Dry body brushing stimulates the lymphatic system which helps to detoxify the body.
It exfoliates the skin, increasing cellular turnover and stimulates circulation to improve skin health.
What is Dry Body Brushing?
Dry body brushing is a special type of skin brushing. It involves a dry massage (on fresh, clean and dry skin — no oils or lotions involved) with a brush, sponge or glove, and is designed to help refresh skin, stimulate the lymphatic system and enhance blood circulation.
Benefits of Dry Body Brushing
Body brushing is said to have a wide range of benefits for our skin and bodies — here are just a few of the top benefits!
Exfoliation - the gently abrasive bristles can help to buff away dry and dead skin cells on the skin's surface, leaving behind fresh skin. It's also known to help target blocked pores and keratosis pilaris (those annoying bumps on arms) and is a great way to get rid of ingrown hair. On top of all that, dry body brushing is also amazing for prepping skin before fake tan application — the best time to do this is the day before you plan to apply a fresh fake tan.
Lymphatic drainage and circulation - the stimulating action of body brushing is said to be a great way to help assist the lymphatic system. Lymph is actually fluid in our bodies that works to remove toxins and waste and is closely tied to our blood circulation. Dry body brushing may help to boost the lymphatic system by stimulating and encouraging blood flow — basically, this massage can help to get things moving again!
Cellulite - thanks to its ability to help support the lymphatic system and circulation, dry body brushing can also be great for targeting cellulite. Cellulite can appear as the result of fatty deposits in connective tissue, so while it can't get rid of cellulite completely, dry body brushing can work to help break down deposits and eliminate excess fluid as part of its lymphatic massage, reducing the appearance of cellulite and leaving your skin more firm, tight, plump and smooth.
It can also help with energy levels - the increase in circulation will leave you feeling totally buzzed and energetic.