First, what is dry brushing?
Want to unclog your pore? Promote lymph flow and drainage? Dry brushing is for you! This wonder ritual unclogs pores, which makes it easier for the body to sweat and eliminate toxins in your system. It also helps detoxify your skin by increasing blood circulation and promoting lymph flow/drainage.
Where did dry brushing start?
While dry brushing is super popular now, it’s not new. It actually has been practiced for over 3,000 years in India. The technique started in Ayurvedic medicine, as a holistic healing system.
How long does it take to notice a difference with dry brushing?
You might notice a difference after the first session, but for most, you need to give it two weeks. This definitely takes time and effort — it's not an instant result kind of thing. Try to think of it as you time or a little meditation ritual to add into your day.
How often should I dry brush?
While it is safe to do daily, it's definitely not recommended. The last thing you want to do is over-brush and negate all the good stuff you're doing for your skin. Once or twice a week should be sufficient enough to see and feel results.
The most common side effect is irritated skin. This is more likely to happen if you are brushing too hard, too often, or if your skin is especially sensitive. While your skin may be a bit pink after a session, you most definitely don't want to see redness or abrasions on the skin.
Step by step guide to dry brushing:
Start with a great dry brush, we recommend the SacredLady Dry Brush. This dry brush is made with natural boar bristles—firm but not scratchy!
Begin with your feet and move up your body.
Brush your skin using wide, circular, clockwise motions.
Use light pressure in areas where your skin is thin and harder pressure on thicker skin, like the soles of your feet.
Brush your arms after you have brushed your feet, legs, and midsection.
After your shower, dry off and then use an oil base moisturizer like SacredNaked Body Oil. SacredNaked is super high absorbing so it doesn’t leave an oily residue. You can do from dry brush, to oil, to clothed and not skip a beat.
The best time of day to create circulation is in the morning. Sometimes you are moving toxins and stagnation in the body, so it's best to do it in the morning before a shower or bath.
Here's a simple guide to how to do the brush steps!