Updated: May 11, 2018
Want to firm your redhead skin and get that circulation flowing? Try dry skin brushing.
Dry brushing is a practice that has been around for thousands of years. It is the process of actually brushing the skin using a bristle dry brush. It is a component of daily healthy living and used to promote detoxification, improve circulation, reduce the appearance of cellulite, stimulate the lymphatic system, and of course, expose supple, soft skin.
Here are four top tips to get started:
1. Buy a dry brush
Purchase a natural (non-synthetic) bristle brush with a long handle so you can reach all areas of your body.
2. Brush correctly
Use enough pressure to have pink skin afterward, but not so much that you are red or in pain. Typically a good dry brush routine can take anywhere from two minutes to twenty minutes.
3. Keep it up
How often should you dry brush? This really depends on your skin. Many experts recommend at least once or twice a week for optimal results.
4. Wash your brush after use
After dry brushing, gently scrub your brush with water and soap. Set it out to air dry. You can also soak the dry brush in a bowl filled with water and several drops of tea tree essential oil.
Turn to page 135 in the How to be a Redhead Beauty Book to read more on dry brushing & Rock it like a Redhead!