Brush Your Way to a Better Sweat!

Dry brushing is all the rage!  Celebs, like Gwyneth Paltrow, are big supporters of this skincare routine for many reasons.  We don’t know about you, but brushing our skin didn’t sound all that appealing when we first heard about this craze.  However, dry brushing can be very beneficial for your skin’s appearance and overall health.  The act of dry brushing is very simple.  Usually before showering, using a natural bristle brush, one will brush the skin, starting from the feet and moving upward towards the heart.  This helps to eliminate the outer layer of dead skin on our bodies.  Not only that, this is a direct opening to our lymphatic system.  

 Photo via Goop.com

Photo via Goop.com

What the heck is a lymphatic system, you ask? The lymphatic system is a combination of tissue and organs that help rid the body of toxins.  Spreading lymph, a fluid containing white blood cells that fight infection, is the main focus of the lymphatic system.  So in other words, dry brushing will jumpstart your lymph into motion! This will aid in lymphatic drainage, which will help to eliminate toxins.  Some other benefits of dry brushing include:

1. Glowing Skin

Exfoliation leads to healthier skin.  Shedding the dead skin cells off of our bodies allows our skin to look refreshed and revived.  This is the first benefit that most people notice once he or she starts dry brushing.  Pair that with a few sweat sessions, and we will practically be summer beach goddesses!

2. Goodbye Cellulite!

Just like our sweat sessions, dry brushing helps with the appearance of cellulite.  There isn’t much evidence to support this claim about dry brushing, but many people who do this daily report having less cellulite.  So why not try it? Summer is just around the corner, you know!

3. Say No More to Body Acne

Eliminating dead skin cells and brushing over your pores can help remove dirt and acne-causing pollutants from the skin.  Dry brushing can improve everything from acne, to ingrown hairs! Do you hear that? It’s clear skin calling your name!

Pairing dry brushing in your morning routine along with weekly sweat sessions will definitely help to further eliminate toxins from the body.  Combining the two sounds like the ultimate detox, and we are here for it! You can purchase your own dry brush here: https://shop.goop.com/shop/products/skin-brush?taxon_id=610