Your skin, the largest organ in the human body is an organ of elimination. One third of your body’s toxins are excreted through the skin and dry brushing helps to unclog pores and excrete toxins that become trapped in the skin.
Dry brushing is the process of brushing dry skin with a bristled brush. This exfoliates the skin, reducing the presence of unnecessary dead skin cells on your body; however, dry brushing too often or too hard can cause skin irritation and infection. Be sure you know the facts about dry brushing, as well as the best methods, before beginning the process. Keep reading!
How Does it Work and What to Do!?
- Purchase our natural (not synthetic) bristle brush with a long handle so can reach all areas of your body. https://www.mybutterbar.com/collections/body-lotions-oils-butters/products/natural-body-brush or our dry body brush with a strap https://www.mybutterbar.com/products/dry-boar-body-brush-with-strap
- Stand in a bathtub or tiled shower surface.
- Begin brushing by starting at your feet and moving in long sweeping motions toward your heart. Always brush toward your heart.
- Brush several times in each area, overlapping as you go.
- Take care as you brush over more sensitive areas, like breasts. Your skin will become less sensitive the more you dry brush.
- Once you've brushed your entire body, jump in the shower. If you can, alternate between the hottest water temperature you can tolerate to the coldest. This stimulates blood circulation, bringing more blood to the top layers of the skin.
- After getting out of the shower, pat dry skin and apply a natural body oil like our Royal Oil that comes in various fragrance options. https://www.mybutterbar.com/products/royal-oil-various-flavors?variant=16725082049
- Continue to dry brush your entire body every day. Twice a day is recommended for best results. Remember to clean your brush with soap and water once a week. Leave to dry in a clean, sunny spot to avoid any mildew or bacteria to accumulate on your brush.
Benefits of Dry Brushing Your Skin
- You'll exfoliate dead skin.
- It stimulates your lymphatic system.
Dry brushing your skin will kick start your lymphatic system, which helps you remove toxins from the body. The stiffer the bristles on the brush, the better the lymphatic stimulation you’ll create.
- Dry brushing helps to reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Cellulite is simply toxic materials that have accumulated in your body’s fat cells and are trapped, unable to be eliminated from the body. Dry skin brushing helps to break down any trapped toxins from within the body and help your body eliminate them through its usual elimination channels.
- It unclogs pores and de-congests skin.
Dry skin brushing unclogs your skins pores and helps your skin absorb more nutrients. Daily skin brushing promotes healthy, breathing skin. It's a real treat for the largest organ in our bodies!
Dry brushing does affect skin conditions. People with eczema or chronic dry skin should avoid dry brushing as they're more prone to the above complications; however, if you have a condition called keratosis pilaris, in which the skin is inflamed with rough, red bumps, dry brushing could potentially remove the dead skin cells that cause such bumps.