Dry Skin Brushing Benefits-
- Dry skin brushing helps exfoliate and brush away dead skin cells..
- Because dry skin brushing increases blood flow and improves circulation, one of the benefits of brushing is tighter, firmer skin. Increased circulation can also improve the appearance of cellulite.
- Increase circulation also encourages your body to discharge of metabolic waste. It’s a power boost to your lymphatic system
- Dry skin brushing can improve muscle tone, help distribute fat deposits more evenly, help with pregnancy swelling, and help prevent varicose veins.
- Skin brushing stimulates the hormone and oil glands
- Dry skin brushing also stimulates the nerve endings in the skin
- Dry skin brushing can help your skin “breathe” easier by eliminating clogged pores.
Dry Skin Brushing Technique
- Brush from the bottom up to support the pathway of your lymph.
- Using long, sweeping strokes start at the bottom of your feet and always brush up toward the heart. Brush the feet, up the legs, and then the hands up toward your shoulders. Brush the torso in an upward direction back toward your heart. Brush your stomach in a counter-clockwise motion. Brush downward on the neck (toward the collar bones).
Do not stroke away from your heart as this can put extra pressure on the valves within the veins and lymph vessels. Keep your strokes in a single direction.
- Be sensitive to your body. Use light pressure where the skin is thinner and more pressure on tough places (such as the soles of your feet). Avoid sensitive areas, rashes, bruises, cuts, etc.
- Dry skin brushing can be done while pregnant or nursing, although a lighter stroke may be necessary. Again, listen to your body. If something doesn’t seem right: stop.
- Rinse off (shower as you normally would) and pat dry.