Your skin is your largest organ, and there is one simple step you can add to your morning routine that can greatly improve its health – dry skin brushing

Dr Mercola

Wake Up and Detox with Dry Skin Brushing


Dry skin brushing is one of the simplest and most transformative rituals that you can incorporate into your day.

Stimulating the lymphatic system is central to the practice of dry skin brushing, and it’s a fantastic way to wake up in the morning as it stimulates the circulation and invigorates the skin, too.

The lymphatic system is responsible for collecting and eliminating the waste products of the cellular metabolism.

If the lymphatic system is congested, the elimination of the toxic debris is compromised, which lowers your immune defence and causes inflammation.

Dry brushing prevents this from happening as it keeps the flow of lymph through the body and ensures that the body is regularly cleansed from the inside. I like to think of this practice as taking a shower on the inside!


  1. Lymphatic support and detox
  2. Improved circulation
  3. Skin renewal and cleaner pores
  4. Energy boost
  5. Improved digestion and kidney function


You will need a bath brush with medium/soft bristles and a long handle.

The best time to do this practice is in the morning before you shower.

Massage your body with the brush starting from the periphery and moving towards the heart. Begin with your legs using firm upward strokes, then continue with your arms and then finish with the rest of the body. Brush your skin for 5-15 minutes, avoiding the areas with very sensitive skin like stomach, chest and face.

If your skin is very delicate and does not respond well to the brushing, try using Ayurvedic silk gloves instead.



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