Dry brushing is invaluable in helping with so many issues, but especially detoxing. The practice of brushing the skin daily with a soft but firm brush is essential not only during a detox but everyday. It boosts circulation, sweeps away dead skin cells, stimulates the lymph nodes, improves digestion, improves the appearance of cellulite, and helps the cells and body in general remove waste. It also acts as a shot of espresso to your body! We recommend dry brushing in the morning, rather than before bed because of its energizing qualities.
Coconut Oil and Dry Brush Method
Dry brushing combined with coconut oil is one of the most popular methods for reducing the appearance of cellulite. After a hot shower, while the pores are still open, apply coconut oil head to toe. Start at your feet and brush upward towards the heart. The chest area is where the lymph system drains. Similarly, when you start on your arms, begin at the hands and work upward. Use firm, small strokes upwards, or work in a circular motion. For the stomach, work in a counterclockwise pattern. Harsh exfoliation is never the point; be sure not to press too hard, or use too-stiff of a brush.
Look for Quality
Just like anything else, it's important to do research when looking for a Dry Brush & Coconut Oil. Dry Brushes can come in all different shapes, lengths and bristles - but quality is crucial for your skin! When choosing a brush, look for soft bristles that aren't harsh on skin and an arched design so you're able to get all areas of your skin with ease -we don’t want to break the skin! Conscious Coconut's Dry Brush is uniquely arched and made from Fair Trade vegan bamboo. We carefully selected Sisal bristles - an all natural aloe plant from Mexico to ensure soft but effective strokes. These bristles are firm but gentle to boost your results.
When choosing a coconut oil - it's important to choose the highest quality to retain all of the benefits. You want to find an oil that is cold-pressed to ensure it's powerful properties are in tact without the use of heat or machinery. Making sure it is virgin, USDA organic certified and knowing it's origin is also crucial. Our Coconut Oil is Fair Trade Certified, USDA Organic, hand-pressed, virgin and has 4x the antioxidants of average oil because of our pure extraction techniques.
How to Get Started on This Self-Love Practice
Dry brushing with coconut oil is the natural way to simplify your skincare routine with two simple steps. Whether you are looking for an anti-aging treatment, have dry skin, sensitive skin, and so on - dry brushing is the missing step in your skincare routine to achieve that healthy, natural year-round glow! All you need to start on this at-home spa treatment is a Bamboo Dry Brush and Conscious Coconut Oil! We curated our Home Bath Bundle with everything you need to allow yourself to take time out of your busy day and truly make self love a routine!