Dry skin brushing is a simple, yet very effective method for stimulating our body systems and assisting in detoxification – it’s not time consuming, and best of all, except for the initial relatively low cost of a good quality brush, it’s FREE.

Dry skin brushing can dramatically improve the appearance of your skin- It’s an invigorating technique that leaves your skin feeling awake, alive and glowing

Our skin is our largest detoxification organ, and our health is often reflected in its appearance. When we are toxic our skin will appear dull, dry and blotchy – but when we are well, then our skin can glow with health.

As we get older, our skin loses its ability to renew itself as often as it does when we are younger – so it’s helpful to encourage this process of exfoliation at least a few times a week. It helps to slough off those dead skin cells that sit on the surface of our skin, that can leaving it looking dull and dry. It can assist in the breaking down of cellulite, reduce your stress levels as a form of massage, and can also help to clear any clogged pores and allow your skin to breath, which ultimately helps your skins hydration and absorption capability.

Dry body brushing will boost circulation and stimulate the lymphatic system to release toxins. Your lymphatic system acts like a river flowing through your body, collecting waste along the way and transporting it to your blood for elimination through specific organs, to help prevent you from becoming sick – If toxins are allowed to build up, then that river slows down, causing inflammation and disease – Dry skin brushing is a powerful aid for keeping your lymphatic river in flow.

Dry Skin Brushing takes around 5-10 minutes a few times a week, ideally before you shower or having a Far Infrared Sauna, and involves using short, brisk strokes towards your heart – starting at the soles of the feet and working your way up your legs, then hands and arms. Brush your back from the buttocks, up the back, and from your shoulders down. Brush around your tummy and down your chest – but never your face. It is important to be gentle, avoid sensitive areas and not to Scrub, as this would traumatise the skin so that it becomes irritated and cause inflammation.

 TIP: It is important to clean your brush with soap and water at least once a week and let it air dry to avoid any mildew accumulation on your brush.