What is dry brushing?
Dry brushing is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. A soft bristle brush gently swept across to the skin, usually prior to a shower or bath. You start at your feet and softly brush your skin towards your heart. Dry brushing is a way to manually exfoliate the skin and promote lymphatic drainage.
The benefits of dry brushing
When you dry brush you are helping to slough off dead skin cells and exfoliate the skin. As you move across the body you are helping to promote circulation and move lymph. This helps the skin, a major detox organ, function more effectively.
Dry brushing helps the body:
- Stimulate the lymphatic system to move waste & toxins
- Promote proper circulation
- Improve skin appearance – softer & firmer
- May help improve cellulite & stretch marks
- Reduces swelling
How to Dry Brush
To dry brush, start at your feet and use small, sweeping strokes and gently move upwards pushing towards the heart. Use light pressure. Dry brushing should never hurt or sting, even in sensitive areas. Light pressure is enough to stimulate blood flow and your lymphatic system. It is best to dry brush just before a shower or bath to help wash off the dead skin.
Here is a quick video tutorial on how to properly dry brush