DRY SKIN BRUSHING
Dry Skin Brushing
Learn About the Benefits and Techniques of Dry Skin Brushing!
DRY SKIN BRUSHING
Dry skin brushing helps unplug pores, increases its ability to absorb nutrients and increases circulation to skin cells. With regular dry brushing, the nervous system is rejuvenated, nerve endings are stimulated and dry brushing contributes to improved muscle tone.
DRY SKIN BRUSHING: BENEFITS
Stimulates the blood flow to your skin
Softens your skin
Removes dead, scaly skin
Increases the new skin cell growth
Stimulates the lymph flow
Invigorates your whole body
Can help get rid of cellulite
DRY SKIN BRUSHING: SKIN BRUSHING TECHNIQUE
To begin, lightly glide the brush across the top of your foot to the knee.
Continue lightly stroking your whole body with long, light, smooth strokes, up the arms and legs.
Brush each surface only once. One stroke for the front of the lower leg, one for the inside, then one for the outside and one for the back of the leg.
Brush the upper legs and arms with the same technique.
It should take four strokes from the foot to the knee, four strokes from the hand to the shoulder. It requires six strokes for the upper leg.
The trunk area of the body is lightly stroked with the target area being the liver, which is under the ribs, on the right side.
DRY SKIN BRUSHING: TIPS
With dry skin brushing, both the skin and brush remain dry. Here are some dry skin brushing tips to get the most out of this invigorating experience:
Dry skin brushing is best when done right before a bath or shower.
Use a natural fiber brush or loofa sponge.
Brush skin once or twice in the same direction across all of the body.
Don’t dry brush your face.
Use a sweeping motion across the skin and long smooth strokes toward your heart.
The brush size should be about the size of your hand and have a moderately soft natural vegetable fiber bristle.
Avoid dry skin brushing if you:
Suffer from a heart condition, have high blood pressure or diabetes
Have psorisis, eczema or extremely sensitive, easily-irritated skin
Have broken skin wounds or infections
DRY SKIN BRUSHING: KEEPING YOUR BRUSH CLEAN
Clean your skin brush using soap and water once a week. After rinsing, dry your skin brush in an open, sunny spot to prevent mildew.