Invigorating Practices: Dry Brushing

As someone who has poor circulation and dry skin I decided I wanted to start dry brushing. I had heard of this practice while I was living in Boston, but it wasn’t until I moved to California that I realized what I had been missing out on. I am not someone who likes to spend a lot of money on beauty products and luckily I found a lovely brush that was reasonable in price. I recommend going to your nearest natural food store to find a brush with natural bristles.

So what is Dry Brushing?

Dry brushing is the practice of brushing the skin with a natural (non-synthetic) brush. The brushing stimulates the skin and activates the lymphatic system.

The benefits of dry brushing include:

  • REMOVING LAYERS OF DEAD SKIN
  • INCREASE CIRCULATION
  • STIMULATE NERVE ENDINGS
  • INCREASE MUSCLE TONE 
  • STIMULATION OF YOUR OIL GLANDS AND HORMONES
  • DECREASING CELLULITE. 
  • CLEANSE YOUR LYMPHATIC SYSTEM
  •  IMMUNITY BOOST
  • STRESS RELIEF
  • UNCLOGS PORES

How to get started:

1. Get naked and stand in a bathtub (water should be off)

2. Begin brushing by starting at your feet and moving in long sweeping motions toward your heart. Always brush toward your      heart.

3. Brush several times in each area.

4. Once you’ve brushed your entire body, jump in the shower. Try alternating from hot to cold water to stimulate circulation.

6. After getting out of the shower, pat dry skin and apply coconut oil or a natural oil of your choice. I use EarthBody oils because of the amazing scents and because I have sensitive skin.

7. Continue to dry brush your entire body every day. Twice a day is recommended for best results.

*Clean your brush with soap and water and leave out to dry in a clean and sunny spot inside your home.

Happy Brushing!

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