Unlocking Radiant Skin with Dry Brushing



Oct 6, 2023

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This centuries-old technique promotes healthier skin and supports the body’s lymphatic system. In this article, we’ll explore unlocking radiant skin with dry brushing. Now let’s discover how to do it correctly, and its impact on the lymphatic system.

What Is Dry Brushing?

Dry brushing is a therapeutic practice that involves gently brushing your skin with a natural bristle brush to exfoliate dead skin cells, improve circulation, and stimulate the lymphatic system. It’s like a mini spa treatment in the comfort of your own home, offering an array of holistic skincare benefits.

The Lymphatic System and Dry Brushing

To understand how unlocking radiant skin with dry brushing is so beneficial, it’s essential to grasp the role of the lymphatic system in your body. The lymphatic system is a complex network of vessels, nodes, and organs that helps remove waste, toxins, and excess fluid from your tissues. It plays a crucial role in your immune system, skin health and overall well-being.

Dry brushing stimulates the lymphatic system by increasing circulation and encouraging the flow of lymphatic fluid. This helps your body rid itself of waste and toxins more effectively. As you brush towards the heart, you essentially assist the lymphatic system in its natural detoxification process.

Read the Blog Article The Lymphatic System And Its Impact On Your Skin Health to understand the role of the Lymphatic System.

The Benefits of Dry Brushing for Your Skin

  • Exfoliation: Dry brushing removes dead skin cells, leaving your skin smoother and brighter.
  • Improved Circulation: The gentle strokes of dry brushing promote better blood circulation, which can give your skin a healthy, rosy glow.
  • Stress Reduction: The act of dry brushing can be soothing and meditative, reducing stress and promoting a sense of well-being.
  • Lymphatic Support: By enhancing lymphatic flow, dry brushing aids in detoxification, potentially boosting your immune system.
  • Enhanced Absorption: Removing dead skin cells can improve the absorption of skincare products, making them more effective.
  • Redness: Some redness is normal after dry brushing, however brushing too hard, and/or too often can lead to irritated skin.
  • Caution: For people with extra sensitive skin or if you have eczema, psoriasis, or other serious skin conditions, avoid dry body brushing, as it can exacerbate your issues.

Unlocking Radiant Skin with Dry Brushing – Visible Results

  • Elasticity: Increasing blood circulation stimulates collagen production, this protein is vital for skin elasticity.
  • Nourishment: Increased blood flow means more nutrients are delivered to the skin, promoting a radiant complexion.
  • Texture: Exfoliation from dry brushing clears away dead skin cells, revealing smoother and more refined skin.
  • Pores: Clearing pores of debris can reduce their appearance.
  • Toxins: Boosting the lymphatic system with dry brushing aids in flushing out toxins, which can adversely impact skin health.
  • Cell Turnover: Accelerating the natural process of cell regeneration can lead to fresher and healthier skin.

Energetic Boost

Stimulating Energetic Flow Energy referred to as “chi” or “prana,” flows through specific channels known as meridians. Dry brushing helps to stimulate these pathways, promoting a balanced, energetic flow.

Balance and Ground – The very act of dry brushing can become a grounding ritual, connecting us back to our bodies and helping to balance our energy centres or chakras.

Energetic Blockage Release – Regular dry brushing can help release energetic blockages, leading to increased vitality and well-being.

How Often Should You Dry Brush?

For optimal results, dry brush your skin 1-2 times a week, consistency is key to reaping the holistic skincare benefits of this practice.

Unlocking Radiant Skin with Dry Brushing

Choose the Right Brush: Start by selecting a high-quality dry body brush with natural bristles. A convertible brush with a long handle can be very useful to help you reach all areas of your body.

The Holistic Dry Body Brushing Ritual For Radiant Skin

Lymphatic drainage using a dry body brush is a specialized technique that can help promote lymphatic flow, reduce fluid retention, and support the body’s detoxification process. Below, I’ll outline the correct procedure for lymphatic drainage using a dry body brush, along with references to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of this technique.

Procedure for Lymphatic Drainage Using a Dry Body Brush

  • Preparation: Before you begin, ensure that your skin is completely dry. This technique is most effective when done on dry skin, free from lotions, oils, or any other skincare products.
  • Pressure: Brush only with light pressure to mobilise the lymphatic system, which lies directly beneath the skin. You are working on the skin, not the underlying muscles, if you apply too much pressure you will collapse the delicate lymphatic network, preventing the flow of lymph fluid.
  • Begin at the Feet: To encourage proper lymphatic flow, always start at your feet. Gently brush upward, using long, sweeping strokes, moving towards your heart as this follows the natural flow of lymphatic fluid in the body.
  • Use Gentle Pressure: Apply gentle and light pressure while brushing. You should feel a slight tingle or sensation on your skin, but it should never be painful or uncomfortable.
  • Focus on Lymphatic Areas: Pay extra attention to areas where lymph nodes are concentrated. These include the groin, armpits, and neck. Spend a bit more time in these regions with gentle, circular motions.
  • Follow the Lymphatic Pathways: To enhance the lymphatic drainage effect, follow the main lymphatic pathways in the body:
    • For the legs: Brush upward from your ankles to your thighs.
    • For the arms: Brush from your wrists to your shoulders.
    • For the torso: Brush from your lower abdomen up to your chest.
    • For the back: Brush from your lower back up to your shoulders.

Dry Body Brushing Tips:

  • Avoid Sensitive Areas: Be cautious around sensitive areas like the breasts and any areas with broken or irritated skin, always use lighter strokes or avoid these areas altogether.
  • Finish with a Shower: After dry brushing, it’s beneficial to take a warm shower to rinse off any loosened skin cells and toxins. Alternating between warm and cold water can further stimulate circulation.
  • Follow-Up: With damp skin now is the perfect time to apply a body oil, lotion or, a body butter or balm (NADI Innate Flow Quesll Balsam) to help protect your skin barrier.
  • Clean the Brush: Regularly clean your dry body brush to remove dead skin cells and maintain hygiene.

Dry Brushing – Final Thoughts

In the world of holistic skincare and well-being, dry brushing stands out as a simple yet powerful practice. By incorporating this ancient technique into your routine, you can exfoliate, stimulate the lymphatic system, and promote healthier, radiant skin. Just remember to use the right brush, follow the proper technique, and enjoy the therapeutic benefits of this holistic skincare ritual.

Did you know that NADI Innate Flow Quell Balsam can be applied to your body? My tip is to apply NADI directly to damp skin after (dry body brushing) and taking a shower/bath. Why? This activates the water-soluble, small molecule of hyaluronic acid, which can penetrate deeply, instantly hydrating and plumping the skin. The Artisan Botanical Fusion of eight whole plants are chosen to aid in balancing the energy centres/chakras:

Unlocking radiant skin with dry brushing. Apply NADI directly to damp skin after (dry body brushing) and taking a shower/bath, to instantly hydrate and plump the skin.
  • Hawthorn Fruit
  • Tulsi Leaf
  • Red Clover
  • Ashwagandha Root
  • Yarrow Leaf
  • Plantain Leaf
  • Eyebright Flower
  • Ginger Root


For skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, or open wounds, it is essential to consult with a dermatologist before incorporating dry skin brushing into your skincare routine. This ensures it is safe and appropriate for your specific needs.

Lymphatic drainage using a dry body brush is not a replacement for medical treatment. Consult a healthcare professional before incorporating Dy Body Brushing into your routine, when you have underlying health concerns or medical conditions.

Until next time, be human, be kind, be you.

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