How to dry brush your skin and why it's so good 

The dry brushing technique has been present for thousands of years in the Ayurvedic routine for a youthful and healthy body.

How to dry brush your skin and why it's so good 

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Dry brushing stimulates circulation and reduces the visibility of cellulite, and can be easily performed at home.

The dry brushing technique has been present for thousands of years in the Ayurvedic routine for a youthful and healthy body. In addition to cosmetics, this technique has many health benefits, from strengthening the immune system to detoxifying the body:

- Removes dead cells
- Stimulates faster growth of new ones
- Leaves the impression of smooth and softer skin
- Stimulates circulation
- Reduces the visibility of cellulite, at least temporarily (although it can not permanently prevent its formation)

How to choose a brush?

A wooden brush with natural fibers can be found in several different shapes: oval or round that fits in a fist, with a short handle, or with a long handle for places that are harder to reach, and it is best to choose the one that is easiest to handle.

How to perform dry brushing?

With a natural fiber brush, brush the skin in a circular motion starting from the feet up, then the hands from the fists to the shoulders. Brush your back from top to bottom and your belly from bottom to top. Such brushing will direct the lymph towards the heart. You can also brush your face but use a smaller and gentler brush.

Be sure to avoid any wounds or scratches that could be further irritating. Dry brushing is best done before showering, and for even better results after treatment, take turns showering with warm and cold water. After showering, apply skincare lotion. 

How often should we do ‘dry brushing’?

People with sensitive skin can brush their skin twice a week, and if you have more tolerant skin, three, dermatologist Alicia Zalka advises, adding: ‘Don’t be too brisk and be even gentler on parts of the body with thinner skin, like the neck. And if you have a skin disease or notice that something appears after dry brushing, be sure to consult a dermatologist '.