Dry brushing is an age-old ritual of brushing the skin with a natural brush in order to stimulate lymph flow, increase circulation, and exfoliate away dead skin cells to reveal smoother skin.
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Benefits Of Dry Brushing
1. Lymphatic Support
The lymphatic system plays a major role within the body's immune system, and dry brushing the skin (your largest organ!) helps to stimulate the lymph vessels that run just below the skin. This helps to stimulate normal lymph flow and in turn, helps your body to detoxify itself naturally via lymphatic drainage.
Dry brushing regularly will loosen dead skin cells to reveal smoother, softer skin underneath. Exfoliating with a dry brush also helps to clear residual oil and dirt from the pores in your skin, which can help to give your skin an overall more even appearance.
Tip! Dry brushing results in your derm being much more susceptible to moisture and hydration. It's important to follow up each dry brushing session with a good dose of hydration. We recommend Fractionated Coconut Oil
for a natural, fast-absorbing moisturizer.
3. Skin Firming
Dry brushing your skin can be very invigorating; the firm bristles of the brush in combination with gentle pressure and circulation motions help to stimulate your circulation. This often results in a plumped appearance, and many do find it helpful in minimizing the appearance of cellulite.
4. Energy Boost
Many people find dry brushing to offer a certain feeling of elation. This may be due to the increase in circulation. It may also simply be due to the fact that you are dedicating 10 minutes strictly to your own self-care. Either way, it's a win!
5. Improved Digestion
Some studies show that the benefits of dry brushing can go even deeper, helping to support proper digestive tract function. Some naturopathic practitioners believe that by stimulating the lymph nodes you are helping the body to disperse/shed excess water and toxins, thus easing bloating. Try it and see!