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Considering Dry Brushing?

Here is why:

I’ve been dry brushing my skin for few years now and I am very happy with the results.

With every dry brushing I feel invigorated and my skin feels softer and more vibrant.

Dermatologists agree that gently brushing the skin does have exfoliating benefits and may go beyond skin care by stimulating the body in a way similar to massage, which certainly does have well-documented benefits.

Dry brushing is great for exfoliating dry winter skin. It helps detoxify the body by increasing blood circulation and promoting lymph flow/drainage, and it also stimulates the nervous system creating an invigorating feeling afterwards.

It isn’t meant to be a medical treatment and shouldn’t be considered one.

Brush suggestions:

  1. Brush made from cactus plant bristles

  2. Brush made from sisal, a natural plant fiber

Here Are Some of the Benefits of Dry Brushing:

  1. Stimulates the lymphatic system

  2. Exfoliates

  3. Increases circulation

  4. Reduces cellulite

  5. Stress relief

  6. Improves digestion and kidney function

  7. Invigorates the body

Here’s How to Dry Brush the Skin:

  1. I always brush before showering.

  2. I begin with my feet, brushing the bottoms of my feet and up my legs in smooth circles. I typically brush each section of skin 8-10 times. For lymph flow, I always brush toward the heart/chest area where the lymph system drains.

  3. As a good rule of thumb, always brush toward the center of the body.

  4. Repeat the same process with the arms, starting with the palms of the hands and brushing up the arm toward the heart. Again, brush each area of the skin 8-10 times.

  5. On the stomach and armpits, brush in a circular clockwise motion.

  6. I then repeat the process on my abdomen and back, and then switch to my face with the more delicate brush.

  7. I always use coconut oil or any lotion free of chemicals after showering.

Make Sure you don’t brush too hard.

Never dry brush over eczema, psoriasis, rashes, sunburn, wounds or irritations.

If your skin is very sensitive or becomes very sensitive and inflamed during brushing you may want to skip dry brushing all together.

I never use the same brush on my face. I usually have one that is softer.

Bottom line, dry brush with care!

Twounify does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Any information published on this website or by this brand is not intended as a substitute for medical advice, and you should not take any action before consulting with a healthcare professional.

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