Dry Body Brushing
Have you heard of this simple and effective Ayuverdic tradition?
What is it? Dry body brushing is exactly as it sounds - massaging dry skin using a firm brush and circular motion.
What are the benefits? Dry body brushing is believed to improve circulation, remove dead skin cells, aid lymphatic drainage and keep your skin smooth all over. As we get older our skin becomes less efficient at shedding layers of dead skin cells. Using a dry body brush helps to exfoliate these dead skin cells away, and prepare the skin to absorb the ingredients and hydration from body creams and lotions more effectively.
How exactly do you dry body brush? The ideal time to dry body brush is just before you get in the shower as you will want to wash away the skin cells that have been lifted. As the ritual can be quite energising, we would recommend doing it as part of your morning routine.
Starting from your feet, work your way up the body using a circular motion. Start softly and build up pressure as and where it feels good. Remember to keep it gentle - the brushing should never be abrasive to the skin. Be extra mindful when brushing around the chest and décolletage as the skin in this area is more delicate than the rest of the body.
After brushing, rinse your skin as normal, and follow by hydrating your skin all over. Applying our Earth and Grace body butter or lotion is the perfect last step in this ritual, ensuring that the hydration now readily absorbed in the skin, contains the highest quality, natural ingredients.