The Dry Brush Method

How to Dry Brush

Dry brushing can be done daily over the whole body, preferably in the morning before showering. Start with a gentle brush and soft pressure. Work up to a firmer brush and more firm pressure over time.

1. Starting at the feet, brush the bottoms of your feet and up your legs in long, smooth strokes. Brush each section of skin 10 times. For lymph flow, always brush toward the heart/chest area where the lymph system drains.

2. As a good rule of thumb, always brush toward the center of the body.

3. Repeat the same process with the arms, start by raising your arm up over head, begin with the palms of the hands and brushing down toward the arm pits, across the arm pits in a gentle circular, clockwise motion and towards the heart. Again, brush each section of skin 10 times.

4. Then repeat the process on your abdomen, using a gentle, circular clockwise motion and repeat on your back.

Note: Don’t brush too hard! A soft , smooth and gentle stroke works best. Your skin will be slightly pink after brushing, but it should never be red or sting. If it hurts at all, use less pressure!

5. Brush before showering and use Body Bliss Body Lotion after showering.

6. Replace the brush every 6-12 months as the bristles will eventually wear out. I also recommend washing the brush every few weeks to remove dead skin cells.

A Warning for Sensitive Skin: Always pay attention to what works for you and your body. If you have sensitive skin or a history of eczema or other skin conditions, this is one health habit you may want to skip because aggressive skin brushing could irritate sensitive skin over time. However, as long as you don’t ignore warning signs like discomfort, itchiness, redness, or pain and the brushing is done the right way, a dry brushing session benefits most people. In short, avoid sensitive areas, don’t use overly firm bristles, and stop if bothersome symptoms occur.

Read all about the Benefits of Dry Brushing here.

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