Dry brushing your skin is an easy process that has many benefits. Dry brushing your skin helps to unclog pores and excrete toxins that can become trapped in your skin. It works wonders at exfoliating your dead skin, it reduces cellulite, and it stimulates your lymphatic system.
Let’s first talk about the benefits of dry brushing then I will share how-to dry brush your skin.
Benefits of dry brushing your skin:
- Dry brushing unclogs pores excreting toxins that can become trapped in your skin. When you unclog your pores it helps your skins ability to absorb more nutrients. Your skin is your largest organ, dry brushing it promotes healthy skin that can breathe easily!
- Dry brushing exfoliates dead skin. It goes way beyond the loofah in your shower! The deep scrub that your skin receives will cause you to have soft smooth skin all of the time.
- Dry brushing helps to reduce cellulite. It helps to soften hard fat deposits below the skin while distributing fat deposits more evenly. This helps to diminish the appearance of cellulite.
- Dry brushing increases circulation. it increases circulation to your skin, which encourages the elimination of metabolic waste.
- Dry brushing stimulates your lymphatic system. Lymphatic congestion is a huge factor leading to inflammation and disease. Dry brushing stimulates your lymphatic system which helps it release toxins.
- Dry brushing can help reduce stress. I find that by taking the time to dry brush my skin before my shower reduces tension and calms my mind which certainly reduces and relieves my stress.
How-to dry brush your skin:
The only tool that you need to dry brush your skin is the brush! Purchase a natural not synthetic brush that has a handle for reaching all of your body. There are several dry brushes to choose from and most of them look and work great. This is the brush that I am currently using:
You will want to get naked and stand on a towel, shower, or surface that you are comfortable with catching your falling skin. Begin dry brushing at your feet and move in long circular sweeping motions toward your heart. Make sure to always brush toward your heart. Overlap as you go and brush several times in each area. Be gentle in your sensitive areas, I avoid dry brushing my varicose vein in my leg (ouch!).
Once you have dry brushed your entire body, hop in the shower. After my shower I always spray with magnesium oil then apply my homemade body butter.
Dry brush every day, twice a day is recommended. I do not always follow with a shower. If I don’t shower I just rub my skin with a warm washcloth, followed by moisturizer.
I hope that you are able to make dry brushing a part of your daily routine and that you enjoy all of the wonderful benefits that come from it!