Benefits of Dry Brushing

Have you heard of dry brushing?

I've been using a dry brush for ten years and find it very beneficial to not only making my skin softer, but for my health, too.

What is Dry Brushing?
A body massage with a dry, stiff-bristled brush that’s said to help get rid of flaky skin, increase circulation, detoxify, help digestion, and even improve the appearance of cellulite. 

How do you use a Dry Brush?
  Buying a long-handle brush is helpful for tough-to-reach areas like your back, but not necessary for other areas. 

What are the benefits?
Dry brushing helps unclog pores and excrete toxins that get trapped beneath the skin. Another benefit of dry brushing is that it’s similar to massage in decreasing stress, which is great for your health by eliminating anxiety.

Use this chart to understand your lymphatic pathways and where you need to push the toxins to release.
When should I do this? 
The best time to do dry brushing is before you take your shower when your skin is dry and without any lotions or oils on it.

How often should I do this?
I think it's best to make it part of your routine before you shower.  In the wintertime, I do it about four times a week when I'm in the sauna. I do it immediately before I start sweating.  Then I shower after being in the sauna.  In the Summer, I am not as consistent because the sauna is not part of my routine. My greatest advice is to make a plan and set it into action, whether it be once a week or once a day, but try to get it in once a week on the day you really want to lotion up or oil up your body to keep from getting dry.  It feels so invigorating and absolutely makes you feel good, so it's just so wonderful to have it as part of your routine.

Can I dry brush with sensitive skin?
I would skip over the face and areas where there is open skin rashes, warts, sores, or burns and stop if you develop inflamed or irritated skin.

What is the best thing to do after dry brushing?
Dry brushing exfoliates your skin removing dead skin cells, so I highly recommend shower time afterward and then following up with your favorite lotion and/or oil.  I would love to show you my absolute healing, healthy, and hydrating oil and lotion that I use on my body daily and weekly.


Where can I get a Dry Brush?
I suggest a reputable wellness company that already has organic healthy options.  
This month, my favorite skin care company is offering a dry brush in their monthly subscription box that comes with a very healthy bar soap to wash your body with after you use the dry brush and then my favorite body treatment oil listed above is also in the box.  You will get the brush, the bar soap and the body treatment oil for $45.00 which is a great savings for healthy options!I am interested in getting this box!

If you are interested in learning more about your skin, please visit my Facebook Page, where I have a great community of women learning together.

Remember that I am always here to guide you, should you have any questions about your health or starting daily habits that will bless your life.
 
What do you think? Would you be keen to try dry brushing?
 
With Love,

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