3 Reasons You To Start Dry Brushing

self-care skincare
A stainless steel gua sha next to a dry body brush on a wooden board

Have you tried dry brushing yet? 


If not, you are in for a treat! It's become a regular part of my self-care ritual, and I'm super excited to share the why's and how's with you:

1. Gorgeous, Glowing Skin!

Dry brushing isn't just a surface-level treat. When you sweep away dead skin cells with dry brushing, you're doing so much more than just exfoliating. You're also opening up your pores, which is essential for healthy skin. Clogged pores can lead to skin issues, like acne and blackheads, plus, by regularly dry brushing, you’re helping your skin breathe and absorb skincare products better.

What's Happening: Each stroke of the brush removes dead skin and also stimulates new cell growth. This process is crucial for skin regeneration, which can slow down as we age. With regular dry brushing, you're encouraging your skin to renew itself more quickly, leading to a brighter, more youthful complexion.


2. Circulation, Cellulite, Stress-Reduction!

Dry brushing is like a mini cardio session for your skin. The gentle pressure and motion of the brush encourage blood circulation close to the skin's surface. This enhanced blood flow carries more oxygen and nutrients to the skin, which is vital for repairing and maintaining healthy skin cells.

Why It Matters: Improved circulation gives you that healthy, just-back-from-vacation glow we all love, and helps deliver nutrients throughout your body more efficiently. Enhanced blood flow can even help reduce the appearance of cellulite, as it helps even out fat distribution under the skin.

Mind-Body Connection: Dry brushing is incredibly soothing and meditative, which can help lower stress levels - a bonus for both your mental and skin health!  It’s so calming and the best act of self-love for your body. 

3. There’s a reason our company is called DETOXDaily.  We love a daily detox!  

Dry brushing detoxing your body daily.  Your lymphatic system is a critical player in your body's detoxification process. It's responsible for transporting lymph, a fluid containing white blood cells throughout the body. Dry brushing stimulates this system, helping to speed up the removal of toxins and waste from your body.

Unlike your heart, your lymphatic system doesn’t have a pump so it relies on muscle movement and manual stimulation to move lymph. Dry brushing is effective in stimulating lymph flow, which helps reduce swelling and improves overall lymphatic function.

Long-term Benefits: Regular lymphatic system stimulation through dry brushing can support your immune system, reduce water retention, and potentially improve chronic conditions like lymphedema.


How To: My Dry Brushing Ritual

First, use a high-quality brush with natural bristles. I start with dry, clean skin and begin at my feet using gentle, upward strokes towards my heart in long, sweeping motions.  I then do my arms, the abdomen and back, and last I’ll dry brush my face and neck with the facial brush.

For my face, I use gentle, upward strokes moving from my neck and jawline towards my forehead and temples.

After brushing, I take a shower to wash away the loosened dead skin cells and follow up with a really good moisturizer on my whole body to keep my skin hydrated, and then I also do my regular skincare routine for my face.

And OH MY GOSH this routine makes anyone feel like you just had the most epic luxury spa experience.  


I always look forward to dry brushing because of how refreshed and rejuvenated I feel afterwards. Some clients even tell me they feel an energy boost after it.

It’s a fairly inexpensive tool for a habit you can do every day at home!  You’ll notice a difference right away. 

Tag me on Instagram @yourdetoxdaily and @maggie_berghoff if you start dry brushing!  I want to hear what you think about it!