How To: Dry Brush




Dry brushing is a relatively quick and health promoting activity you can easily add to your routine. It takes an extra 5 (or less) minutes, and you can choose to do it just a couple times a week and still see benefits!


How To: Start brushing at the feet and move up the legs towards your torso. Brush a few times on each spot with firm pressure, but it should not hurt. The skin will be slightly pink but it shouldn't sting or turn your skin red. Move to the arms next, starting at the hands and moving up toward your armpit, being sure to brush the armpits as well Then move to your stomach, brushing in a circular clockwise direction. At your chest, brush down toward the breast, being gentle here. Brush your back. Skip your face, unless you have a brush with softer bristles. Be sure to shower once you are done to remove the dead skin cells and then apply an oil and/or lotion to the body. Use a good quality lotion because what you put on your skin will enter the bloodstream and eventually becomes a part of you.

Benefits:

There are many benefits to dry brushing. A few of them are:

  • Exfoliates the skin - dry brushing removes dead skin cells, renews the skin and unclogs the pores

  • It improves the skins texture and softens the skin

  • Dry brushing can improve the blood circulation in your body

  • It stimulates the lymphatic system, your body's drainage and elimination system, getting rid of toxins in the body

  • It's invigorating (especially when done first thing in the morning), and a stress reducer

Final Points:

Use a firm, natural bristle brush

Brush first thing in the morning, every day if you can, or at least a couple times a week


Give it a try and you will see and feel the benefits!