Sunday, April 14, 2019

The Benefits Of Dry Brushing.




The first time I ever heard about dry brushing was on Sarah's Days Youtube Video. If you know her, you also know that she is an absolute wellness and fitness goddess. So I just had to look further into it and I ended up investing into one myself. That is now more than a year ago, so I thought today is the day I want to share with you my experience and talk about the benefits of dry brushing. 

The Benefits
Exfoliate
Dry brushing is the perfect technique to get rid of those dead skin cells and exfoliate your skin. My skin always feels super soft after a session. However, it also dries out the skin a bit, so make sure to moisturize afterward. 

Detoxify
As dry brushing increases the blood circulation, which in turn promotes the lymph flow, it's the perfect way to detoxify your body. 

Reduce Cellulite
Something that almost every woman struggles with is cellulite. Even though I personally think it's something perfectly normal and we don't have to 'fight' it, it sometimes feels good to reduce the appearance of it a bit. But don't forget to do something for your body and never against it. Your body is not your enemy and some dents in your skin don't lower your worth. So maybe see this aspect as a positive side effect, rather than the main reason to pick up dry brushing. 

&more
As dry brushing stimulates your nervous system, it's the perfect way to wake up your body in the morning and get it going. 

My Experience
How to do it?
Dry brushing is actually fairly easy. As you probably already guessed, dry brushing has to be done on dry skin. Preferable before you take a shower. Work on your legs, arms and even stomach in an upwards and circulating manner. Just imagine going towards the heart. So when you work with arms, start from your hands upwards. If you want to dry brush your back, this is the only area where you have to go downwards and not upwards. Don't press too hard, it shouldn't hurt. Also, obviously you shouldn't dry brush your skin if it's inflamed, sunburned or sore in any other way. 
Then hop in the shower and wash the dead skin cells off and don't forget to moisturize afterward. I personally do this a few times per week. 

Does it even work?
Yes. I was a bit skeptical in the beginning but I thought even if it doesn't help, it's always nice to spend some time on yourself and practice some self-care. However, my skin never was so soft and silky. Also, it totally wakes me up when I dry brush in the morning. As far as detoxification goes, I think this is hard to judge. But of course, I like to believe this works as well. I would also say that it reduced the appearance of my cellulite as well. So all in all, I totally recommend it.

x Lisa
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66 comments

  1. I've never tried dry brushing before but thank you for this honest review. 😁

    Mich x
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  2. I should totally try dry brushing... Thanks for sharing! I had my doubts about it working, too.

    Hannah / Words & Latte

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    1. Let me know when you tried it :)

      x Lisa

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  3. I love dry brushing! I use a copper-bristled dry brush and it removes a ton of dead skin and seriously reduce the annoying keratosis pilaris bumps I get on my arms and upper thighs.

    Angela at Blush & Pearls

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  4. Thanks for sharing!! Need to try it out.
    xx- Nina

    http://www.stylingwithnina.com/2019/04/the-cutest-espadrille-wedges.html

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  5. Thanks for the breakdown, Lisa! I was curious about dry brushing but I didn't quite understand the process, and since my skin can be sensitive at times I'm always a little wary of physical exfoliation, but it sounds amazing. Can't wait to try it now. x

    Beatrice | Strawberry Makeup bag

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  6. Dry brushing is one of those things that I've heard about often but never given it a go myself.
    It sounds like it's really good for you! I think I need to work a bit of time into my routine to finally give it a go :)

    Rachel | The Modern Bohemian

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  7. I heard about this a couple years back but never gave it a chance. You reminded me about it with this post, so maybe I'll give it a try this time around. Especially since it does seem to have good results!!

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  8. Dry brushing helped you with your cellulite?!?! Then count me in! I need to look into this myself and probably invest; it sounds amazing xx

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  9. Can't live without dry brushing, it's one of my favorite wellness rituals.

    Paula | Thirteen Thoughts

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  10. never heard of this before but my skin could definitely do with one. don't like the idea of rubbing off all of the fake tan i'm currently sporting BUT might be worth it for baby soft skin.

    get me a brush!

    katie. xx lacoconoire.com

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  11. I've honestly never heard of this before, but I think I'm going to give it go!!

    Becca / becc4

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  12. Thank you for this reminder dear
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  13. I have been so into this lately with my skin just flaring up!
    xx jen
    http://lilthoughtswithjen.com/

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    1. YAY it's life changing isn't it!

      x Lisa

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  14. I definitely need to try this technique - smoother skin, especially on the legs is something I'm always after. x

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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    1. YAY let me know how you liked it!

      x Lisa

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  15. Ooh wow this is actually my first time hearing about dry brushing. I never knew you could reduce cellulite this way. I'd love to give a try as well now and incorporate it into my routine.

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  16. I've never heard of dry brushing before, but I am totally sold on it. I fake tan a lot so my skin could do with some extra TLC. I think this would be perfect, or at least, wouldn't hurt to try.

    Sxx
    daringcoco.com

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  17. I can't believe I've never tried dry brushing! I really need to give it a try as it sounds so beneficial xx

    Gemma • GemmaEtc.com ❤️

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  18. I feel like I really want to try out dry brushing soon!

    Danielle xx
    https://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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  19. Are you for real? Wow, we learn new things always. Gotta try this. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. haha YES! You need to give it a go!

      x Lisa

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  20. Never tried dry brushing and I had no idea that it would help would cellulite?! Amazing!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.com

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  21. Dry brushing is so good for the body :) xx

    www.fashionjazz.co.za

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  22. I've heard of dry brushing, but I never had time to look that much into it. Thanks for sharing the info!

    Mai
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    1. Glad you found it helpful Mai :)

      x Lisa

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  23. I've never heard of dry brushing! So interesting and glad to hear it works!

    Tina
    www.justatinabit.com

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  24. Sounds like an easy act of self care, and good for the environment too, since it doesn't require the constant purchase of new products!

    xxx
    Isabel
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  25. Oh wow, I need to try this asap!! Thanks for sharing x

    Adventures in May | Miss Nev

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  26. This sounds interesting. I'd love to try this myself. Thanks for sharing dear!
    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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    1. Let me know how you are getting on with it!

      x Lisa

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  27. These are some great tips! I never knew how beneficial this could be for my hair! Thanks for sharing.
    xx Jenifer
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  28. I've been curious if this worked. I'm gonna try it out.
    Sounds like it would be perfect for getting your skin ready for summer!

    Lyndi
    www.stylecalling.com

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  29. Oooh I've been curious about this! Thanks for sharing! Also, loving your succulents!

    cabin twenty-four

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  30. Wow! I've never heard of this before but I'm definitely going to give it a try! Thank you for this, Lisa! :)

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  31. I have a dry brush but don't use it very often. I had no idea it had this many benefits! I need to incorporate it into my routine! Thanks for sharing. This post was so helpful.

    xo, Maria
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Thank you! xx