Have you heard of Dry Brushing? It’s an ancient technique but was new to me. It’s da’ bomb for your skin!
Benefits of Dry Brushing
Basically dry brushing involves using a natural, firm bristle brush to brush over your skin typically before a shower. The benefits are amazing.
- Exfoliates your skin–It clears out dead skin, unclogging your pores and allowing it to breathe. You will notice softer skin that stays that way.
- Stimulates your lymphatic system–Your lymphatic system is responsible for eliminating cellular waste products. Hundreds of miles of lymphatic tubules allow waste to be collected from your tissues and transported to your blood for elimination, a process referred to as lymphatic drainage. When your lymphatic system is not working properly, waste and toxins can build up and make you sick. Lymphatic congestion is a major factor leading to inflammation and disease. By stimulating your lymphatic system and helping it release toxins, dry brushing is a powerful detoxification tool.
- Increases circulation–Dry brushing stimulates your blood circulatory system furthering the elimination of metabolic waste.
- Reduces cellulite–Dry brushing may help to soften hard fat deposits below the skin while distributing fat deposits more evenly. This may help to diminish the appearance of cellulite.
- Energizes you–Dry brushing is invigorating, so don’t do it before bed.
What Kind of Brush to Use
A natural bristle brush is recommended particularly with a long handle to reach your feet and back easily. I bought this dry brush on Amazon. They are inexpensive and last forever.
For delicate areas, this facial brush is ideal. It’s also a good one to travel with, but you can also buy one without a handle for travel.
Be sure to keep your dry brush DRY, but you can certainly clean it periodically using water and a mild soap. Let it dry completely before using it.
How to Dry Brush
Dry brushing can take as little as 2 minutes up to 10 minutes depending on how many strokes you do on each area.
- Start with the bottoms of your feet and using long, slow strokes. Brush in one direction–toward the heart. Brush all sides of your feet and move up to your legs.
- Brush your hands and arms next. Don’t scrub–brush in one direction always towards the heart. Your lymphatic system drains toward the heart.
- You may want to switch to a softer brush to brush your abdomen, back, chest, and face. Or you can simply lighten up on your pressure and not dry brush your face at all.
- Don’t dry brush your genitals, breasts or any area that is irritated or has varicose veins.
- Your skin should look pink and feel tingly, but not red or stinging.
- Jump in the shower or tub and using a mild soap like the one I make here followed by a healthy body lotion like this one.
The first time you try it, go easy. After a couple of times you will adjust to the right amount of pressure to apply. Don’t share a dry brush with anyone. Every person needs their own.
You don’t have to dry brush every day, but you will find that you will get HOOKED! It feels so good.
Here’s your simple change for the day: Try Dry Brushing for your skin and for your health!
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