Dry Brushing Basics

This simple and extremely powerful practice increases circulation, stimulates the lymphatic system and removes dead skin cells enabling better health and glowing skin!

Supplies Needed

  • A long handled brush with soft natural bristles

How To

  • Start with clean dry skin (do not bath before brushing).
  • Begin brushing at the hands and feet and move towards your trunk.
  • Pass the brush over each area 2-3 times in one direction towards the heart.
  • When brushing the belly you can use clockwise circular movements to support peristalsis (movement of bowels).
  • Remember to do all sides of the body including the armpits, groin and softly on the neck (do not brush the face).
  • Be gentle when beginning and note that the skin should not be red, irritated or scratched (a pink flushing of the skin is normal).

Now that your skin cells are stimulated and open, be mindful of applying only clean, natural moisturizers without toxic additives. Coconut and Jojoba are wonderful options. You can also enjoy a Cold Water Rinse at the end of your shower for an optimal lymph, skin and nervous system.


Dry Skin Brush

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  • This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure , or prevent any disease. The information is not a substitute for medical or psychological treatment. Always seek professional advice before making any health decision.
  • Michelle says:

    Fun activity with your partner 🙂 LOVE how organic coconut oil makes your skin feel afterwards. 🙂
    Thanks Ahlea

  • LaLa says:

    This is great! Thanks! I have a question regarding the chlorophyll you talked about adding to our drinking water on the Start the New You Now videos. Where can I find this and which product is the best option?

  • Tjasa says:

    Thank you for this blog post. I started doing this 3 weeks ago and I am obsessed! It feels so great! Thank you for all your tips.
    PS I cannot wait to read your book!

  • Murad says:

    Thanks for your tips on dry brushing. I was wondering why you don’t brush your face?


    • Ahlea says:

      Hello Murad,
      Thanks for the question. It is important to move the lymph in the face and I dont recommend dry skin brushing on the face because the bristles are too rough for the delicate skin of the face.

      You can gently massage the entire face in small circles with an extra tug or pull in the downward side of the circle (towards the heart). I have a soft bristle facial brush that I use on my face and neck and enjoy using the small circle technique when putting on my moisturizer.

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