Dry skin brushing is an ancient practice that exfoliates and detoxifies the skin. It is easy to do and should be part of your daily hygiene routine if you want glowing skin.
Benefits of Dry Skin Brushing
- exfoliates the skin to clear dead skin cells
- opens skin pores to allow elimination of waste from the skin
- enhances lymphatic drainage to the skin to clear waste and toxins
- improves circulation
- enhances delivery of nutrient and oxygen to the skin for better skin tone
How to Dry Skin Brush
You will need a natural fiber brush with a long handle. Skin brushing is best done on dry skin before bed. Use gentle, featherlight, circular strokes. Always brush towards the heart. Avoid brushing open wounds, delicate skin, and over areas of malignancy. Pay special attention to behind your knees, your inner thighs, the inside of your elbows, and your armpits. You have clusters of lymph nodes in these areas where your lymph can stagnate.
- Start brushing from your feet. Use gentle, circular strokes working around your leg and up. Once you reach the top of your thigh, brush the other leg.
- Gently brush around your hips, lower abdomen and buttocks.
- Brush your way gently up and around your torso, brushing your abdomen and lower back until you reach your bust line
- Next, brush your way up your arms to your shoulders.
- From your shoulders, brush gently down your chest towards your heart.
- Lastly, brush your upper back.
Berkowsky N.D. Forgotten Art of Skin Brushing. British Naturopathic Journal. 17 (1), 2000, p.12‐15.
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