Skin & Lymphatic System: Dry Brushing

Detoxification, Home Remedies and Self-Care

I am a big fan of dry brushing. It stimulates the skin and helps move the lymph back to the center of the body to be processed and detoxified. Dry brushing also helps improve circulation and stimulate the nervous system.

Use a firm body brush (I like sisal brushes, but any natural brush will do, even a loofah) to brush your skin softly but vigorously in a circular motion. Start on the feet, first brushing the soles, then the tops and up the legs to the torso. Then brush the palms, the backs of the hands and up the arms to the torso. A long handled brush will help you reach your back. You are always brushing towards the heart. Avoid the face and delicate areas.

Dry skin is sometime sloughed off during this process. This is normal.

Follow-up with a shower and gently towel dry. Moisturize as you normally would.

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