The largest organ in the body, the skin plays a huge role in detoxification and elimination. Dry skin brushing helps to keep the pores in your skin open and thus encourages the elimination of toxins and other metabolic waste products. Dry skin brushing also improves the surface circulation of blood and lymph.
This results in a stronger immune system and an increased ability to bring much needed oxygen and other nutrients to the skin.
The overall benefits of dry skin brushing include, but are not limited to, tighter skin, improved circulation, increased cell renewal, a stronger immune system, and removal of dead skin cells.
What you need:
Using circular counter-clockwise strokes, begin on the soles of the feet and move up around the ankles, calves, thighs, buttocks, abdomen, breasts/chest and back. Then proceed to the palms of the hands, around the wrists and up the arms and shoulders. You should always be brushing toward the heart. The face and inner thighs are sensitive areas and can be avoided.
The brush should not scratch but you should feel some friction against your skin.
Wash your brush in soap and water every one to two weeks to remove any accumulated debris.