Friday, July 18, 2008

Japanese Dry Brushing

Dry brushing is a very popular method of exfoliation and detoxifying treatment done by most spa's. It was my favorite way to exfoliate clients when I worked at the spa. Here are some of the benefits:

  • It's super takes 1-2 minuets to do your whole body
  • It's cheap...a nice natural bristle brush is about $10. You can find them usually at health food stores
  • No need for messy body scrubs
  • Leaves your skin smooth
  • It stimulates circulation of blood (which promotes healing) and circulation of the lymph (which removes cellular waste)
  • With repeated use it can help the appearance of cellulite
  • Helps to reduce edema (water retention)

So this is how you do it. Your skin should be completely dry. I prefer to do it right before I take a shower:

  • Starting at your feet, lightly brush your skin toward your heart.
  • Use long strokes and brush over entire leg area. It may feel a little tingly but that is your skin being stimulated. Just be sure and use light strokes.
  • Switch and do the other leg.
  • Continue with entire body always brushing toward the heart.
  • Do not brush your face or neck. These area's are much too sensitive.

And that's it! Take a shower, rub some yummy lotion on and your skin is gorgeous! Try to do this every day and you will definitely see a difference in your skin.

1 Vintage Beauty Lovers Said...:

Johanna ("God's gracious gift" - Hebrew) said...

Thanks for the tip! I never knew this! Thank you for your prayers for my family! We all appreciate your prayers. Love you!

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