There are so many great things you can do to improve the health and appearance of your butt (and your skin in general) – from diet and exercise, to using only the highest-quality natural products. But what about dry brushing? This is arguably one of the most effective beauty must-do’s you can incorporate into your daily routine, yet this old-world habit is criminally underused.
Here are some of the compelling benefits of dry brushing your skin.
Dead Skin Cells: Be Gone!
Dry brushing sloughs off dead skin cells and unclogs your pores, which is key. Up to a third of your body’s toxins are eliminated through your skin – in the form of blemishes and even sweat. Washing your skin helps, of course, but dry brushing to exfoliate beforehand clears the path for cleansers and other skin-penetrating products to do their work. If you’re going to spend your hard-earned money on the best for your bottom – including Massk® products – get the biggest bang for your buck and dry brush before you use them.
Give Your Dermis a Jolt
Dry brushing stimulates the dermis or the “true” skin, which lies just below the top outer layer (or epidermis) – this is where the nerve endings, capillaries, sweat glands, and other dermal structures reside. This stimulation increases blood circulation, and wakes up your lymphatic system to do its job of transporting various fluids and strengthening the heart and immune system.
Beautiful to Hold and Behold
A regular regimen of dry brushing improves your skin’s texture, making it softer and smoother. Your skin will also look healthier and even-toned as a result of surface impurities being brushed away and the dermis being stimulated, which leads to increased blood flow and oxygenation. That rosy glow is evidence that it’s paying off!
Some Do’s and Don’ts of Dry Brushing
- Pick the right brush. If the bristles are too stiff, you may not use it regularly or properly. If it’s too prickly for your chest area, look for a brush with softer bristles.
- Don’t be afraid to use your brush on your whole body (excluding sensitive areas). Start with your outer arms, legs, and butt.
- Use a circular motion with enough force that you can feel it, but not so much that it’s uncomfortable. You may opt for a brush with stronger bristles during this break-in period.
- Some peeling may occur within the first couple of weeks; this is normal if you’ve never dry brushed your skin before. It’s actually a good sign that your new habit is working as your skin gives it up!
- Your skin will likely become more dry than usual; again, this is a normal effect of sloughing off your dead skin on a regular basis. Hydrate and moisturize as necessary.
- Some women dry brush a few times a week, while some do it every day. Find the right balance, but don’t skip!
- Keep your brush clean. Shake it out and clean the sloughed skin from the bristles using your hand. Wash it with soap and water as needed (but don’t submerge it), and let it air-dry. If the bristles become damaged or bent from use, invest in a new brush.
Within the first month or so of dry brushing, you should be able to see and feel a significant difference in your skin. The tone, texture and color should show noticeable improvements. And you may very well feel a genuine enhancement in your overall health!
Remember that your skin is your body’s largest organ, so it needs lots of TLC! So, be sure to give yours a healthy boost and prep it by dry brushing. Then, reap the maximum benefits of Massk’s Butt Cheek Cleanser, followed by Massk’s Bamboo Charcoal Butt Cheek Mask, and finish off with Massk’s “Rump Plumper” Butt Cheek Lotion. Your booty will thank you!