Do you dry brush?
Itâ€™s a practice Iâ€™ve done on and off, but Iâ€™ve been more consistent about it lately. And it has to do with a unconventional step in my routine.
I apply this body oil before I dry brush.
Oil massage (from the feet up) is an Ayurvedic practice thatâ€™s gotten more popular, along with tongue scraping and oil pulling.
And it’s become one that I’m treating myself to more and more.
I follow up the oil with this dry brush, starting at my feet and brushing up in circular strokes. I find that the oil makes the dry brushing less painful and more like a massage. It also helps the oil sink in better into the skin as well as improving circulation and minimizing cellulite on my skin.
Sahajan’s ritual body oil is expensive ($55), but I apply it lightly. A 100 mL bottle has gotten me through about 15 dry brushes, it smells heavenly, and it didn’t cause any reactions to my sensitive skin. If it’s out of your budget, I recommend this oil or this one.
After Iâ€™m done dry brushing, I like to let the oil sink into my skin for a few more minutes. Iâ€™ll continue my evening ritual with washing my faceÂ (with this brush) and massaging this mask (with a few drops of this oil) on. I finish up my Ayurveda-express routine with a scalp massage with this tool.
A quick shower, pajamas, and Iâ€™m usually fast asleep within minutes of my head hitting the pillow.
I should probably do this routine more. Like, every day.
Which means I should get another bottle ofÂ this body oil.