How and Why You Should Start Dry Brushing [from Province Apothecary]

I have been dry brushing consistently for the last 6 years. Unless I am short on time I basically always dry brush before I bathe. As a dedicated dry bush-er, my brush collection is well established. I am the proud owner of about 5 different brushes that serve different purpose (a couple for full body, feet and bikini), but really you only need one to do the trick!

Today I am sharing an article from the Province Apothecary team that breaks down the ins and outs of dry bushing and why you should include this wonderful practice, that is perfect for lymphatic drainage, in your beauty routine.

Dry Brushing

As the body’s largest organ, your skin takes on the task of getting rid of toxins, but it can always do with a helping hand. Dry brushing every morning before you jump in the shower gets the blood flowing, helps you detoxify and makes your skin feel great. It can also add a healthy glow. 

Here’s how we like to do it, step-by-step:

  1. Start brushing from the feet and upwards along the legs in long, smooth strokes. For lymph flow, I always brush toward the heart/chest area where the lymph system drains
  2. Repeat the same process with the arms, starting with the palms of the hands and brushing up the arm toward the heart.
  3. I then repeat the process on my abdomen and back and my face with a more delicate brush.

Gentle is best! A soft and smooth stroke is the way to go. Don't brush so far as to create redness or irritation.

Some of the benefits you can expect from dry brushing include the following:

  • Stimulate Lymphatic System
  • Exfoliation
  • Increase Circulation
  • Reduce Cellulite
  • Stress Relief
  • Improve Digestion and Kidney Function

We suggest lathering up in some oil or natural moisturizer after the shower to improve your skin's hydration and texture.

Give it a try and let us know how you feel! You can pick up a Dry Brush at most local health stores.

Photo source images via  Pintrest .

Photo source images via Pintrest.

I was honoured to have been featured in Province Apothecary's "Women We Admire" series. Check out the article here to read my top 5 skin care tips, my morning routine, and the foods I recommend for healthy, vibrant skin! 

Read about my recent visit and treatment at Province Apothecary on my Toronto Love page here and learn about the benefits of Aromatherapy from Province Apothecary on my Beauty Page too!

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Much love,


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