Dry brushing is a simple holistic technique that can be done at home right before you take a shower or bath. You simply take a natural dry brush and gently rub your skin in the direction of your heart.
There are four major benefits from dry brushing:
It Relieves Stress
Dry Brushing relieves stress and gives you a sense of well being. The ritualistic experience of dry brushing will induce calm and relaxation. It’s a spa-like experience, but what’s great is that you can save money by doing it at home. It’s important to have some alone time and pamper yourself every once in awhile. Dry Brushing is something I like to do once a week, with a facial mask on, a candle lit, and a hot bath running with some epsom salts. The perfect way to unwind, relax, have some me time, and practice self-care.
Improves Your Skin
Dry brushing is one of the simplest and most natural ways to exfoliate and rejuvenate your skin. Dry brushing exfoliates layers of dead cells. Getting rid of the dead skin cell layer helps your skin to be smoother and softer. Exfoliating the skin also helps clear oil, dirt and residue from the pores. Unclogging your pores helps your skin to breathe. Make sure you moisturize after you rinse off. I love applying this Burt’s Bees Lemon and Vitamin E Body Oil. It’s a small bottle, so I only use it once a week, but it’s perfect for moisturizing and nourishing your skin, especially after dry brushing.
Many people claim that regular dry brushing greatly helped with their cellulite. Because cellulite is just toxic material that has built up in your body’s fat, dry brushing your cellulite will break down those toxins, which helps to release them so that they can be eliminated from the body. A dry brush can helps improve circulation and remove fat, resulting in smoother skin.
Improves Your Lymphatic System
Most importantly, dry brushing improves your lymphatic system. The lymphatic system acts like the body’s drain pipes. More often than not, those pipes get clogged, which can lead to the build-up of toxins in the body. Dry brushing helps stimulate the lymphatic system to release those toxins, which leads to a healthier you!