I love anything I can do to help lymphatic drainage. It helps detoxify your body, fight inflammation, and promotes blood circulation. You can go out and get a lymphatic draining massage, but if you want to do something at home that won’t cost a lot, dry brushing is a great option.
Dry brushing often is used as a great exfoliation option. That’s why I love to add dry brushing for some extra smooth legs before or after shaving. Just make sure to use your favorite moisturizer or oil afterward. Exfoliating will also help unclog pores, reduce the appearance of ingrown hair, and “strawberry” legs. Dry brushing is also supposed to help reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Like I mentioned before, this is a form of lymphatic drainage which helps reduce inflammation. That’s why after people get a lymphatic draining massage, they look slimmer. Dry brushing also stimulates your nervous system leaving you feeling more energized.
When starting to dry brush, you want to make sure you’re using the right brush and dry brushing at the right time. I love this one that has natural bristles, works amazing. You also want to make sure you dry brush when your skin is completely dry! Having your skin completely dry will help exfoliate your skin better and increases blood circulation. I like to do it before I shower, that way you wash off any remaining dead skin.
Heres the key, you want to make sure all motions are towards your heart. For most of your body, this will be an upwards motion that way you ensure you are pushing all the toxins towards your lymph node. You need to make sure you dry brush your feet and ankles. Usually, people will start at the top of the ankles and up, but starting from your feet will give you that extra boost of energy.
Areas like your chest, stomach, and neck tend to be more sensitive so, you want to go in with a light touch. You want to make sure that when you are dry brushing make sure that it doesn’t hurt! Listen, if dry brushing hurts you or causes bleeding, you might be brushing too harsh or your skin might be too sensitive. If your skin is too sensitive for it, there are plenty of other lymphatic drainage methods that you can do! I will definitely be writing another post to give you some more options.
I have a previous post where I talked about my go-to for smooth soft legs and this is a major step in it. I love how simple it is to add to your daily routine. Try this out and add it to your morning routine. Trust me your skin will feel softer smoother and you will feel energized and a little bit less bloated. I love a simple game changer!
All the love,