HOW-TO: DRY BRUSH YOUR BODY

You brush your hair, but do you brush your body? Probably not, and unless you have been to a progressive spa, you most likely have not heard of this amazing routine that can literally brush the crap right out of your body, benefiting your much-cherished lymphatic system.

Let’s chat about your lymphatic system for a minute…the main function of the lymphatic system is to transport lymph; a clear, colorless fluid containing white blood cells that helps rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials. This is a super simplistic explanation, but the basic gist is that you can clean yourself out by exciting your lymphatic system with dry brushing…

Dry brushing is a daily detoxifying habit that, if performed correctly for 5-10 minutes before taking your morning shower, you will see the following benefits:

  • Exfoliates the skin

  • Increases circulation, which helps with elimination

  • Reduces cellulite

  • Improves digestion

  • Lymphatic support; it stimulates the movement of the lymph system, lending to detoxification

  • Provides stress relief

What’s a dry brush? Find a firm brush with natural bristles like this one – under $20!

Now, for how to do this!

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SOME TIPS:

  • You are to always brush towards your heart with dry skin + a dry brush.

  • Do this before a shower.

  • Do not brush hard, especially if you have sensitive skin.

  • Use lotion or a detox oil post-shower.

  • This should take 5-10 minutes. Keep going slow.

HOW-TO:

  1. Start at the bottom of your feet, brushing the right side up to your hip all around the foot, ankle, calf, + thighs in long, slow strokes. I perform roughly 10 + then repeat on the left side.

  2. Work on brushing toward the center of your body next, around the back as well. On the stomach, I brush in circular motions.

  3. Repeat the same process with the arms, starting with the palms of the hands and brushing up the arm toward the heart. In the armpits, I also brush in a circular motion.

  4. Continue with your face if you have purchase one with a face/smaller brush.

I highly recommend taking a room temp/cooler shower + then using a detox oil or high quality lotion afterwards.