Dry Brushing

Dry Brushing

The skin is the largest organ in the body and is responsible for one quarter of the body’s detoxification each day. It is considered the most important eliminative organ. Our pores get clogged with impurities which does not allow our skin to “Breathe” therefore becoming congested and dull.

By dry brushing, we assist with our body’s daily exfoliation and accelerating the detoxification process.  This is why Dry Brushing is extremely important to any detox and maintenance regimen.

Some of the benefits of Dry Brushing include:

1. Cleanses the lymphatic systemLymp nodes

2. Removes cellulite

3. Removes dead skin cells by exfoliation

4. Strengthens the immune system

5. Stimulates the hormone and oil-producing glands

6. Tones the skin and leaves a healthy glow

7. Stimulates circulation

8. Increases cell renewal

9. Helps digestion

10. Very Invigorating


Tips for Dry Brushing:

Use a natural bristle brush

Always dry brush your dry and naked body before you shower or bathe because you will want to wash off the impurities from the skin as a result from the brushing action.

Avoid sensitive areas and anywhere the skin is broken such as areas of skin rash, wounds, cuts, and infections.

Finish up with your regular shower and ending with three hot and cold cycles. That means turning on the water as warm as you can take it for several seconds, then as cold as you can handle it, then hot, then cold for three cycles. End with either hot or cold. This will further invigorate the skin and stimulate blood circulation, bringing more blood to the outer layers of the skin. 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.

How to Dry Brush (6 Easy Steps):

dery brushing technique

  1. Begin with your feet and brush vigorously in circular motions.
  2. Continue brushing up your legs.
  3. Proceed to your hands and arms.
  4. Brush your entire back and abdomen area, shoulders and neck.
  5. Use circular clockwise strokes on the abdomen.
  6. Brush upwards on the back and down from the neck.

People who practice body brushing experience renewed glow, suppleness, vitality and softness of their skin.


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Fernanda Santiago is a Health Professional, Weight Loss Coach and Licensed Massage Therapist. She specializes in helping people achieve optimal wellness using alternative treatments. She helps people look and feel great from inside out.  She is an Educator in Natural Health and wellnes. Read more on her bio here.