Living Smart Skin Care

I Tried Dry Skin Brushing & My Skin Is Smiling

Have you ever tried Dry Brushing you skin? I have been trying this technique for the past three days and I can feel a difference in my skin. This past weekend, I went to my husbands family reunion and we started joking about how ashy my husbands legs were while we at the beach. His aunt Martha is a health guru! She eats and only uses all natural things on her body – so you know I love my talks with her. I just soak it in. She mentioned he needs to dry brush his skin. I asked what is that? And it started from there. (There is a video at the end of this blog showing you how to do this!) By the way, his aunt is 54 and skin is so smooth and soft and she definitely doesn’t look her age. Not a wrinkle anywhere!She takes awesome care of herself.

skin brushDry brushing involves rubbing the skin with a dry natural bristle brush. The process, which can be gentle or rough, may help slough off some dead skin cells.

The Benefits Of Dry Skin Brushing• Dry skin brushing helps to shed dead skin cells, which can help improve skin texture and cell renewal.

• Dry skin brushing increases circulation to skin, encouraging your body’s discharge of metabolic wastes, which greatly aids the lymphatic drainage of the entire body. When the body rids itself of toxins, it is able to run more efficiently in all areas.
• Dry skin brushing also helps to tighten the skin because it increases the flow of blood. Increasing the circulation to the skin can also help lessen the appearance of cellulite.
• Dry skin brushing stimulates the lymph canals to drain toxic mucoid matter into the colon, thereby purifying the entire system. This enables the lymph to perform its house-cleaning duties by keeping the blood and other vital tissues detoxified. After several days of dry brushing, you may notice the gelatinous mucoid material in your stools.
• Dry skin brushing helps with muscle tone and more even distribution of fat deposits.
• Dry skin brushing also rejuvenates the nervous system by stimulating nerve endings in the skin.
• Dry skin brushing helps your skin to absorb nutrients by eliminating clogged pores. Healthy, breathing skin contributes to overall body health.
• Individuals who sit at a computer screen all day long will particularly take pleasure in the benefits of skin brushing. People who have inactive lifestyles or jobs usually experience stiff and sore necks and shoulders that reach even into their arms and down their spines and into their lower backs. Increased blood flow begins entering the areas brushed and you will experience an increase in electromagnetic energy that permits you to feel energized and invigorated.

How to Get Started With Your Skin Brushing Regimen

1. Purchase a natural, NOT a synthetic, bristle brush. (vegetable bristle)
2. Purchase a brush with a long handle, so that you are able to reach all areas of your body. Best-case scenario would be one that had a removable head with a strap for your hand.
3. Skin brushing should be performed once a day, preferably first thing in the morning. If you are feeling ill, please do it twice a day until you feel better.
4. Skin brushing should be performed prior to your bath or shower and your body dry and naked.
5. Begin brushing your skin in long sweeping strokes starting from the bottom of your feet upwards, and from the hands towards the shoulders, and on the torso in an upward direction. Always brush towards the heart. Try and brush several times in each area, over-lapping as you go.
6. Avoid sensitive areas and anywhere the skin is broken.

7. After brushing your skin, rinse off in the shower. Paavo Airola, author of Swedish Beauty Secrets, recommends alternating temperatures in the shower from hot to cold. This will further invigorate the skin and stimulate blood circulation, bring more blood to the outer layers of the skin.
8. After getting out of the shower, dry off vigorously and massage your skin with pure plant oil, such as almond, jojoba, sesame or coconut.

9. Don’t forget to clean your skin brush using soap and water once a week. After rinsing, dry your skin brush in an open, sunny spot to prevent mildew.

10. For a thorough lymphatic cleansing, perform skin brushing daily for a minimum of three months



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  • [email protected]
    June 13, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    I never heard of this before and it’s so right on time for me. My skin is always dry, partly because I don’t drink enough water.
    But now I want to invest in a brush like this!

  • [email protected]
    June 13, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    I never heard of this before and it’s so right on time for me. My skin is always dry, partly because I don’t drink enough water.
    But now I want to invest in a brush like this!

  • Meghan @JaMonkey
    June 13, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    ‘oh cool, I’ll have to try this!

    June 13, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    I’m always up for trying something natural 😉 Thanks for sharing this technique with us! You were so thorough that you covered everything AND made a believer out of me. Going to buy a brush this weekend.
    But what we’re all wondering is… did your husband try it??

  • BernettaStyle
    June 13, 2012 at 4:23 pm
    Nope! He sure didn’t! I asked him about it last night. He just laughed and said, “Naw! I’ll pass!” But yet he was rubbing my legs all night!

  • Cam | Bibs and Baubles
    June 13, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    don’t think i’d heard of this before but it makes total sense. i already have the brush. just need to get to it!

  • Mimi
    June 14, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    I’ve never heard of this technique but it makes total sense.

    I am going to try this. I am obsessed with my skin yet I do nothing to make it better!

    I did just buy some pure coconut oil and it is working wonders.

  • Valerie
    February 21, 2013 at 10:17 am

    I actually believe that having great skin is one of the great coconut oil benefits that I have ever experienced. Ever since I used it a year ago, I’m really glad with the results and its great effects on my skin.