Are you looking for the best way to rejuvenate your skin? Dry brushing is a massage for your body utilizing a bristled brush to help increase circulation, open pores, and exfoliate your skin. While it seems to be one of the many “trends,” dry brushing is an ancient ayurvedic practice.
What are the benefits of dry brushing?
While dry brushing has many benefits, I’ve noticed an increase in energy. For this reason, I typically do my dry brushing in the morning right before I shower and relish the feeling all day. By exfoliating the dry skin, my pores are clear, and my skin feels smooth and firm. I attribute an overall health and wellness practice, including dry brushing, to help increase Lymphatic Drainage.
Dry brushing has made me more aware of my skin. Before you begin your practice, take a good look at all areas of your skin to see if there are areas you need to avoid and to monitor your changes.
Who makes the best dry brush?
OSEA, of course! I LOVE everything about Osea. Osea, a family-owned business, was the first company to sign The Compact for Global Production of Safe Health and Beauty Products in 2020. Their mission is to ensure products are free of chemicals known or strongly suspected of causing cancer, mutation, or congenital disabilities. Osea products are all plant-based, gluten-free, and cruelty-free. (Learn More)
How to dry brush.
- Starting at the feet, brush upward to the knee. Make your way to your thigh, continuously brushing upward. Don’t be shy. Get your WHOLE leg!
- Repeat with your arms. Start at your hands and work upward toward your shoulder.
- On the stomach and armpits, brush in a circular clockwise pattern.
- Repeat the process on the back. Bonus, this is also a great shoulder stretch.
- Brush outward along the chest towards the armpit to assist in circulation flowing toward the armpit lymph.
- Follow up with a shower and add your favorite body oil. My favorite is Osea’s Undaria Algae Body Oil.
Remember to start slowly and build your skin’s tolerance. Begin with once every couple of weeks and progress to one or two times a week. You might start with just a dab of lotion on your brush in the beginning. You shouldn’t need to go over any area with more than two swipes.
Keep your brush clean. Gently wash with soap. Rinse well. Set the brush out to dry. Don’t let your brush sit in wet or damp spaces. Don’t share your brush with others.