Dry brushing your body works as a gentle exfoliation of the skin and feels invigorating and stress relieving. It stimulates the blood circulation and is said to help the body eliminate waste through the lymphatic system. Therefore dry-brushing on a regular basis can reduce cellulite and leaves your skin looking radiant.
How to do it?
Dry brushing stimulates and invigorates the body, so I think it’s best to do it in the mornings, just for a couple of minutes before showering. If you like to exercise in the AM, you can dry brush before your exercise routine and then shower off after.
The brushstrokes should be directed towards the heart. Brush each area several times, letting the sweeps overlap to ensure that you don’t miss a spot.
Use a natural bristle brush, preferably with a handle, so you can reach all areas of your body.
- Start with one leg at the sole of your foot, brushing from the toes towards the ankle, and continue on top of the foot
- Brush in small circular motions around the ankle
- Apply long sweeping strokes on the lower leg, towards the knee
- Again brush in small circles all the way around the knee
- Use long strokes on the whole thigh and buttock, brushing towards the upper body
- Now repeat step 1-5 on your other leg
- Next brush your arms, starting from the fingers towards your wrist on one arm
- Brush in small circular motions around the wrist
- Use long sweeping strokes on the lower arm, towards the elbow
- Brush in small circles all the way around the elbow
- In long sweeping strokes, brush the upper arm, brushing all the way towards the heart on your chest and your back
- Brush in small circles on and around your armpit
- Repeat step 7-12 on your other arm
- Brush your back and sides starting from the lower back towards the heart in long sweeping motions
- Lastly brush your abdomen in a circular, clockwise motion
Now you are ready to jump in the shower or to start sweating it out with your exercise routine.