Benefits of Dry Brushing

March 13, 2019

Creating routines or habits which support self-love or self-care are extremely important. We spend so much time taking care of other people, our jobs, our daily tasks, but we likely aren’t spending enough time on ourselves.

Although a nutritious and nourishing diet is imperative to keeping oneself healthy and vibrant, the small acts of self-love we can bestow upon ourselves can really help nourish your mind-body connection. When we feel good about ourselves, we tend to want to make better life choices, better food choices and generally choose a path which supports us living life to it’s fullest.

I hear you! Life is busy and the last thing you need is another “to-do” item on your long list. But just a few minutes even a couple of times a week will leave you feeling buffed, fresh and glowy. It can become a really nice few minutes you commit to yourself to honour your body and all that it does for you. It’s like a form of loving-kindness meditation for yourself. You are worth it, and most definitely deserve it, trust me!

Now, if self-love isn’t a good enough reason! Here are a few more reasons why you should hop on the dry brushing routine.

Benefits of Dry Brushing

  • Exfoliates dry skin, especially during the winter months, leaving you with fresh and bright skin.
  • It helps with circulation and lymphatic drainage, encouraging your body to remove toxins
  • Un-clogs pores and helps your skin absorb more nutrients (think about those nourishing oils you will use after!)
  • Helps evenly distribute fat deposits (think, more even and toned all over)

A Few Helpful Tips to Get You Started

  • Always brush towards the heart
  • Work in long strokes or large circular movements
  • Start at the ankles and work your way up your body, don’t forget your armpits!
  • Finish with your favourite moisturizer or oil
  • Start with once a week and work your way up to every other day, or even daily

Just a few minutes before your shower and a good dry brush is all you need to incorporate this worthwhile act of love for yourself. Enjoy!

 

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Joanna Haines

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Calgary

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