Dry Skin brushing is a technique that dates back to ancient times. Almost every indigenous culture has a special technique and substance that they use to dry body brush with. For ancient Greek athletes the tools were called strigiles. As people continue to look for natural, alternative health care practices, dry body brushing is again receiving notice and gaining recognition.
Benefits of Dry Skin Brushing:
invigorates the body and can help boost your mood
exfoliates the skin naturally
increases circulation and blood flow
increases lymph circulation and aids in the removal of toxins from the body
can help reduce the appearance of cellulite
after less than a week, improves the look of the skin producing a healthy glow
can be relaxing to spend a few minutes a day taking care of your body
improves your feelings towards your body
naturally firms and tones the skin without the use of potentially harmful chemicals
inexpensive, natural way to increase your health and beauty at the same time
This is just a short list, but you can see that there are indeed many benefits to dry skin brushing.
The best dry skin brushes are those made of 100% natural vegetable fibers. Your brush should be the stiffest material that you can stand, although skin brushing doesn’t really hurt. In the beginning, some areas of the skin are more sensitive than others but their strength with increase over time. A stiff body brush will insure that you get the most benefit from increasing lymph and blood circulation. The brush should be designed to be used dry and not wet.
While wet brushing can also be used for exfoliation, you will not get the benefits of dry skin brushing because of the way in which the skin stretches when wet.
Dry Skin brushing is truly an excellent homeopathic method of improving your skin and your overall well-being. Dry Skin brushing has been included recently in more body detox programs due to the simplicity and effectiveness of this ancient technique.