What is dry brushing or dry brushing and why do it before a sauna session?

¿Que es el cepillado en seco o dry brushing y por qué hacerlo antes de una sesión de sauna?

Dry brushing, also known as dry brushing, is a skin exfoliation technique performed with a brush with natural bristles (filaments) and is being adopted by many celebrities such as Miranda Kerr, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston. This practice is becoming more and more popular due to its benefits for the skin, circulation and the lymphatic system.

  • Restore your natural energy: Ionic dry brushing, with bronze bristles (we will see it later in the article) allows us to neutralize the negative effects of modern technology on our body and helps to recover our natural energetic state.

  • Reduces cellulite: Dry brushing helps distribute fat deposits that are in the subcutaneous layer, which can reduce the appearance of cellulite.

  • Accelerates lymphatic drainage: The movement of brushing stimulates the lymphatic system, which can help remove toxins and pathogens from the body more effectively.

  • Improves the appearance of skin: By removing dead skin and unclogging pores, dry brushing can improve the appearance of skin, leaving it radiant and revitalized.

  • Prevents stretch marks and varicose veins: By improving blood circulation, dry brushing can help prevent the formation of stretch marks and varicose veins.

  • Preps skin for treatments: Dry brushing can help prepare skin for subsequent treatments, allowing the active ingredients in your creams and oils to penetrate the skin more effectively.

You will be interested to know that by combining dry brushing with a sauna session, the benefits are enhanced. Before a sauna session, dry brushing can be a great way to prepare your skin for the detoxification and relaxation that a sauna provides.

Every how many days can you do body dry brushing?

Dry brushing is a technique that can be performed safely and effectively every day. However, some people may prefer to do it less frequently, such as two or three times a week. The frequency will depend on each person and how sensitive their skin is to dry brushing. If your skin is more sensitive, one session a week will be enough to remove all toxins from your skin.

It is important to remember that dry brushing should not cause pain or irritation to the skin, so start with short, gentle sessions and gradually increase the intensity and duration as the skin adjusts.

How do you use a dry brush?

Dry brushing should be done on dry skin before entering the sauna or shower. To begin with, you should choose a brush with soft, natural bristles, and make sure that your skin is dry and free of moisture or sweat.

It is recommended to start with the feet and legs, brushing upwards towards the heart. Then, you should continue with the abdomen and chest, brushing in circular movements. Finally, the arms and hands should be brushed, again with upward movements towards the heart.

It is important not to brush too hard to avoid skin irritation, and always make sure not to brush over sensitive or inflamed areas (wounds, cuts, irritated skin or sunburn). After brushing, you can enter the sauna to enjoy its benefits more effectively.

Do I have to get in the shower to brush?

It's not necessary to get in the shower, but it's a good idea to do it in a space where you can brush up any dead skin that comes off during the process.

It is important to bear in mind that dry brushing sessions should be performed on dry skin before taking a shower or bath, so that the water does not reduce the effectiveness of brushing.

When is the ideal time for a dry brushing session?

The ideal time to dry brush is before taking a shower or a sauna session, since the skin is dry and can be worked on better. It is important to note that dry brushing should not be done on wet skin, as it can irritate the skin and cause damage.

Therefore, it is advisable to do it in the morning, before taking a shower and starting the day with energy and vitality, or in the evening, before a sauna session to relax and prepare the skin for the benefits of the sauna. The important thing is to do it regularly to obtain the best results, but without exceeding the frequency (it depends on the sensitivity of your skin, as we have said before), since the skin needs time to regenerate and should not be over-exfoliated.

Should I replace my old scrub?

Not necessarily. Dry brushing does not completely replace the benefits of a good body scrub. Both practices can be helpful in keeping the skin smooth and healthy. Dry brushing primarily focuses on improving circulation and the removal of toxins through the skin, while exfoliants can be helpful in treating problem areas.

In summary, dry brushing is a complementary practice that can improve the health and appearance of your skin, but does not necessarily completely replace other skin products or treatments.

What products should I use afterwards?

After dry brushing and your sauna or shower session, it is important to moisturize your skin properly for best results. You can opt for natural products such as essential oils, body oils, body butters, among others. These products will help hydrate and nourish the skin while protecting it from dryness and other environmental factors.

It is advisable to choose products that are suitable for your skin type and preferably organic or natural to avoid the use of harmful chemicals.

Can I brush my face with a dry brush?

Brushing the face with natural bristle brushes is not recommended as facial skin is much more delicate than body skin and can be easily irritated. Instead, you can use special facial brushes designed for the most delicate facial skin, which usually have softer, more flexible bristles.

It is also important to note that you should not brush your facial skin too frequently as it can cause irritation or even damage the skin.

Learn the secrets of bronze ionic dry brushing

Ionic dry brushing is a variation of dry brushing, but using a brush with bronze bristles. This type of brush helps to restore the body's energy and balance the natural electrical field that is affected by exposure to electro-magnetism in the modern environment.

Brushing with this brush helps generate negative ions that remove positive ions that make us feel tense and fatigued, and contribute to health problems. By using the brush, we can experience a sensation of well-being similar to being on the beach or in a forest surrounded by nature. It is an easy way to remove electromagnetic pollution from the body and improve health and mood.

In addition, due to the use of bronze, this ionic brush enhances the benefits of a normal dry brush: it removes more dead skin cells, increases blood and lymphatic circulation, promotes cell renewal and helps the body detoxify naturally.

How do you clean a dry brush?

Keeping your body brush clean is essential to prevent the accumulation of dead skin cells, oil and dirt on your body. It is recommended to clean it at least once a week to prolong its useful life. To clean it, follow these three easy steps:

Step 1: Dip the brush in warm water and apply a neutral soap. Scrub the natural bristles well to make sure you get the entire surface of the brush clean.

Step 2: Rinse the brush under hot water until no suds remain. Rub the bristles with your hands to remove any soap residue.

Step 3: It is essential to dry the brush completely to prevent mold and damage to the brush. Use a cotton towel to remove excess moisture and allow the brush to air dry in a well-ventilated area. Make sure it dries completely as quickly as possible to prevent moisture buildup.

By following these steps, your toothbrush will always be clean and ready to use.

How does a sauna benefit me after a dry brushing session?

Dry brushing before a sauna session is especially beneficial because it removes dead skin cells before you sweat , allowing for even more toxins to be released.

By using the sauna after dry brushing, you are creating a self-care routine that can help improve your overall health and well-being. Also, by being relaxed and refreshed after your sauna session, you're more likely to feel more motivated to maintain healthy habits in other aspects of your life, such as diet and exercise.

Do you dare to try dry brushing and then a sauna session?

In conclusion, dry brushing or dry brushing is a simple and effective technique to exfoliate the skin and keep it healthy and radiant. Also, combined with the sauna, it can provide additional health benefits such as better blood circulation and stress reduction.

If you want to maximize the benefits of sauna and dry brushing, consider using our infrared sauna blanket. The sauna blanket emits far infrared rays that penetrate the skin, helping to eliminate toxins and improve blood circulation. Additionally, the sauna blanket can help reduce inflammation and pain in the body, and is a great option for people who don't have access to a traditional sauna or prefer a more portable and convenient option.

The key to seeing the best results is to be consistent with practice, as it is not a quick fix or magic tool. It may be beneficial in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle, including a healthy diet and regular exercise.
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