Holistically beautiful with the brush massage
"You look good!" We all like to hear that. We're usually greeted like this when we're feeling really good, right? This is not surprising, because our well-being can be seen directly from our appearance. It would be nice if we could also reverse this effect. So a beauty ritual that has a positive effect on your whole body. Et voilá dry brushing.
This tried and tested treatment is good for you from head to toe. It gives you energy, stimulates blood circulation and drainage of lymph fluid. This strengthens the immune system and helps with all sorts of ailments. But this is a skin care blog. That's why we want to be very superficial for once and concentrate on the look: How does dry brushing conjure up beautiful skin? We will also look at how you can find the right tool and what you need to bear in mind when using it.
💡 Who invented it? No, not the Swiss... Dry brushing is an Ayurvedic healing method. In India, the Garshan massage was used for lymphatic drainage for thousands of years before it became popular in Europe in the 19th century.
Dry brushing invigorates the skin
The brush treatment revives tired skin. And not just because it gets the circulation going. The rough surface acts like a mechanical peeling on your skin. This refines the skin and makes it nice and soft. What you usually use a body scrub with coffee or sugar particles for can also be done without an extra cosmetic product. The bristles remove dead skin cells that make your skin look rough and sallow just as effectively. This means that dry brushing has several advantages.
- Stimulates blood circulation: The blood transports nutrients to the upper layers of the skin. The better this works, the faster wounds heal and skin cells regenerate.
- Tightens the connective tissue: The gentle pressure also stimulates the lower layers of the skin and the connective tissue. With regular use, even cellulite dents can be alleviated.
- Unclogs the pores: The peeling opens clogged pores that can lead to impurities on the décolleté and back. So bring on the off-the-shoulder tops!
- Thorough depilation: Regular peeling prevents ingrown hairs. In this way, the depilation is thorough and stubble-free.
- Even tan: Smooth skin takes on an even color. This leaves a flawless complexion whether you're celebrating bikini season or using a self-tanner.
Brush or massage glove?
You can easily integrate dry brushing into your daily care routine. If you think about how many packs of peeling you save in the long run, it's also super sustainable.Provided, of course, that you don't buy umpteen massage brushes and gloves to find the right tool, because the selection is large. So how do you find the right product?
🐷 Massage brushes with natural hair: Horse hair or pig bristles usually caress your skin here. Real hair brushes feel extremely pleasant on the skin. They apply gentle pressure without being scratchy. However, they are not vegan.
🌱 Massage brushes with plant fibers: The vegan alternative to natural hair usually consists of flax, sisal or agave fibers. However, they are significantly stronger. This is nothing for sensitive skin and it usually feels too harsh.
🌟 My recommendation: A massage glove made of vegan mixed fibres. It usually combines flax, sisal or linen with some cotton. This makes the glove gentle and effective at the same time. In addition, it adapts to the body shape. Personally, I use a 70% flax, 30% cotton massage glove.