Dry brushing has been my routine before showering for at least a decade. As I was so lucky to learn the benefits from my Mom.
It gently exfoliates, unclogging pores allowing the skin to breathe. It increases circulation at the surface of the skin which speeds up healing and regeneration of new skin. And it also helps reduce the appearance of cellulite by stimulating the skin to release toxins and gently breaking up pockets up collagen encouraging stronger cell structures.
Dry brushing helps manually circulate the lymph and can help break up sore lymph nodes where our bodies are fighting infections by introducing fresh lymphatic fluid to the node.
Use a natural bristle brush and a light touch with little to no pressure.
Always brush towards the heart!
*Check with your doctor if you have diabetes or circulatory issues before dry brushing.
Dry brush every day before you shower. Starting at the soles of your feet brush your skin towards your heart paying special attention to joints where lymphatic fluid can collect. On your stomach brush in a clockwise motion. Along your chest and back continue towards your heart. Use a brush with a long handle for reaching your back.
I put a couple of drops of Rosemary essential oil on the brush to help stimulate circulation.
Grapefruit oil is also a great one for dry brushing, but be careful not to expose yourself to the sun or artificial UV-rays for up to 24 hours later to avoid photosentitivity.