Dry brushing is a beauty/health technique that has been around for centuries. It originated in Finland and later spread all across Europe.
Growing up in Germany, my mom was a huge fan of dry brushing, cold showers, and saunas. Early on she taught me about the many benefits of dry body brushing, and during my younger years, dry brushing was part of my daily routine.
Not sure what happened (I guess life got in the way) but once I had kids, dry body brushing was replaced by a million other things. It wasn’t until recently that I started this routine again. And I love it. Why did I ever stop!
Dry body brushing offers so many benefits – there’s no reason not to do it. It’s quick, inexpensive and so good for you. All you need is a brush.
Always start with your feet. Move upwards to the legs, thighs, stomach, hands, arms and shoulders before arriving at the heart.
Arms: Brush from the right hand back to the shoulder, then the inside to the armpit, then switch arms.
Abdominal, chest, back and butt, brush circular clockwise.
Those who want can also massage cheeks, chin, nose and forehead gently with a special face brush in a circular motion.
Brush using long strokes and avoid random and back-and-forth strokes.
After dry body brushing, take a shower to wash off the dead skin.
Best time to brush is before your morning shower. Brushing invigorates and gets your blood circulation going. It wakes you up and gives you more energy for the day ahead.
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