Dry brushing quickly helps increase your blood circulation and “wake up” your lymph system by promoting lymphatic drainage. Not to mention it exfoliates your skin, help de-gunk pores, and stimulates your nervous system which makes ya feel awake and energized instantly! It’s like the feeling you get after completing a workout!!
The best time to dry brush is just before a shower. It gives you a chance to exfoliate the dry skin, then open up the pores with the warm water from the shower. Now I know you’re wondering: why not just brush skin in the shower? Hot water from the shower can actually rob the skin of moisture… doing it dry allows you to exfoliate and improve blood circulation while keeping your skin moisturized and plump!
Let’s face it. Not all of us shower on a daily basis. Maybe your like me and you hit the snooze button a few to many times. Even if I am not showering, I still dry brush every morning and follow up with a moisturizing oil. It truly is an instant “wake up” to the body, and has become one of my favorite morning rituals.
It’s very easy to use. Be gentle when brushing– you do not want to be too aggressive as it can actually break the skin integrity and do more harm than good. Use short strokes with the brush starting at the feet and working towards your heart. Same goes for your arms– start at the tippy-tip of your fingers and brush up your arm towards your heart. On your abdomen, brush in a circle, clockwise to follow the flow of your intestines. I always pay extra special attention to where the lymph nodes of the body are to do my best to stimulate them and their detox process (under the armpits, near the groin, and very gently under my jawline). The ritual morning brushing process usually takes around 3 minutes.
Lastly, moisturize with a body oil. This is the beautiful finishing touch that feels like the epitome of “self care”. My favorite oil is Farmhouse Fresh Body Oils. Oil is the perfect supplement to my dry brushing routine. It gives me a nice glow while doing wonders for my body. You’ve brushed, moisturized, and you’re ready to take on the day. You’re ready to stimulate blood flow, promote healthy, soft skin, and help your body detoxify.
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