Dry brushing means brushing the skin in a particular pattern with a dry brush, usually before showering.
In dry brushing, the skin is typically brushed toward the heart, starting at the feet and hands and brushing toward the chest.
Why should you consider dry brushing.
Because it has many health benefits and because it makes you feel great, along with having a softer skin.
The main health benefits is that it your lymphatic system will improve the entire body’s immune system. The lymphatic system is made up of organs and lymph nodes, ducts, and vessels that transport lymph throughout the body. Many of these lymph vessels run just below the skin. Dry brushing claims that brushing the skin regularly helps stimulate the normal lymph flow within the body and helps the body detoxify itself naturally.
Another great benefit is exfoliating. You can noticed this from the first time you dry brushes. The process of running a firm, natural bristled brush over the skin helps loosen and remove dead skin cells, naturally ewer with an abrasive body product.
I left the best benefit last, dry brushing can also reduce cellulite. There are not studies made on this, but it can definitely help prevent or reduce the cellulite, because dry brushing energizes the skin.
Did I convinced you about dry brushing?
The first step is to find a natural bristle brush with a long handle, which allows you to reach the entire back and easily brush the bottoms of the feet and legs.
Dry brushing can be done daily over the whole body, preferably in the morning before showering. Start with a gentle brush and soft pressure. Work up to a firmer brush and more firm pressure over time.
Start at the feet, brush the bottoms of the my feet and up the legs in long, smooth strokes. You should brush each section of skin 10 times and always brush toward the center of the body. Repeat the same process with the arms, starting with the palms of the hands and brushing up the arm toward the heart. On the stomach and armpits, brush in a circular clockwise motion.
Remember that when dry brushing you skin should never be red or sting. If it hurts at all, use less pressure.