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Should you add dry brushing to your body care routine?

By on February 13, 2021 0 116 Views

Dry brushing, as the name suggests, includes using a “natural, hard bristle brush to stroke and exfoliate your body”, mentioned Dr Geetika Mittal, a dermatologist.

This skincare step is perfect for winters as it not only exfoliates the skin but also improves the effectiveness of the products you apply after dry-brushing. In fact, as per Healthline, “Dry brushing is a type of Ayurvedic medicine that has been around for centuries.”

Below, check out the many benefits of dry brushing, as shared by Dr Mittal on Instagram.

There are no specific rules, and you can “either dry brush pre- or post-shower.” She suggested using a non-toxic soap and “gently making long sweeping motions towards the centre of your body, i.e. the heart.”

Begin at the feet and gradually move upward in long, wide circular motions with light hand pressure. Apply more pressure on areas where you have thick skin such as the sole of your feet. “Over your abdomen, brush in circular motions,” she suggested, adding “brush over each area 5-6 times”.

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