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Benefits of Dry Skin Brushing

You may have heard of dry brushing, and you may know you want to do it as part of your skin care routine. What you may not appreciate are the amazing benefits of this technique. You may know that it removes dry skin, but you may not know of its other benefits. Well, here are some of the benefits of dry skin brushing to consider.

Lymphatic Drainage

One of the key benefits of dry skin brushing occurs with the lymphatic system. This is an important benefit because the lymphatic system helps remove cellular waste. Dry skin brushing helps open the cells, facilitates the removal of waste products from dead skin cells, detoxifies and helps with skin and cellular renewal. It helps to decongest the skin by opening up blocked pores and ridding the body of toxins; allowing the skin’s pores to be stimulated and rejuvenated.


Dry skin brushing boosts circulation. Poor circulation can cause a number of problems including a buildup of dry skin cells of fat repositories in certain areas. Improved circulation through dry skin brushing will help stimulate skin cells just like with the lymphatic system. This increased circulation helps with the removal of metabolic waste from the body which can help the skin distribute natural oils making the skin softer and smoother over time. The mid to long-term effect of regular skin brushing will be radiant and toned skin all over and a reduction in the appearance of cellulite.


Simply stated, cellulite is the bane of many women’s lives, mine no exception. If you happen to be one of those who do not have a cellulite problem then lucky you! However, regular dry skin brushing will help improve the appearance of cellulite by stimulating the distribution of fat cells and encouraging dispersal, so to speak. Be aware that dry skin brushing is not a cure for cellulite but it will certainly help minimize its appearance.

Stress Relief

Another main benefit of dry skin brushing is stress relief. The act of dry brushing stimulates the skin and helps release tension without needing a hard or deep tissue massage. Not that I am advocating against massages! Taking a shower right after dry brushing provides even greater stress and tension relief. Ideally, you would follow all of that with something equally relaxing like alone time or doing something that puts you in a state of tranquil.

In addition to the benefits already mentioned, I find dry skin brushing extremely therapeutic and calming and have practiced it off and on for over 20 years since I was first introduced to the technique by my colonic therapist.

Dry brushing will benefit anyone including those with mild to moderate skin irritation and issues. If you have more serious issues, you may want to consult a doctor before starting the dry brushing technique as a routine.


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