Want to get a full-body massage and exfoliating experience in less than five minutes?
Want to spend no more than $5 on body exfoliation products… ever again?
Want to learn a secret to Japanese women’s beautiful skin?
Try dry brushing!
What is it?
Dry brushing is an exfoliation and lymphatic drainage massage technique used by Japanese women for thousands of years. The only tool you need is a dry brush, available at beauty stores and large grocery stores. I found my dry brush for $5 at my local TJMaxx. It lasts forever!
What do I do?
Brush your skin firmly with long, sweeping strokes. Always brush in the direction towards your heart, not away from it. Start from the feet and work up to the knee, then from the thighs to the hip, wrist to shoulder, hip to chest, butt to upper back, etc. By doing this you are encouraging the elimination of waste in your system by stimulating your lymphatic draining system. You’re also stimulating blood flow to your skin, helping to flush out toxins and bring a healthy glow. Brushing your skin when it is dry is also an excellent form of exfoliation! Do this for a few minutes then hop in your shower as normal. You’ll notice your skin is soft as a baby’s!
I dry brush my skin once a week. I don’t do this on my face, as I believe the bristles of the brush to be too harsh for my delicate facial skin. Wash your brush regularly with baby shampoo to keep it from building up gunky dead skin cells, and hang it to dry.
Never buy an expensive exfoliation cream again, and enjoy your silky, refreshed skin!