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Discover the transformational benefits of dry body brushing

I don't know about you, but I love a good body scrub, and the practice of dry brushing is an incredible way to shed dead skin and stimulate circulation.

Discover the transformative benefits of dry body brushing with our comprehensive guide on the 'Why & How' of this ancient self-care practice. Explore step-by-step instructions on how to properly perform dry body brushing, including choosing the right brush, understanding brush strokes, and incorporating it into your skincare routine. So lets start with why should you start dry brushing?

The practice of dry brushing has been used for centuries as a natural way to exfoliate and detoxify the body. It also stimulates circulation by increasing the rate at which your lymphatic system drains. This helps get rid of toxins that may be lingering in your body, making way for healthier cells and organs. Exfoliation Dry brushing helps to remove dead skin cells, clear pores, prevent acne, blackheads and ingrown hairs, as well as help maintain overall health. Stimulate Circulation Dry brushing stimulates circulation in your skin. This increases blood flow to the surface of your skin—a process known as “microcirculation”—which brings oxygen-rich nutrients to your cells. This can improve the texture and appearance of your skin by making it softer and brighter while also reducing redness. Brushing the Lymph & Cellulite Reduction The lymphatic system is the body's drainage system. It helps to remove toxins from the body and is responsible for reducing cellulite. Yes cellulite! That awful looking toxic tissue that collects water and fat in little clumps on your tummy and thighs! This is because the lymphatic system transports fat cells and other debris into your blood stream, then carries that stuff away when you sweat or get a massage. Brushing your skin helps stimulate this process by increasing blood flow to that area of skin, which in turn triggers an enzyme called lipase (what breaks down fat). So what does all this mean? If you’re looking for a way to improve the appearance of your skin—and who isn’t?—dry brushing may just be a good start! So how do you dry brush correctly? Use a natural stiff-bristled brush, preferably one that still feels gentle on the skin. Begin dry brushing your feet, one at a time, then work your way up your legs from ankle to thigh. Spend some extra time on the top outer thigh where cellulite is prevalent to stimulate the area. Move to your hands, fingers, and palms and up the arms to your elbows. After finishing your arms brush across the tops of your shoulders and back of the neck. Your chest is a sensitive area, so brush lightly across, avoiding breasts and nipples. Continue to the solar plexus brushing in small circles, from the right side to the left. On the abdomen, brush in a clockwise direction to stimulate the colon and assist in reducing fat in the area. Transfer to your right hip and waist area, brushing hard in small circles to stimulate the fat cells. Repeat on the left side. Finally move to the back, beginning at the top of your shoulders, working back and forth, down to the top of your legs.

Boheme body oil and dry brush

Be careful to avoid sensitive area, especially moles and broken skin, as brushing may cause them to bleed. Also avoid brushing your face. Once you have finished dry brushing take a shower to remove the dead skins cells. Massage our luxurious Bohème Body Oil into damp skin to provide long lasting moisture & hydration. It may further assist with reducing cellulite by boosting circulation and flushing toxins from the body.

Dry brushing is simple, cost-effective, and a common sense approach to minimising the effects of ageing. It only takes a few minutes and should be done at least once a week. Your body will thank you!


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