We all have our sacred beauty rituals, and one of ours is dry brushing. If you haven’t already incorporated this into your daily routine we encourage you to try it, for at least 30 days. We can almost guarantee you’ll never go back!
You may be surprised to hear that the skin is your largest organ. It’s also one of the most important organs in the body, when it comes to daily detoxification. Think about it, when your body is filled with impurities or your experiencing imbalances your skin is the first to reflect this.
You see while dry brushing may improve the appearance of the skin, its benefits go far beyond skin deep.
Benefits of Dry Brushing
Lymphatic Support/Drainage: The lymphatic system is responsible for helping the body eliminate toxins and fight infections. When your lymphatic system is not functioning properly, toxins can build up and lead to inflammation and disease. Dry brushing stimulates the lymph circulation, which in turn helps the body to detoxify.
Exfoliation: This is the most immediate benefit of dry brushing. By running the firm bristled brush over your skin everyday, you remove dead skin cells and unclog pores. Your skin will look smoother and feel softer than ever before.
Reduce Cellulite: Some proponents say that dry brushing can reduce cellulite. Cellulite is an accumulation of toxicities in your body’s fat cells. By increasing the circulation to skin and breaking down toxins, some believe it can reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Stress Relief: You can dry brush your body for five to twenty minutes. By doing this first thing in the morning or after your (MDR) class, you set the precedent for a wonderful and healthy day. This sets aside time, even if it’s just five minutes, to focus solely on you. Not to mention, the repetitive process of dry brushing can be very soothing.
How to Dry Brush
Dry brushing should be done daily, preferably in the morning before you shower. Applying firm pressure, begin at your feet. Brush the bottom of your feet and work up your legs in long, smooth strokes. Always brush towards your heart! (This is best for circulation and your lymphatic system)
Repeat this process with the arms beginning with the palm of your hands and working your way towards the heart. Use the same process on your abdomen and back brushing towards your heart.
Tips & Tricks
- Brush before showering on dry skin.
- Shower to rinse off the dead skin, and follow with coconut oil or natural lotion.
- Be sure to use a natural bristle brush, we love this one!
- Your skin will be pink after, but it should not be red or sting.
- Never brush over inflamed skin, open wounds, or sunburns.