Health and Lifestyle

Benefits of Dry Brushing

March 31, 2015

While we’re all hard at work getting our beach bodies ready for summer it’s important to give our skin a little TLC too. The Dry Brushing technique is a quick, easy and effective way to smooth and renew your skin with many added health benefits – why wouldn’t you take 5 minutes out of your morning routine to do this?

Dry brushing is exactly how it sounds; Brushing your skin with a dry brush in a specific pattern. By doing this your skin instantly becomes a lot smoother and softer. Dry brushing also helps reduce cellulite, unclog pores are re-congests skin while also stimulating your lymphatic system which removes unwanted toxins from the body.

While working out is great for the body and mind unfortunately it can also lead to clogged pores on our body. Dry brushing also assists in clearing out dirt and oil caused by sweat. The technique helps to remove dead skin cells leaving room for new cells to form for a brighter and renewed appearance.

The-Body-Shop-Cactus-Body-BrushDry brushing can be done at any time of day but we suggest doing it first thing in the morning to awaken your skin before you shower. Our current favourite is The Body Shop’s cactus brush which retails for CA$15.00.

How to use:

Start by brushing your feet and move in long circular motions towards your heart. Be sure to always brush inwards because lymphatic fluid flows through the body towards the heart.

Repeat this same process with your arms and then abdomen brushing each section in the circular motion about 10 times.  Your back is an exception to the rules: start at the neck and brush down.


For first time “Dry brushers”, start lightly and build resistance to the brush. You want to awaken skin, not harm it! If it still feels a bit too rough, apply a bit of coconut oil to your skin to ease up the pressure.

Have you ever tried Dry brushing? We’d love to hear about your experience!

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