If you like to take care of your skin, chances are you’ve at least heard about dry brushing. Thanks to the wellness movement, dry brushing is more popular than ever but it’s actually been practiced for centuries in many different areas around the world.
Dry brushing is a form of exfoliation that many believe is the key to more youthful and beautiful skin. But are these claims true? Let’s take a closer look at what dry brushing actually is, its potential benefits, and how you can start doing it!
What Exactly Is Dry Brushing?
Before we dive into all the potential benefits of dry brushing it’s important to first explain what it is. In short, dry brushing is what it sounds like. You apply a brush (typically a firm brush with natural bristles) to your skin and gently massage the brush in upward motions.
First, we want to emphasize that as of right now, “there is little scientific evidence to support the benefits of dry brushing,” says Healthline. That said, the source continues that there is anecdotal evidence. With that in mind, let’s take a look at all the potential benefits of dry brushing.