We talk about this A LOT in clinic to our clients.
Dry body brushing is an effective way to exfoliate dry skin and helps you to detoxify by increasing blood circulation and promoting lymph flow/drainage. For example, here you can see the first two images of a client who has had her initial breast study done, the bottom two are images from the same client taken at her three month follow up breast study who started body brushing after her first appointment.
So we can see the difference a few minutes every morning can make to your lymphatic system.
Dry brushing can unclog pores in the exfoliation process and also stimulates your nervous system, which can make you feel invigorated afterwards.
How to do it:
Always start on dry skin using a natural bristled brush, you start from the feet/ankles and work your way upwards in long fluid strokes on limbs and circular motions on torso and back – always move in an upward direction towards your heart. A light pressure is all you need.
Best time to dry brush is just before a shower – you can then wash off any dead skin cells and flaky skin. Make sure you apply lotion afterwards to put moisture back into your skin