A few months ago I bought a spa package at Viva Day Spa that included a dry brush treatment (loved it). Ever since then, I have been hearing about dry brushing left + right. I decided to chat with Viva Day Spa manager, Michell Connor to get the low down on what dry brushing actually is + what it can do for me.
Dry brushing stimulates circulation, aids in lymphatic drainage + is a gentle exfoliate for the skin. They say 5 minutes of dry brushing is equivalent to 20 minutes of jogging as far as getting your circulation going. Helping the lymph system to detox can lessen the appearance of cellulite. Our skin sheds once every 28 days by dry brushing you help to remove the buildup of the dead dry skin + open your pores which leaves the skin with a healthy glow.
How often should someone do it?
You can dry brush once or more a day however, a few times a week is most common + is still very beneficial.
What tips do you have for dry brushing?
Remember to always dry brush towards your heart. This is the flow of your circulation + lymphatic system. Also dry brushing an entire body is done quickly, in fast milking or pumping strokes, and should take around 5 mins (You can take longer but it is not necessary).
What is something everyone should know before they dry brush?
You do not want to be so aggressive that you make your skin red but instead your skin should have a nice pink tone to it when you are finished.
Do you have a recommended brush or additional treatments?
I do not have one specific brand of dry brush to recommend as long as the handle is long enough for you to hold to be able to reach your entire body + it is a natural bristle brush.