The Hermit Body Brush is used to gently exfoliate, increase circulation, and stimulate lymphatic drainage. This energizing practice helps give you smooth and soft skin.
What is the Hermit Body Brush
The Hermit Body Brush is beautifully designed with a canvas strap and wooden base. This brush fits perfectly in the palm of your hand and is an easy addition to any beauty routine. The Hermit Body Brush is a unique tool that is used for a technique called “Dry Brushing”.
What is Dry Brushing
Dry Brushing is a practice that has been around for centuries. It is a type of traditional Ayurvedic Medicine, called Garshana. Garshana (or Dry Brushing) is an energizing practice that has many benefits!
Keep reading to learn about the benefits of Dry Brushing!
How to Use a Hermit Body Brush
Dry Brushing is a simple practice that can be easily added to your weekly routine. As the name suggests, make sure your skin is dry before starting.
Simply brush your skin repeatedly in short, brisk strokes, or in a circular motion. It is important to move inward and upwards, toward the direction of your heart. Many people suggest starting at your feet and working up the legs and torso, then moving to the hands and working up the arm, toward your heart center.
Try Dry Brushing before showering - this way you can rinse off any dry, dead skin. Afterwards, we recommend applying one of our Hermit Body Oils to hydrate the skin.
Precautions for Dry Brushing
When you first start Dry Brushing, begin with light pressure. As you get used to the practice you can increase pressure to what feels comfortable.
Be sure to avoid sensitive areas of the body, broken skin or other areas of irritations. Avoid brushing over any rashes, burns, cuts, lesions, or other wounds.
If you have very sensitive skin or skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis, you may want to first speak with a doctor before trying Dry Brushing.
Do not use the Hermit Body Brush on your face. Instead, try one of our many Face Tools!
- For exfoliation, we recommend the Hermit Konjac Spong
- To reduce puffiness and facial tension try the Hermit Gua Sha Tool
- To stimulate circulation and increase collagen production try the Hermit Face Cup
Benefits of the Hermit Body Brush
There are so many benefits to practicing Dry Brushing, including:
- Increases circulation
- Exfoliates skin
- Unclogs pores
- Stimulates the lymphatic system
- Helps plump skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite
- Reduces stress and aids in relaxation
- Soft, smooth skin and radiant glow
Dry Brushing Aftercare
Because of the exfoliating nature of Dry Brushing, it is important to rinse the skin and apply a moisturizer or body oil afterwards.
For a calming experience, try our Relaxing Body Oil with Lavender & Eucalyptus.
Or for a more revitalizing experience try our Soothing Body Oil with Bergamot and Ylang Ylang.
How Often Should You Use the Hermit Dry Brush
Depending on your skin type and sensitivity, you can practice Dry Brushing as little or as often as you like. Generally, we recommend 1-2 times per week.
Is Body Brushing Good for You?
Absolutely! Body Brushes help to exfoliate the skin, increase circulation, and stimulate lymphatic drainage. They can decrease the appearance of cellulite and will give you softer, smoother, and more radiant skin. Additionally, Body Brushing is a stress-relieving practice that can help with relaxation.
What is a Body Brush Used For?
A Body Brush is used for a practice called Dry Brushing. Dry Brushing is an energetic practice that helps to exfoliate the skin, increase circulation, and stimulate lymphatic drainage.
Can Body Brushing Help With Cellulite?
Body Brushing can help diminish the appearance of cellulite. While there is no scientific evidence that it can physically reduce or eliminate cellulite, it does temporarily reduce its appearance.
How Does Body Brushing Help Cellulite?
Body Brushing increases circulation and blood flow in the body and skin. This increased amount of blood flow causes temporary plumping up of the skin. This plumping effect makes cellulite less visible.
How to Body Brush Correctly
Making sure your skin is dry before starting, simply brush your skin repeatedly in short, brisk strokes, or in a circular motion. It is important to move inward and upwards, toward the direction of your heart. Starting at your feet, work your way up the legs and to the torso. Then move to the hands and work up the arm, toward your heart center.
How Often Should You Body Brush
We recommend using a Body Brush 1-2 times per week.
When to Use Dry Brush?
We recommend using your Dry Brush before showering. This way you can rinse off any dead skin cells that may be brushed off in the process.
Which Direction do You Body Brush?
When Dry Brushing, always brush up and inwards, towards your heart.