Dry skin brushing is a way to stimulate and exfoliate the skin. There are thought to be many benefits of dry brushing your skin, such as energizing the lymphatic system to rid the body of toxins. It can also help to reduce the appearance of cellulite and increase circulation. The massaging effect that dry brushing has on the skin can also help reduce inflammation, improve organ function, and increase energy levels.
Dry Skin Brushing can:
- Reduce Cellulite
- Reduces Inflammation
- Enhances Blood Flow
- Improves Organ Function
- Gives Higher Energy Levels
- Improves Immune Health
- Exfoliate and Detoxes the Skin
Dry brushing exfoliates the skin by using natural fibers to remove dead skin and help the body eliminate toxins through the pores more easily and leave your skin smoother and softer than before. It can also help you relax as it is a form of massage.
Massage with a dry brush can temporarily improve the appearance of cellulite when practiced on the affected area. Dry brushing can stimulate the lymphatic system, which is responsible for fighting infections by filtering fluids through the lymph nodes and releasing toxins through your pores by sweating them out.
How to Dry Brush
- Start at your feet and brush upward.
- Use small strokes upward or work in a circular motion.
- For your stomach, brush in a clockwise direction.
- Do not brush too hard, or too soft. A medium pressure is best.
- Use a medium-soft natural fiber bristle brush with soft bristles.
Is Dry Skin Brushing Safe?
Dry Skin Brushing is safe and non-invasive and can bring the majority of people many benefits. However, if you suffer from eczema, psoriasis, or have sensitive skin, then dry brushing might not be for you. You should also avoid dry brushing areas of the skin that are irritated or injured as brushing over those areas could cause irritation and invite unwanted bacteria to the area leading to possible infection.
If you are unsure if dry brushing is safe for you, please consult with your doctor before trying.
How Does it Work?
Dry brushing is fast and easy! You will need a brush with natural fiber; these can be found with coarse or soft bristles. We recommend using a brush with softer bristles making it safe to use daily and on all parts of your body. A brush with a long handle is also recommended as it will help you reach your back and other hard areas.
For about 10 minutes a day, dry brush your entire body, starting at your feet and moving up the body in a large circular motion. Start off with light pressure and increase the pressure as you get used to it. It’s best to dry brush before showering as this preps the dry skin to be fully removed.
Once out of the shower, use a moisturizer for your skin to keep it feeling soft and smooth. After your dry brushing routine, you should feel more energetic, and your body’s lymphatic system will get to work releasing harmful toxins through your pores and improve blood flow. It is important that you rinse and clean your brush regularly and make sure you store it in someplace dry in order to prevent mildew or bacteria.
If you have normal skin without any contraindications, there is no reason not to try dry brushing. You have nothing to lose and many possible benefits to gain.