Dry body brushing practice is such a simple and easy routine, and also very rewarding. It only takes a couple of minutes usually in the morning as a kick start to your day. Dry body brushing helps to increase circulation and boosts energy, which leaves our skin feeling fresh, and leaves our whole body invigorated. You may also choose to dry brush in the evening, to help yourself relax and unwind before bed.
Why do we dry brush? One reason is to exfoliate your skin, to get rid of the dead skin cells, the second is that it helps to engage the lymphatic system. When we engage the lymphatic system, we are dumping excess trash (toxins). Why do we want to take out the trash? Well for our bodies health and because it’s anti-ageing for our skin, and we all want that, right? It also helps to boost our immune system!
Using long strokes, or some people may prefer to use circular movements, which is OK too. Try both ways, as you will see what feels best for you. Just don’t forget to always brush towards the lymph nodes. Be sure to get the lymph nodes located around the neck, armpits, groin, inner elbows, wrists, behind the knees and ankles.