Dry skin brushing is exactly what it sounds- brushing your body with a dry brush, like the one above. The brush is run towards the heart. Use a long handled brush with natural bristles (as synthetic ones are too harsh on the skin).
But why should you do it?
This will be the first difference you feel when dry brushing. Your skin will immediately feel smoother and softer. Skin is the largest organ in the human body and is just like your kidney, liver and colon which are the body’s way of eliminating waste. Approximately one third of the body’s daily impurities are removed through the skin. By removing dead skin cells and clearing pores, dry brushing aids this cleansing process, which brings us to the next point.
> Lymphatic support
The lymphatic system is responsible for removing cellular waste and thus plays a huge part of our immune system as the buildup of toxins causes various ailments. The lymph system isn’t like the blood system which has the heart pumping it throughout the body; it purely relies on the muscles. Dry brushing can help lymph flow and thus is a great way of detoxing the body.
>Improved blood circulation
Dry brushing helps stimulate and improve blood circulation, so it is great for relieving muscle tension. This is because, by getting the blood to the fatigued muscles, helps repair and restore them.
> Cellulite is smoothed over
The movement of dry brushing can soften the hardened fat deposits under the skin which improves the appearance of cellulite. The increase in blood circulation also helps in treating cellulite.