Amazing Benefits of Dry Brush!
Updated: Sep 29, 2020
The skin is the largest organ in the body and consists of numerous sweat glands, blood vessels and nerve endings. Although it protects us from the elements, our skin also aids in waste removal, digestion and circulation.
Dry skin brushing has been practiced by many cultures for centuries, from ancient Greeks to Native Americans, to remove dead skin. In ancient Ayurvedic medicine, dry brushing (garshana) was completed every morning, prior to bathing, to stimulate blood circulation.
Super-Soft Skin: Dry brushing exfoliates and eliminates dead skin cells, leaving skin feeling soft and helping the skin renewal process.
Tone and Tighten: The motions of dry brushing help distribute fatty deposits to tone the muscles and tissues below
the skin’s surface. These same motions boost circulation creating supple, youthful-looking skin. The circular motions may also reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Lymph Support: Many components of the lymphatic system lie just below the skin’s surface. Daily dry brushing can stimulate these nodes, vessels and glands to aid in the body’s natural detoxification process, which can improve immune function.
Keep Breakouts at Bay: By smoothing rough, dry patches and unclogging pores, toxins can be excreted from pores rather than blocking them and causing pimples. Dry brushing will also distribute your skin’s natural oils evenly to keep oilier areas from breaking out. Tips for Dry Brushing
1. Dry brush prior to bathing, preferably in the morning as this practice has been known to deliver a boost of energy. 2. Choose a natural-bristled brush, and consider one with a long handle to help you get hard-to-reach places, such as the back. 3. Start at the feet and move upward, toward the head, using a circular motion, brushing toward the heart to increase blood and lymph flow. 4. Avoid areas with wounds, rashes or other sensitivities.