Start dry brushing. Start dry brushing. Start dry brushing – you’ve heard it from us and you certainly won’t regret your new non-negotiable morning ritual.
It’s cost-effective, assists in reducing the appearance of cellulite, leaves smooth results and stimulates blood flow. It’s just a simple 3-minute body massage type flow every morning - we still can’t believe it took us this long to be committed. In saying this, dry brushing isn’t a quick mindless chore. It is a time where you are able to slow down, appreciate your body and all it does for you, gently massage the surface and enjoy each and every moment.
So now that we’ve convinced you, let’s get the most effective dry body brush techniques down. Dry brushing is effective any time of the day, however, if you’re wanting that morning boost try to aim for three to five minutes every morning to experience the energizing results. This regular practice will stimulate blood flow, assisting in lymphatic drainage which aids in the removal of bodily toxins and waste. Encouraging the lymphatic system will help get things moving after a long night’s sleep (or a big night out…). Your skin is your largest organ so it is vital to take good care of it!
Dry brushing is effective on its own as the bristles naturally remove flaky skin. If this is your strategy, then make sure to shower and apply oil or lotion after to ensure that new layer of skin is well looked after. If you enjoy a smoother approach to your dry brushing ritual, enjoy a warm shower first to wash away the dead skin cells and then apply the oil and massage into your skin.
The motion of dry brushing is very important. Remember to think ‘towards the heart’ with every stroke.Starting at your feet, ankles, legs (front and back), torso and moving up to your neck - don’t forget your back! Using short and slightly pressured strokes will help promote that wanted blood circulation and removal of dead skin. A key tip is to not press too hard – this practice should be gentle and relaxing on the skin and should definitely leave any marks or grazes. The Body Buff by Ritology is the perfect fibre for a gentle and effective dry brush session every time.
Combining your dry brushing with a gua sha technique will heighten your lymphatic drainage benefits. Both traditional Chinese techniques will leave a tingly and fluid feeling which means the lymph’s are working hard to debloat and remove any toxins. Don’t miss those forgotten places, such as behind the legs, back and neck, that usually are left unappreciated – remember this practice is a slow full-body ritual and every stroke counts. Now relax and enjoy.