Dry Skin Brushing
The skin plays a vital role in removing toxins and impurities from the body. Dry skin brushing supports this process and helps us optimise the health of our skin.
The Benefits of Dry Skin Brushing
• Removes dead skin from the surface of the epidermis and unclogs pores
• Tightens the skin
• Increases cell renewal
• Reduces cellulite
• Stimulates and supports the lymphatic system
• Improves circulation
• Improves digestion
• Strengthens the immune system
How to Perform Dry Skin Brushing
Do not wet the skin or the brush. The body and the brush should be dry. Pass the brush over every part of the body except the face. The best time to skin brush is before showering or bathing, at least once a day, twice if possible.
The skin should not become red. If it does, you are probably brushing too hard. There should be no back and forth motion, circular motion, scrubbing or massaging - just a clean sweep of the brush. Use long, gentle, but firm strokes. The direction of the brushing should generally be towards the lower abdomen.
• Start at the feet and legs brushing upwards to your groin.
• Then do your hands and go up your arms to the armpits.
• Then brush upwards on your buttocks.
• Brush down the neck, chest and trunk.
• Brush your lower abdomen towards the centre.
• Brush across the top of the shoulders and upper back.
• Do not brush your face.
• Brush the breasts very lightly, avoiding the nipples.