Updated: Sep 20
Our skin is our largest organ and can reflect what is happening within us. Adding dry brushing to our regular self-care routine can help [along with nutrition] remedy many sensitive skin issues and improve the look and feel of your skin.
Why It Works
Our skin absorbs everything from tremendous amounts of toxins through food, the environment, and energy from people, places, and things we come in contact with. Yet we may not remove as much as we take in due to our lifestyle.
The simple practice of dry brushing can help by
exfoliating skin so healthier skin cells can regenerate faster
drain lymph nodes throughout the body
reduce body acne
improve blood circulation
Improve the appearance of cellulite
How To Dry Brush
Right before a shower
Start brushing from your feet up your legs using long brush strokes upwards towards your heart. Do this on all sides, including your bikini area. This will help with ingrown hairs and unclog lymph nodes
Brush your stomach area in a circular [clockwise] motion
Brush your breasts in circular strokes as well or towards your heart
Use the same long strokes on your arms, starting at the tips of your fingers
Brush your neck and shoulders toward your heart
Pay special attention to your underarms as this area gets clogged due to deodorant
Shower as usual
Add a light oil to replenish moisture
Try this a few times a week and enjoy the benefits as it awakens and revitalizes your skin.
By the way... self-care should not feel like a chore. If you like, add dry brushing to your self-care routine on days ruled by the Moon or Venus to add a nurturing and beautifying feel.
The better you feel inside and out radiates into your daily life.