Dry Body Brushing is beneficial as part of all cleansing programmes.The skin is the largest living organs in the body and is a major route of elimination for toxins.
This technique stimulates the lymphatic system to move excess toxins.
Brushing improves your circulation; tones muscles and increases your energy levels, removes dead dry skin, improving the skins appearance, clears clogged pores, andallows your skin to breathe.
Dry body brushing may help to soften hard fat deposits below the skin’s surface while distributing fat deposits more evenly. This can help to diminish the appearance of cellulite.
Dry body brushing may go even deeper, helping to support your digestion and organ function.
5 minutes of body brushing has the same benefits as 30 minutes of physical exercise.
What type of Body Brush to use?
My advice is to purchase a good soft pure bristle body brush (plastic or synthetic can tear the skin and cause irritation.) These are available in different shapes and some come with detachable handles so you can reach your back and other hard-to-reach areas.
As your skin becomes accustomed to the dry brushing you can move onto using a vegetable brush. These are made from natural fibres often coconut and are very hard wearing.
How to Body Brush
Always begin when the skin is dry just before showering in the morning.
Starting at your feet brush with gentle strokes in an upward direction. Between 1 to 4 strokes on each section of the body moving up towards the area just below the shoulder blades. You can brush your entire body (including the soles of your feet). Start at your feet and work your way up your legs to your arms, chest, back, and stomach.
When brushing the neck begin at the chin and brush towards the indents at the upper chest
areas below the clavicle.
When brushing is completed, wash your brush with mild shampoo and leave it to dry naturally.
I recommend dry body brushing daily or at least 2 weekly.
You will find that your skin feels silky soft as all the natural oils come to the surface.
Body brushing is extremely invigorating refreshing and beneficial for you overall health.