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Let’s talk Dry Brushing

Recently dry brushing has been the talk of the beauty and wellness community. What you might not know, is dry brushing has actually been around for centuries!

Dry brushing consists of exfoliating the skin with a coarse, natural fiber bristle brush in specific patterns all over the skin.

The coarse fibers in the brush help remove dead skin (think Dermaplaning but for your whole body) and helps your body eliminate toxins through your pores.

Dry brushing also helps stimulate your lymphatic system, which helps your body fight off infections. When your lymphatic system gets clogged and backed up it causes swelling. No thank you.

So how exactly do you dry brush?

Pick your dry brush. When looking for a dry brush you want to look for one that has natural fibers, with a long handle (very important so you can get all of those hard to reach areas).

  1. Start at your feet and move up your body.
  2. Brush your skin using wide, circular, clockwise motions.
  3. Use light pressure in areas where your skin is thin and harder pressure on thicker skin, like the soles of your feet.
  4. Brush your arms after you have brushed your feet, legs, and mid-section. You should brush upward towards your armpits.
  5. After dry brushing, take a cool shower to help remove the dry skin.
  6. After you shower be sure to moisturize!

Dry brushing can be done everyday, just be sure to wash your brush after every use to avoid any bacteria from growing.

We do not recommend dry brushing for anyone who has sensitive skin, open wounds, or psoriasis as it can irritate the skin.

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