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What Is Dry Brushing & What Benefits Does It Offer?

Dry brushing is a relatively simple skincare solution, as the name implies. All you need is a long-handled brush with tough bristles, which is used to slough off dead skin cells and uncover the glowing, supple skin underneath.

While many people swear by this process, which is becoming more and more popular at many luxury day spas, there is a lot of misinformation surrounding it. Understanding the benefits of dry brushing, as well as its limitations, will help you decide whether it’s a good option for you.

Dry Brushing Is Ideal for Exfoliation

Dry brushing is just one of many exfoliation methods at your disposal. While chemical exfoliants work by dissolving the rough outer layer of skin, dry brushing removes old skin cells manually. It also helps increase blood flow to the skin, which can create a healthy, pleasing glow. While temporary, many people enjoy the pinkened, plumped-up appearance of skin directly after dry brushing.

Dry brushing is also good for removing debris that has become trapped in your pores. When pores are clogged with oils, skin cells, and makeup, break outs and irritation are more likely to occur.  Just a word of caution if you have sensitive skin; dry brushing might make redness and swelling worse for some people.

How to Dry Brush for Better Skin

If you believe dry brushing would be a beneficial addition to your skincare regimen, it’s important that you take the right approach. You should use a light touch when brushing to prevent damage, such as microscopic cuts and scratches on the skin. Taking a shower after a dry brush session is good for rinsing away the now removed dead skin cells.

If you plan on dry brushing your face, use one brush for that area and another brush for your body. Facial skin tends to be more sensitive, so you should use a softer bristled brush on this area. In terms of frequency, once or twice a week is usually sufficient.

How to Expand You Exfoliation Options

Hale Cosmeceuticals offers a variety of chemical peels that safely and effectively remove dead skin. If you have concerns about sensitive skin, we also provide peels with lactic acid, which is considered a mild exfoliating treatment.

Learn more helpful tips to maintain healthy skin. You can also call 1-800-951-7005 for more information or to place an order.

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