HOW TO DRY BODY BRUSH
Did you know that the ancient practice of Dry Brushing is woven into the wisdom of Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and the bathing rituals of the Greeks and Romans? We have explored that dry brushing is more than a skincare technique; it's a journey toward improved blood circulation, a gentle guide for lymphatic drainage, a moment of stress release, and a tender touch to enhance the texture of your skin. But how exactly do we do it?
A SIMPLE DRY BODY BRUSH RITUAL FOR YOU
The ideal time for dry brushing is a personal choice, aligning with what feels most intuitive and harmonious with your own rhythms. Nevertheless, there are a few widely shared recommendations that tend to resonate with many individuals.
Many people prefer to dry brush before taking a shower. Doing so helps to remove loosened dead skin cells and stimulates circulation. Plus, the shower allows you to wash away any remaining particles.
IN THE MORNING
Dry brushing in the morning can be invigorating. The gentle massage and increased circulation may help wake you up and provide a fresh start to your day.
A FEW TIMES A WEEK
While some individuals incorporate dry brushing into their daily routine, others find that a few times a week is sufficient. Overdoing it may irritate the skin, so listen to your body and adjust the frequency accordingly.
ON DRY SKIN
As the name suggests, dry brushing is done on dry skin—before any water touches the body (but wet brushing is fun too!). This allows the natural bristles of the brush to exfoliate the skin more effectively.
AVOID BROKEN OR IRRITATED SKIN
It's crucial to avoid dry brushing over areas with broken or irritated skin. If you have sunburn, rashes, or open wounds, it's best to let the skin heal before resuming dry brushing in those areas.
Remember that individual preferences and skin sensitivities vary, so it's essential to pay attention to how your skin responds.
BEFORE YOU START DRY BODY BRUSHING
It’s great practice to open up your lymph nodes with gentle massage before you start body brushing. Opening or stimulating the lymph nodes before body brushing is done to encourage the flow of lymphatic fluid and promote the removal of toxins and waste products from the body.
The circle dots indicate where you can find large lymph nodes that you can gently massage before dry body brushing.
The arrows show the directions in which the skin should be brushed to improve lymphatic drainage.
SIMPLE DRY BODY BRUSH RITUAL
Remember you only need to use light pressure and short strokes to stimulate the lymph. If you’re pressing too hard you start to work the muscle more than the lymph.
Move to Your Upper Legs and Backside:
Navigate the Lower Stomach and Lower Back:
Address the Upper Stomach:
Tend to Your Arms:
Gently Move to Your Back:
Conclude on Collarbones and Décolletage: