Benefits of Dry Brushing
Dry brushing exfoliates the skin
Cleans pores by removing built up dead skin (if you are going to dry-brush the face, be sure to use one made specifically for facial skin they tend to be smaller and much softer)
May help treat/prevent cellulite:
Relaxing. Most things that involve pampering are relaxing and dry brushing is no exception. Not only are you physically helping your body to be healthier but the simple act of doing something beneficial for the body has psychological benefits as well. Just like we get down on ourselves when we eat a lot of junk, we can also become more optimistic and self-loving when we are mindful and kind to our bodies.
Increases blood flow. Dry brushing increases blood flow and though there is not yet any research supporting it, there is a theory that because it increases blood flow it may increase energy levels. If this is true, it would still depend on the individual.
Lymphatic Support: Dry brushing helps to stimulate lymph flow allowing the body to detox. Lymph is a fluid that moves through the entire body and carries our white blood cells, or “immunity cells.” If you’ve had an infection your doc may have told you that your white blood cell count was up-this is because they were trying to fight off the intruder.
What to Look for In a Dry Brush
An ergonomic design. You want to be able to reach everywhere comfortably
Make sure it is dense and firm enough to allow for proper pressure
Opt for natural fibres over plastics. Natural feels better on the skin. There are a variety of dry brushes to pick from such as a sisal type brush (in my pictures) or bristled brushes
How To Do It
For the sake of thoroughness, get naked
Start at your feet and move upwards in long motions. It is recommended to brush towards the heart
Be firm but not too firm. The goal is to invigorate and stimulate, not destroy the skin
Do the entire body at least once daily
Try dry brushing for at least a month.