When it comes to beauty tips and tricks, you’ll hear advice from every corner of the internet and all of your family members. Your mom will share her secret from the ‘80s, while your sister swears by the special cream her college roommate used in 2010. And today, we’re going to tell you one of our beauty tips: dry brushing.
If you’re new to dry brushing, welcome! Dry brushing is an approachable process to rid your body of dead skin and enhance blood circulation. As you can guess from the name, dry brushing is intended to be executed on dry skin with a dry brush, but what kind of brush? Look no further.
What Dry Brush Should I Use?
Experts recommend using a brush that is natural, has a nice handle, and has stiff bristles. We sourced our Dry Brush exactly with this in mind. Cait + Co’s Dry Brush is designed from natural palm bristles. Not to mention, we think this brush will look pretty lavish hanging in your bathroom.
Is Dry Brushing Good For Your Skin?
Although dry brushing has been used for many years as a method of exfoliation, we hope this new-to-you routine will help your skin feel even better. Below are a few common benefits of dry brushing.
- Promotes circulation
- Clean clogged pores
- Brush away dead skin
- Allergy-friendly exfoliation (no lotions or fragrances needed)
How to Use a Dry Brush
Unlike the crazy demands of some beauty routines (looking at you, vampire facials), dry brushing is a fairly easy process.
Again, as its name suggests, dry brushing is done before the shower and is a dry process. You’ll want to begin at your feet and work your way upwards in circular motions toward the heart.
It might feel a little funny to exfoliate without any moisture – especially if you’re used to scrubbing in the shower. If dry brushing ever becomes painful, simply apply less pressure. The trick is to find a balance between pressure – there should be enough to stimulate your body’s lymph and blood system – and comfort.
We’re confident dry brushing will become your new favorite thing and rightfully so! Just don’t overdo it: one to two times per week is the perfect amount as it gives your skin time to heal and regenerate between sessions.
What Should I Do After Dry Brushing?
To lock in the benefits of dry brushing, you’ll want to hop in the shower or bath to wash away any dead skin lingering on your body. After that, your skin will need some extra love in the form of moisture. We recommend applying a generous amount of Cait + Co’s Moisturizing Body Cream to keep the skin from drying out.
Dry brushing is a great way to take care of your skin from the comfort of home. Based on the benefits listed above, it’s safe to say that very few body-care options are as convenient and beneficial as dry brushing. So, if you’re looking for a fun, self-indulgent care option, this is the one to try!