The ancient practice of dry brushing is gaining modern popularity.
Benefits of dry brushing
- Lymphatic Support: The lymphatic system is a major part of the body’s immune system. It is made up of organs and lymph nodes, ducts and vessels that transport lymph throughout the body. Many of these lymph vessels run just below the skin and proponents of dry brushing claim that brushing the skin regularly helps stimulate the normal lymph flow within the body and help the body detoxify itself naturally.
- Exfoliation: This benefit is often noticed the first time a person dry brushes. The process of running a firm, natural bristled brush over the skin helps loosen and remove dead skin cells, naturally exfoliating skin. I noticed much softer skin in the first few days and weeks after I started dry brushing and my skin has stayed soft. Dry brushing is one of the simplest and most natural ways to exfoliate skin.
- Clean Pores: The added benefit of exfoliating the skin, is clearing oil, dirt and residue from the pores. Though it isn’t recommended to dry brush the face unless you have a special, more delicate brush, dry brushing helps improve pores on the rest of the body.
- Cellulite Help: Though the evidence is anecdotal, there are many people who claim that regular dry brushing greatly helped with their cellulite. I talked about this and my other cellulite remedies here.
- Increased Energy and Blood Flow: Since it increases circulation and blood flow, it is not recommended at night because it tends to give a rush of energy.
How to Dry Brush
Dry brushing can be done daily, preferably in the morning before showering.
- Starting at the feet, brush the bottoms of the feet and up the legs in long, smooth strokes. Brush each section of the skin for 6 to 10 times. Always brush toward the heart/chest area where the lymph system drains to create a nice flow of the lymph.
- Repeat the same process with the arms, starting with the palms of the hands and brushing up the arm toward the heart.
- Repeat the process on abdomen and back, do nut brush face, breasts and groin.
Note: Don’t brush too hard, and if you want to brush your face, use a special soft face brush! It’s normal for the skin to appear slightly pink after brushing, but it should never be red or sting.
Brush before showering and use a natural lotion after showering such as our MSM Lotion.
The Hempy Scrubby is an amazing product to dry brush. It is made out of 100% Non-GMO Hemp, 6 x 12 inches and comes in 3 textures: gentle, medium and coarse.
Hempy Scrubby is used dry for dry brushing.
After burshing you can lather Hempy Scrubby up with your favorite soap. The scrubby will soften when wet for gentle exfoliation.
Traditional hemp fiber is naturally resistant to bacteria, fungus, and mildew and won’t therefore not become funky-smelly like other washcloths!
After use, simply lay flat or hang to dry and it will be ready for your next use.
Another great option is the Tampico skin brush. The bristles are made from Tampico fiber from the agave plant.
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