JUST BRUSH IT OFF
Dry brushing is the thing to do these days, but what is it about this simple beauty trend that has gotten people so hyped up about their next shower? Let’s take a look at its benefits!
Read and reap the benefits of dry brushing.
We can guess the question that’s on the tip of your tongue. “What is dry brushing and why does it sound so painful?” Don’t worry. It’s just a method of brushing the skin in a particular pattern with a dry brush before your daily shower.
Typically, it involves brushing your body in firm, small strokes towards the heart, starting at the feet and hands, and moving towards your chest. At the stomach, use small, circular motions in a counter-clockwise pattern.
Aside from exfoliating, dry brushing offers a plethora of health benefits such as detoxing, boosting circulation, stimulating lymph nodes, and improving digestion and the appearance of cellulite.
Dry brushes come in all shapes and sizes. Long brushes allow you to reach hard-to-get spots like down the centre of your back; while shorter brushes with straps that fit your hand perfectly allow you to brush comfortably and easily.
All brushing should be done gently, and with care, as it should never damage or scratch the skin in any way. So, don’t press down too hard, and make sure to get a brush that’s suitable for your skin type. We recommend doing it for three to five minutes daily, before your shower, followed with your favourite body lotion after.
Now that you know all you need to about this easy beauty trend, here are some of our current favourites to help you on your way to a better body!
The nylon bristles come in undulating peaks to lift away dead skin for an immediate radiance boost. Opt for this form of gentle exfoliation before your skincare regime for the best results. Aveda Tulasāra Radiant Facial Dry Brush, RM199
It may be called dry brushing, but this extra-long handled brush can be used on both dry and wet skin. Just take it into the shower and use it with your favourite shower gel or bar soap. The Body Shop Long Handled Cactus Bath Brush, RM99
Bronze bristles made from real copper and zinc deliver ions straight to the skin, giving you an energy boost through increased metabolism. Living Libations Energy Brush, approximately RM200, www.livinglibations.com
This nifty brush’s jute bristles keep away those pesky ingrown hairs in your bikini area that we all hate so much. Bikini Dry Brush, RM90, www. capbeauty.com
The goat hair bristles give you the effect of a mini facelift when used in a circular motion over the chin, cheeks, nose and forehead. Karmameju Renew Face Brush, RM234, www.capbeauty.com
Those who need a gentler touch should take this brush with ultra-soft cactus sisal fibres for a spin! Aromatherapy Associates Polishing Body Brush, approximately RM140, www.net-a-porter.com n