Let us ask you a question: What is the largest organ in the body? What is one of the most important elimination organs in the body, helping your system to detoxify?

The answer: your skin.

That’s where dry body brushing comes into play. You might think that rubbing your skin for a couple minutes with a dry brush doesn’t have much of an effect, but let us tell you what good it does:

  • It helps shed dead skin cellsdetoxtips_drybrushing
  • It reduces the appearance of cellulite
  • It improves vascular blood circulation and lymphatic drainage, hence it helps the body to release toxins via the skin
  • It rejuvenates the nervous system by stimulating nerve endings in the skin
  • It helps the skin absorb nutrients by eliminating clogged pores

Here’s how it works:

The directions are pretty simple:
  1. Dry body brush on dry skin (before taking a shower).
  2. Work in gentle circular, upward motions.
  3. Always begin at the calves in upwards movements towards the heart – the lymphatic fluid flows through the body towards the heart, so it’s important that you brush in the same direction.
  4. Move up over the legs, thighs, stomach, back, arms and shoulders. Be careful on more sensitive body parts and avoid inflamed/irritated areas.
  5. Shower off the dead skin cells.
  6. Ensure you shower to wash away the dead skin cells and impurities.
  7. Hydrate your skin with a nourishing moisturiser (we love coconut oil).

Dry body brushing is especially beneficial during a cleanse when the body is in the process of shedding lots of toxins. Give it a try during your next cleanse, or experiment with incorporating it into your daily routine. Dry body brushing first thing in the morning can actually set up a perfect day. It allows you to take 5 minutes for yourself, develop a nurturing self-love routine and will leave you feeling happy and ready to attack the day.

Will you give this a try?