Caravan Sonnet: Step-By-Step Guide to Dry Brushing


Step-By-Step Guide to Dry Brushing

Almost four years ago I wrote a Thursday Health Thoughts Post on the Benefits of Dry Brushing. (You can find the post by clicking HERE if you would like to read more about the amazing health benefits of this important and simple wellness trick!) One question that I continually get emailed about though is how to exactly dry brush so today I wanted to share a simple Step-By-Step Guide to Dry Brushing. 

To get started follow these simple steps and spend less than 5 minutes a day getting amazing health benefits!

1. Purchase a natural bristle brush.
I purchased mine from Target (which can also be found on Amazon HERE) and use the Yerba Prima brush (see picture above). One of the things that I love about this brush is that it has a long handle so that all parts of my body are easy to reach but the handle can also detatch to make travel easier. These brushes can be bought in different places but I have found Target to be the cheapest and I pay about $5-$8 (depending if they are on sale). I change out my brush every three months so that I can continue to reap the health benefits.

2. To begin to stand in the bathtub (to catch the falling skin).

3. Begin by brushing at your feet and moving in long and circular motions towards your heart. 
It is important to always brush toward your heart - not away from it!

4. Brush several times over each area, gently overlapping as you go.

5. Be gentle- especially at the beginning.
The feel of dry brushing can be a little strange to get used to, especially if you have sensitive skin like I do. Take your time, be gentle and I promise that in a few weeks you will not even notice anything but your extra soft skin!

6 Dry Brush at least once a day.
For increased health benefits I dry brush twice a day, but make sure you dry brush at least once a day!

7. After you have finished dry brushing have a routine. 
My routine is pretty simple but I like to dry brush in the morning before I go for my walk or excercise. As I read a lot of research this helps to increase the release of toxins. After I come back I jump in the shower and I like to alternate between hot and cold water to get my lymphatic system even more. In the evening I like to dry brush before bed to help continue to detox out the toxins from the day. Pick a routine that works well for you and within a short amount of time you will start to notice the amazing health benefits that come with adding this simple wellness tip into your life!

If you are a visual person like myself, here is a simple picture to help you with dry brush directions: 

Do you dry brush? Have you experienced the benefits that I mentioned in my post from years ago? Are there any tips that you have found helpful when dry brushing? I hope you have a wonderful Thursday y'all! 

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  1. This is incredible! I've been wanting to try it but had no idea how to properly do it!

    1. I am so glad that it is helpful Jessica!! I hope that you love it as much as I do!
      Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave a comment! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
      p.s. I wish I could have replied directly back to you but unfortunately you are a "no reply blogger". I hope to connect with you more in the future!

  2. I started dry brushing recently to help get my lymphatic system moving and I do it just before getting into the dry infared sauna. It seems to help me start sweating faster and more profusely! I also found that, due to neurological issues associated with Lyme, my hands don't work the way they used to and I drop things a lot, like the brush. My therapist suggested using exfoliating gloves, so that I wouldn't have to grip and keep hold of anything. They work great, although I still have to use the brush for my back. The picture you posted is AWESOME! I may print that and post it near the sauna!