biodegradable, and recyclable natural fiber in the world!
How to Dry-Brush
Dry-brushing should be done daily for best results. It should be done at a minimum twice per week to avoid ingrown hairs. You can brush your entire body, starting from your outer extremities and brushing inwards towards your heart. When brushing, apply a small amount of pressure, however, it should not be painful. After a session, your skin should be slightly pink, but if it is red you are applying too much pressure and need to lighten up.
There are special brushes available for facial exfoliation. Do not use your regular dry-brush on your face, as the regular brushes will be too coarse for your delicate facial skin.
Have you ever tried dry-brushing before? If not, we highly recommend giving it a try. The investment in a dry-brush is minimal, and it will help you in so many different ways. Come on in and visit us at The Lily Bar to pick up your brush today!