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The Beauty of Dry Skin Brushing

Updated on April 28, 2013

Not many people know what dry skin brushing is, let alone the benefits of doing it. What exactly is "dry skin brushing"? You simply take a brush that has natural bristles, either plant based or bore bristles, & go over your skin working in toward the heart. A natural bristle bath brush is great because it has a handle, but I prefer to use a military bore brush as it has soft & firm bristle. I use the hard side on my legs, arms & back, and the soft on my stomach and chest. So how exactly does one dry brush their skin & what are the benefits?

How To Dry Brush Skin

It is best to do dry brushing in the morning before a bath or shower, and just before bed, but you can do it when ever you would like really. Once a day is enough to reap the benefits, but 2 or 3 times is always better.

You will need a brush that has natural bristles. If you have trouble reaching areas of your body, look at natural bristle body brushes. Stay away from synthetic plastic bristles as they can inflame the skin. There is also bore bristles, which I mention above and can be found in all different shapes and sizes. The bristles should be firm enough to not shed but not too firm as it can scratch/scrape the skin.

You want to start at the feet moving upward. Do small areas at a time in a circular motion, not pushing to hard. If you are just starting out, be very gentle. As you do it more often, you will be able to push a little harder. The easiest way to do it, is to pretend you are shaving upward. Once you have done both legs, do the arms next, going from the hands, up to the shoulders. After that, do your back, stomach, chest, and lastly, your throat/neck. Remember to do small areas at a time & work in toward your heart. Be very gentle on your stomach & chest! I would not advice doing it on your face unless you have softer bristles.

The Benefits

The benefits are stacking as more people become aware of this beauty regimen. The most common benefits/remedies of skin brushing are below...

  • Improves The Lymphatic System
  • Cellulite Reduction
  • Removes Dead Skin Cells
  • Increased Blood Flow To The Skin
  • Tightens Skin
  • Unclogs Pores
  • Stimulates The Nervous System
  • Reduces Varicose Veins
  • Reduces & Removes Stretch Marks
  • Normalizes Oil & Hormones In The Skin Tissue
  • Reduces & Eliminates Keratosis Pilaris
  • Reduces Ingrown Hair Growth

After one week of brushing one or more times daily, your skin will become softer, brighter & healthier looking. People who suffer from dry skin can greatly benefit from daily skin brushing.Also, people who have lost weight & have sagging skin can greatly benefit from twice daily skin brushing as it tightest & tones the skin as well as muscle fibers beneath the skin.

My Personal Experience

I have been doing it for about a week & my dry skin on my legs is nearly gone, the little bumps are fading, my skin looks brighter & feels softer & the hair on my legs grows in a lot thinner & softer. My arms have become more brighter & softer as well. I believe dry skin brushing offers men & women the chance to have beautiful skin without having to use synthetic, harmful products on the skin.

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