Dry brushing, which is a relatively recent addition to Western skin care practices, has been used in Ayurvedic traditional medicine for centuries. It has been touted as a way to exfoliate the skin, improve blood flow and boost circulation – all of which help give you a beautiful, all-over glow. When you pair body brushing with draining products it can help flush toxins from your system, and you can support radiant and healthy skin as well as improved energy and well-being.


How does dry brushing work?

Body brushing must be done with a dry brush - this is most effective for boosting circulation. Use the brush in slow, small circles on your skin. Start at your ankles, then brush up your legs. Continue to the lower stomach and back. Brush down your arms, then finish by brushing the upper back and shoulders. Do not brush sensitive areas like the chest and face.


What dry brush should I buy?

To see the most benefits, choose an all-natural body brush made without synthetic fibers. The ELEMIS Body Brush is made of natural cactus bristle for the purest brushing experience. The brush not only boosts circulation and lymph flow but removes the build-up of dead skin cells and can help disperse cellulite. With proper care, a high-quality brush will last you years. To keep it in good shape, rinse the brush after every use and hang it to dry.


How dry brushing helps the lymphatic system: Draining and Detoxification

Did you know that the body can shed one pound of waste through the skin every day? If you don't eliminate these toxins, they will be absorbed back into the system. Improve the effects of body brushing by using products that promote detoxification. The ELEMIS Spa At Home Cellutox Active Body Oil can be massaged into skin after you brush to help combat the build-up of toxins while leaving skin soft and smooth. You can also follow the ELEMIS Enhancement Program 3 months detoxification plan, which will cleanse the body of toxins while promoting weight loss and increased energy. And for enhanced detoxification, use the Ionithermie Ampoules A and B, which emulsify fatty deposits and increase circulation to support the dispersal of toxins. Incorporate body brushing and drainage into your skincare routine and promote bright, beautiful and healthy skin.


How does dry body brushing help cellulite?

When it comes to cellulite, the longer it sits there, the more difficult it may be to remove. Dry brushing, according to Ayurvedic theory, helps to gently dissolve cellulite by breaking up fat deposits and preventing new cellulite from appearing because the massage improves circulation in the lymphatic regions that are prone to cellulite.


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