Forget the doctor’s office: The easiest path to fewer colds, reduced cellulite, and softer skin can be found in your bathroom. Dedicating a few minutes to dry skin brushing before your shower can dramatically improve your lymphatic system’s circulation; it will also exfoliate dead skin to help products work better. Here, Beautycounter’s Head of Creative Design Christy Coleman walks us through the technique she swears by.
Improves immune system
The lymphatic system is a one-way highway that transports lymph (a clear liquid containing white blood cells) to regulate important functions like the immune system and waste removal. Unlike blood which flows throughout the body and is pumped by the heart, lymph moves only in one direction and has no pump. Dry skin brushing helps the process along: Stimulating the lymph can boost circulation and also your immune system. Always remember to brush towards your heart.
ReduceS the appearance of Cellulite
Dry brushing the skin massages the subcutaneous fat material in the body that dimples the skin; it’s also an entirely non-invasive approach. A win-win in our book.
Removes Dead Skin
Removing dead skin cells help your favorite products work best. Your lotions and oils will sink in deeper, meaning you’re getting the most bang from the products you love the most.