Hello Glow reached out to me to get my thoughts on dry brushing and how to perform it. You can check out the article here:
Dry brushing has been around for centuries. It involves using a special exfoliating brush on dry skin to stimulate your lymphatic system, reduce puffiness, and exfoliate dead skin cells. It is very quick and easy to perform and incorporate into your routine.
Dry brushing increases circulation, promoting the flow of oxygen-rich blood so skin cells can turnover and renew and muscles can recover from injuries more quickly. Dry brushing also improves lymph flow to detoxify the body and exfoliates dead skin cells, resulting in smoother skin. Finally, the very act of lymphatic brushing is meditative and makes us focus on the present.
If you’d like to try dry brushing, use a dry brush on dry skin before going in the shower. Use light, smooth strokes, or you can use circular strokes if you prefer. Start with the arms and move downward toward the heart, then go to the ankles and move the brush upwards toward the heart. Go all the way up to the buttock. On the abdomen and back, brush in a downward motion. A longer handle makes it easier to reach difficult places. After brushing, take a shower and follow with moisturizer. You can perform dry brushing anywhere from one to three times per week. You don’t want to over exfoliate.
If you go over the same area for more than a few strokes you can cause irritation. People with sensitive skin, eczema, psoriasis, or other skin conditions should be careful and listen to their bodies. If the brush feels irritating, discontinue.