Why You Should Dry Brush Your Skin!


Why You Should Dry Brush Your Skin! 

Today’s segment is BEAUTIFUL. I’ve received many questions on dry brushing and am so excited to share this piece I put together to serve as your general FAQ for navigating this healing and holistic practice. Today, I’ll be answering these questions:

  • What is dry brushing?

  • Why is it beneficial?

  • How do you dry brush?

  • Can you dry brush kids?

Grab your pen and paper! We’ll see you below. 

What is dry brushing? 

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In it’s simplest terms, dry brushing is literally how it sounds. Brushing your skin with a dry brush (affiliate link)  generally with strokes going towards the heart. Think of how you would brush your hair. Same thing, but this time it is for your skin. Dry brushing is typically recommended to be complete prior to entering the shower (more on this later)! Start at the tippy top of your toes and work your way up your legs, and so on (again, we’ll get to the EXACT formation of dry brushing soon!) 

Why is it beneficial? 

Dry brushing is beneficial for many reasons. First, it benefits the lymphatic system. As a natural stimulate to the lymphatic system, this brush helps to cleanse out “gunk” and wanted toxins within the body (hello glowing and radiant skin!!) Next, dry brushing helps the skin! Not only will dry brushing help in exfoliating and removing dull, dead skin, but also helps to breakup and combat cellulite.  Lastly, dry brushing helps with your body’s circulation.

How do you dry brush? 

Dry brushing is recommended to be completed prior to taking a shower, preferable first thing in the morning or afternoon. Start with your feet and work your way up towards your heart. Remember, the pressure should be “just right” meaning… not to hard and not too soft. Stroke each section of your body for approximately 10 seconds, then switching to another area. Work your way up your feet to your legs, then abdominal region. From here, you may progress from your hands (to your heart), arms, chest, and face.

Can you dry brush kids? 

Yes! Always chat with your doctor before hand, though.

So, gals… who is excited to dry brush? I am obsessed with this brush. Remember, do your dry brush. Then shower. Then lather up with homemade coconut body butter (recipe here!)  What are your thoughts on dry brushing? I cannot wait to see and hear about your dry brushing journey! Once your brush arrives, make sure you check in with the #blossomingmommyandbaby community using @blossomingmommyandbaby on social media  Proud of you… you little dry brushing queen, you!