What is Body Dry Brushing?
Body dry brushing is a skincare technique that involves using a dry brush with natural bristles or dry gloves to gently massage and exfoliate the skin. It involves brushing the skin in a specific pattern, following the natural lymphatic drainage pathway.
Body dry brushing has been a part of various traditional healing and wellness practices in different cultures around the world.
Dry brushing has been particularly prevalent in Ayurvedic medicine, an ancient holistic healing system originating in India.
Ayurveda emphasizes the importance of skin health and detoxification, and dry brushing is considered a beneficial technique within this system.
How Does Body Dry Brushing work?
Our skin, being the largest organ of the body, plays a crucial role in eliminating toxins and pollutants that can potentially lead to diseases. In fact, it is estimated that the skin's pores
eliminate up to half a kilogram of pollutants every day!
Dry brushing accelerates the body's natural detoxification process through
- the stimulation of lymphatic and blood circulation,
- gentle exfoliation,
- and the clearing of pores.
In practical terms, this translates to the swift removal of toxins from your body, smoother skin with diminished cellulite, and a more uniform complexion.
What are the benefits of body dry brushing?
Body dry brushing offers several potential benefits for the skin and overall well-being. Here are three main benefits associated with this practice:
One of the primary benefits of body dry brushing is exfoliation. By gently brushing the skin's surface, dry brushing helps remove dead skin cells, promoting a smoother and softer skin texture. Regular exfoliation can enhance the skin's radiance and promote a more youthful appearance.
Improved circulation and lymphatic drainage
Dry brushing stimulates blood circulation and lymphatic flow. The gentle brushing motion helps to invigorate the skin and underlying tissues, increasing blood flow and the removal of toxins through the lymphatic system. Improved circulation contributes to a healthy glow, smoother skin, reduced cellulite, and reduced ingrown hair.
Energising and invigorating effect
Body dry brushing has an energising effect on the body and mind. The act of brushing stimulates nerve endings in the skin, which promotes a feeling of rejuvenation and vitality. It’s a great morning routine to help wake up the body and provide a sense of refreshment before your shower.
Sustainably made in Poland
The Two Body Dry brushes
are handmade in Poland,
using biodegradable natural bristles,
using FSC wood,
using certified OEKO tex cotton.
The Silk Gloves
are also handmade of 100% raw silk,
only using the purest silk.
Both the brush and gloves come with a tutorial card, and free online tutorials that clearly explain how to use them.
Once you’ve learned how to use the body brush or the gloves, you’ll soon start to see skin benefits, such as smoother firmer and healthier skin, reduced cellulite, more mental and physical energy in the morning.
3 tools with 3 different strengths that all come with free online tutorials
BODY DRY BRUSH
For strong healthy skins looking for an invigorating feeling in the morning focusing on cellulite in the lower body.
BODY DRY BRUSH
Perfect strength for most skin types to stimulate the lymphatic system in the morning, boost blood circulation, and gently exfoliate the skin.
SOFT RAW SILK GLOVES
Ideal for sensitive skin due to their gentle and non-abrasive nature. The fine silk fibres provide a mild exfoliating effect, promote blood circulation and lymphatic drainage without irritating the skin.
How to decide which tool is best me?
If you have a healthy strong skin, and would mainly like an invigorating feeling focusing on your leg and bum in the morning then go for the strong strength long bristles brush. The exceptionally long bristles that provide a pleasant invigorating body massage, gently bending on the skin during the massage.
If you have a normal skin, and would like to use the brush for a full lymphatic drainage morning ritual, focusing on all the areas of your body excluding the face, then go for the medium strength natural short bristles. This brush has the perfect strength for body dry brushing.
For those with sensitive skin who prefer a more gentle touch in the morning, our silk gloves are the ideal option. Their soft texture provides a soothing and delicate experience, allowing for a milder and comforting start to your day. Their use come from the traditional Ayurvedic technique called "Garshana." Garshana is a Sanskrit word that translates to "friction" or "rubbing," and it involves using these raw silk gloves for exfoliation and massage.
GET THE MOST OUT OF BODY BRUSHING
Get any of the brushes, and get 20% off on our raw silk gloves plus access to our free body dry brushing online tutorials.
Sérénité Ritual’s School
The Art of Body Dry Brushing
In this video series, Sakina shows you how to use these two body brushes and silk gloves properly. Within just 30 minutes, you’ll have the confidence to use your body dry brushes or silk gloves the correct way, by yourself, so can start seeing results as quickly as possible.
Not only can you follow along with the video tutorials at your own pace, but you’ll have Sakina standing by to answer any body dry brush questions you have by email.
Your Body Dry Brushing Questions. Answered
So, you’ve heard about body dry brushing, and you’ve got some questions—it’d be worrying if you didn’t!
Click on a question below to find the answer. If you can’t find the information you’re looking for here, please submit a question in the form at the bottom of this page.
How often should I body brush?
We recommended to body brush once a day, preferably in the morning, before your shower.
Can anyone body brush?
Body brushing is generally safe for most individuals, but those with certain skin conditions or sensitivities like the one listed below, should consult a dermatologist or healthcare professional before starting. We recommend using the silk gloves rather than the body brush if you have sensitive skin.
List of Contraindications for Body Dry Brushing
1. Open Wounds or Cuts: Avoid dry brushing over open wounds, cuts, or abrasions as it can further irritate the skin and may introduce infections.
2. Skin Infections: If you have any existing skin infections, like fungal or bacterial infections, it's advisable to refrain from dry brushing those areas.
3. Severe Skin Conditions: People with severe skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, or dermatitis should consult a healthcare professional before dry brushing, as it may exacerbate these conditions.
4. Varicose Veins: Be cautious around varicose veins, as vigorous brushing may cause discomfort or damage to the veins. Brush gently in these areas, or avoid them altogether.
5. Sunburned Skin: Avoid dry brushing on sunburned or extremely sensitive skin, as it can be painful and hinder the healing process.
6. Hypersensitive Skin: Individuals with extremely sensitive skin should be cautious when dry brushing, as it can potentially cause irritation.
7. Recent Surgical Sites: Avoid dry brushing over recent surgical sites or incisions, as it may hinder the healing process and cause discomfort.
8. Inflammatory Skin Conditions: If you have any acute inflammatory skin conditions, it's best to consult a healthcare professional before dry brushing.
With any purchase of our brushes or raw silk gloves, you'll receive our free course that provides step-by-step instructions on how to use the brushes safely and effectively to achieve optimal results.
How should I perform body brushing?
Always start at the neck, then follow the pathway of the natural lymphatic drainage pathway. Both the brush and the gloves come with online tutorials and tutorial cards to make sure you make the most out of your tools.
Can body brushing help reduce cellulite?
Yes! Body brushing stimulates blood circulation and lymphatic flow, which help break down toxins and excess fluid trapped in the tissues. By promoting lymphatic drainage and improving circulation, body brushing contributes to the smoothing and toning of the skin, thus reducing the visibility of cellulite.
How do I clean the body brush?
BODY BRUSH: As the brush is made of 100% organic wood and is not treated with chemicals or lacquers, avoid soaking it in water to prevent cracking. To keep your body brush clean between uses, make sure to tap or shake it vigorously after each use to remove any remaining skin cells or debris. Store it in a dry place. Leaving the brush under the sun for a short period can be effective in killing bacteria and freshening it up, but prolonged exposure may damage the bristles and wooden handle.
RAW SILK GLOVES: Machine washable in cool to warm water ONLY, no tumble dry
How often should I replace my body brush?
Body brushes should be replaced every few months or when the bristles start to fray and lose their effectiveness.
Can I use the raw silk gloves in the shower?
Raw silk gloves for dry brushing should be used on dry skin because wet skin can cause the silk to lose its gentle exfoliating texture, reducing its effectiveness in sloughing off dead skin cells and stimulating the lymphatic system through friction, which is crucial for the dry brushing process.