Dry Brushing: Everything You Need to Know for Glowing + Healthy Skin

Hello my gorgeous friend!

You might have heard about dry-brushing and you're thinking "Whaaat is that."

Let me break it down for you so you can take advantage of this amazing self-care practice that will totally up-level your health and skin in many ways. I have shared the link to the dry brush that I love at the end of this post.

Let's get into it...

What is Dry Brushing?

Dry brushing is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. You take a body brush (look for one with firm, natural bristles) and use it to gently massage your body in an upward motion.

What are the benefits of dry brushing?

  • Helps to detox your body by increasing blood circulation and promoting lymph flow/drainage.

  • All blood carries lymph fluid, which filters through the lymph nodes. Dry brushing speeds up the rate of blood pumping, which helps get the lymph through the body, therefore removing toxins and pathogens more quickly.

  • Exfoliates dead skin and unclogs pores in the exfoliation process, resulting in a glowy and smooth skin.

  • It stimulates your nervous system, which can make you feel energized afterward.

  • Aids in weight loss and cellulite reduction.

Dry Brushing Steps

  • To dry-brush properly, first make sure your skin is completely dry.

  • Starting at your ankle move your brush over your skin in long motions that go in the direction of your heart.

  • Brush your arms after you have brushed your feet, legs and mid-section. You should brush upwards towards your armpits. Avoid your face.

  • When you first start dry brushing, it's best to begin with light brushing, as you continue, you can increase the pressure.

What kind of brush should I use?

You want to use a natural stiff-bristled bath/shower brush. Some bristles are stiffer than others, and it depends on your skin’s sensitivity and preference. The long handle helps you reach your back.

This is the brush I use. You can grab it on Amazon - https://amzn.to/35Nvn9I

Post-dry brushing, be sure to take a shower to rinse off all the dead skin cells. You can use a natural moisturizer like this sweet almond oil - https://amzn.to/3p2GqDG . You can also use this oil for a hair mask!! Love multi-purpose products.

Brush Maintenance

Clean your brush once a week using soap and water. Dry it in an open area to prevent mildew.

Are there any risks to dry brushing?

If you have a skin condition, such as psoriasis or eczema, you should speak to your doctor before trying dry brushing. Brushing too hard and often can cause irritation. If you have an open would on your skin, avoid this area.

Have any further questions? Message me at info@healthwithmichaela.com