Dry-Brushing is a daily massage technique that uses a large stiff brush to scrape across your skin. Most experts recommend dry-brushing in the morning, rather than before bed because they believe it has energizing qualities. Some people use the brush on its own; others put a bit of body oil on it before using it.
These are the benefits of dry brushing:
- Drainage of the Lymphatic System
- Reduces visible cellulite
How to practice Dry Brushing:
- Start from the feet and move up to your body.
- Use a wide, circular and upward motion
- Use a lighter pressure on your skin where it is thin and a harder pressure where your skin is thick.
- Brush your arms after you are done brushing your feet, body and mid-section. Use an upward motion towards your armpits.
- After dry brushing, take a cold shower to get rid of the dry skin.
- Post shower, moisturize your skin with natural oil.
If you have skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis, it is strongly recommended not to dry brush. Also, be aware not to overbrush or brush over open wounds as it may cause infections.