Ultimate Guide To DryBrushing - By NadineAmanduh

Ultimate Guide To DryBrushing

Drybrushing is exactly what it sounds like… brushing the skin in a particular pattern with a dry brush, usually before showering.
In drybrushing, the skin is typically brushed toward the heart, starting at the feet and hands and brushing toward the chest.

Quick Guide to Drybrushing

Benefits of dry brushing:
Drybrushing is exactly what it sounds like… brushing the skin in a particular pattern with a dry brush, usually before showering.

Lymphatic Support

The lymphatic system is a major part of the body’s immune system. It is made up of organs and lymph nodes, ducts and vessels that transport lymph throughout the body. Many of these lymph vessels run just below the skin and proponents of dry brushing claim that brushing the skin regularly helps stimulate the normal lymph flow within the body and help the body detoxify itself naturally.

Drybrushing helps in exfoliation

This benefit is often noticed the first time a person dry brushes. The process of running a firm, natural bristled brush over the skin helps loosen and remove dead skin cells, naturally exfoliating skin. I noticed much softer skin in the first few days and weeks after I started dry brushing and my skin has stayed soft. Drybrushing is one of the simplest and most natural ways to exfoliate skin.

Clean Pores

The added benefit of exfoliating the skin, is clearing oil, dirt and residue from the pores. Though it isn’t recommended to drybrush the face unless you have a special, more delicate brush, drybrushing helps improve pores on the rest of the body.


Cellulite Help

Though the evidence is anecdotal, I’ve found many accounts of people who claimed that regular drybrushing greatly helped their cellulite. I talked about this and my other cellulite remedies here. There isn’t much research to back the cellulite claims, but dry brushing feels great and makes skin softer, so there isn’t really any downside to trying it!

Increased Energy and Blood Flow

I wouldn’t recommend drybrushing at night because it tends to give me a rush of energy. One theory is that because it increases circulation, it also increases energy. Either way, drybrushing is part of my morning routine.

The directions are pretty simple:

Start on dry skin before bathing.
Work in gentle circular, upward motions, then longer, smoother strokes.
Always begin at the ankles in upwards movements towards the heart – the lymphatic fluid flows through the body towards the heart, so it’s important that you brush in the same direction.
Your back is the only exception to the preceding rule; brush from the neck down to the lower back.Ensure you shower to wash away the dead skin cells and impurities.

Tip: alternating temperatures in the shower from hot to cold will further invigorate the skin and stimulate blood circulation, bring more blood to the outer layers of the skin. Then follow it up with a slick moisturizer to nourish the skin (personally, I’m a fan of coconut oil). Give it a go for 30 consecutive days and your body will love you for it!

Miranda Kerr says:
“You can do it before or after a shower, I like to do it after the shower. It makes your skin super smooth.”


Elle Macpherson has commented that she loves her special dry brush. Which is made of natural bristles and helps her exfoliate regularly. She admits that she uses it daily as part of her beauty regime. “My three beauty secrets are: exfoliation, exfoliation, exfoliation. Increasing circulation, ridding the body of dead skin cells, nourishing, renewing. My Rotating Dry Brush uses natural bristles from the Agave plant native to Mexico. So it’s firm but gentle on the skin. I use it top to toe every day without fail. Moisturize and then drink 3-litres of water to hydrate from the inside.”

So what should you do immediately after drybrushing?

While your pores are opening and shedding dead skin cells. Beasse says it’s best to replenish the skin with essential vitamins and smoothing acids. This help lock in moisture and enhance luminosity.

As for me, I’ve been drybrushing for almost a week now. And I do that before I shower. And I noticed that my skin is much smooth when I lather my soap on my skin.

I honestly think that dry brushing exfoliates my skin better than the typical body scrubs. Though I love the body scrub feels during shower. So I guess it wouldn’t hurt if I try dry brushing and scrubbing. 🙂
That’s it about drybrushing and I hope you guys find it convincing enough to try. You can do further research about it too.

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