Have You Started Dry-Brushing Yet?

March 01, 2015

Today, there are many natural ways to improve your health and well being. The benefits of this is that many are free, simple and easy to implement. Today, we are going to discuss the benefits of dry brushing and how to do  it. Dry brushing has numerous  benefits including ridding your body of toxins and improving blood circulation. Let’s discuss the many more benefits of this incredibly easy and pleasant health and beauty tip.


Benefits of Dry Brushing

  • Dry Brushing helps to remove the unwanted appearance of cellulite on your tush.
  • It gives your skin a healthy glow.
  • Dry brushing gets rid of dry skin thereby allowing your skin’s moisture to come through.
  • When you dry brush you get rid of dry skin and skin around the follicles of ingrown hair. With regular dry brushing, you can remove ingrown hair.
  • While exercise and sweating helps your body to expunge toxins,  dry brushing can exacerbate this process helping you to get rid of even more toxins.
  • According to Dr Heskitt, dry brushing promotes the production of elastin and collagen by sending messages to your brain to produce more elastin and collagen. This rejuvenates your skin and helps you to look younger.
  • Dry brushing is great for people with poor blood circulation as it stimulates better blood circulation.
  • Fluid retention is one of the main causes of cellulite and you can reduce fluid retention by dry brushing regularly.


Here’s How You Dry Brush

  • A bristle brush works best for dry brushing. You can buy one from a health shop or even online
  • Begin at your feet from your toes to your neck. Brush upwards in six inch long strokes for about ten strokes over each section of your body. Brush towards your heart as this is the direction that your lymphatic system flows
  • Try dry brush two times a day, preferably before your shower. You’ll notice how much easier it is to moisturize your skin after you have showered
  • Spend about 5-15 minutes per dry brushing session
  • Turn on the cold water at the end of your shower as this will further increase your blood circulation
  • Make sure you clean your brush thoroughly once a week and let it dry completely before using again

Dry Brushing FAQs

Q: Can everyone dry brush?

A: While dry brushing does have incredible benefits, it is not for everyone. Diabetics, hypertensives, people with open sores, rashes and eczema should not dry brush. Do not let anyone use your dry brush.

Q:  What can I expect to feel when I dry brush?

A: First off, dry brushing should never be a painful experience.If your skin is somewhat sensitive, brush gently. You can expect to experience warmth when you dry brush.

Q: How often should I dry brush?

A: Initially, you can dry brush once or twice a week. It is highly likely that you will end up dry brushing as much as twice a day. It’s preferable  to do this prior to bathing or showering so that you can wash off any dead and toxic skin.

Q: What type of brush should I use when I dry brush?

A: You will need a brush with natural bristles  such as sisal or hemp as this is much gentler on your skin than synthetic bristles.

Q: Where is the ideal  place to dry brush?

A: The shower is the best place as you will shed some dead skin and this can wash down the drain when you shower.

Q: Is it okay to dry brush my face?

A: This is a matter of personal preference. Some people like to dry brush their face and others don’t. If you do decide to dry brush your face, use a gentle brush and don’t use the same brush that you use on the rest of your body.


Consistency is the key if you want to achieve optimum results. Use in conjunction with specialized products if getting rid of cellulite is your first priority. Start slowly and build up to more regular sessions. You will feel energized and your skin will look and feel great.

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