As some of you may already know, I am a huge advocate of not only loving yourself, but treating yourself right and keeping yourself up. Aside from periodic exfoliation, I’ve tried getting into skin brushing before but never found using a regular body brush to be quite as effective as one can only move their hand in a circular motion for so long.
If you’re unaware, there are many benefits to skin brushing:
1. Stimulate Your Lymphatic System
In your body, your lymphatic system is the system responsible for eliminating cellular waste products. Hundreds of miles of lymphatic tubules allow waste to be collected from your tissues and transported to your blood for elimination, a process referred to as lymphatic drainage.
When your lymphatic system is not working properly, waste and toxins can build up and make you sick. Lymphatic congestion is a major factor leading to inflammation and disease. By stimulating your lymphatic system and helping it release toxins, dry skin brushing is a powerful detoxification aid.
Dry skin brushing removes dead dry skin, improving appearance, clearing your clogged pores, and allowing your skin to “breathe.”
3. Increase Circulation
When you dry brush your skin, it increases circulation to your skin, which encourages the elimination of metabolic waste.
4. Reduce Cellulite
Dry skin brushing may help to soften hard fat deposits below the skin while distributing fat deposits more evenly. This may help to diminish the appearance of cellulite.
Dry brushing is also said to help reduce cellulite by removing toxins that may break down connective tissue, although some believe the effect is temporary (and mostly a result of skin become more plump and swollen after brushing).1 The Huffington Post reported:2
“When we’d heard dry skin brushing was an effective method for reducing cellulite, we knew we had to include it in our anti-cellulite road test. Sure enough, it was indeed one of the more successful ways to smooth away less-than-perfect spots on your legs.”
5. Stress Relief
The act of dry brushing has been described as meditative (especially if you do it in a quiet space) and may reduce muscle tension, calm your mind, and relieve stress. Many compare it to a light whole-body massage.
6. Improve Digestion and Kidney Function
Dry skin brushing may go even deeper, helping to support your digestion and organ function. According to one skin care and spa expert:3
“…many naturopathic doctors use dry brushing to help with bloating because massaging the lymph nodes helps the body shed excess water and toxins. One of the immediate effects of dry brushing is smoother skin, but it can also help improve digestion, kidney function, and more.”
7. It’s Invigorating
Many people become “addicted” to dry skin brushing (in a good way) because it simply feels so good. Along with glowing and tighter skin, regular dry skin brushers report feeling invigorated after a quick session.
I’ve just received my spin brush from Vanity Planet and wanted to show you all what you get with this product with a review. I received the “strawbery ice” or pink color – there are different colors to choose from, but I of course has to go with the MHB color.
The package is very light and small, so do not expect a large kit that will take up too much space in your bathroom. For the price, (with the MHB discount) it’s definitely worth a purchase just given the amount of product alone that you get. Typically when I’ve owned spin brushes in the past, you’ve had to purchase the different disposable exfoliating clothes or brushes separately, so I love that with this, various sizes for different areas of the body are included.
You WILL have to purchase batteries however as they are not included in the product. You need 4 AA batteries just as a heads up, so if you don’t have any, be sure to get some before your product as arrived.
Because there are many different detachable heads to this device, you will find that there is no “click on” or “snap on” feature to the attachment. So the extensions do come off quite easily if you’re a bit rough with them. However, it is advised to to press down so abrasively with the product as the brushes are meant to issue a light exfoliation, so be very delicate with this.
What I like most about this product is the size of the body brush and the fact that there is a pumice stone extension. I LOVE exfoliating my feet and heel with that extension, it keeps my feet incredibly soft.
There’s not much else to say other than if you’re looking for a good exfoliating brush at an affordable price, this is definitely the way to go.