Massage & Dry Body Brush
This hand-held option is perfect for the days you feel like dry brushing and the days you just want to remove dead skin in the shower. Also, our top pick for travel. We don’t recommend you use this on your face. This is a good second dry brush or for those who like to dry brush a few times a week. This is a good brush for sensitive or Kapha oily skin.
Dry body brushing helps shed dead skin cells resulting in smoother and brighter skin. It also stimulates blood circulation and lymphatic drainage.
The traditional Ayurvedic dry massage is called garshana. The ideal time to use the dry brush is in the morning before showering.
This brush has medium bristles, ideal for regular dry brushing or shower exfoliation.
Vegan bristle dry brush is made of sisal and wood.
- Improved muscle tone
- Enhanced skin health, ‘glowing’ skin
- Decreased physical effects of stress
- Helps to enhance metabolism and thus helps to regulate weight
- Encourages the removal of ama (toxins)
- Improves circulation
- Helps to fight and remove cellulite
Dry brushing also stimulates your nervous system leaving you feeling invigorated. Be sure not to brush too hard, you don't want to irritate or tear the skin.
How to Dry Brush:
1. Prep Your Bathroom. Dry brush upon awakening in the morning before showering. Dry brush in the shower, or on a towel, in the bathroom to collect dry skin.
2. General Rules of Thumb. Apply medium pressure so that you can feel the movement, but not scratch the skin. You always dry brush towards your heart to help get the lymph moving upward. Once you get above the heart, on the neck, move strokes in a downward motion towards the heart.
3. Feet and Legs. Begin at the feet with long sweeping motions moving towards the heart. Move along each limb on its own, repeating strokes 2-3 times on both the front and the back of the legs. Use shorter motions when working around joints like knees and elbows
4. Stomach. Use light circular, clockwise motions. Repeat 3-4 times at a slow-to-moderate pace.
5. Arms. Starting with the hands make your way upward toward the shoulders. Repeat strokes 2-3 times on both the front and the backs of the arms.
6. Neck and Heart. Start at the jaw line and very lightly move toward the chest. Repeat strokes 2-3 times on each side. Complete by drawing light circles around the heart.
7. Shower and Hydrate. Always take a shower post dry brushing to remove dead skin. Hydrate with body oil to ensure your body is moisturized to replenish the new layer on the surface of the skin.
Care: Be sure to change your dry brush every 4-5 months.