Dry Skin Exfoliation

A dry brush exfoliation can be done in the morning before you shower helping to eliminate dead skin cells. Dry brush exfoliation also improves lymph and blood circulation and decreases puffiness. An added benefit is that the gentle pressure is calming to the nervous system. To give yourself a dry brush exfoliation, you'll need a soft, natural bristle brush.

Step 1
Sit relaxed on the side of the bed or in a chair

Step 2
Starting at your feet, start brushing in small circles towards your heart. Apply very light pressure, avoiding broken skin, skin rashes, or areas where the skin is thin, such as the face or inner thighs.

Step 3
After you've finished both legs, move on to your arms. Brush from your fingertips, again towards your heart.

Step 4
Reach around and brush from your back towards your stomach.

Step 5
When you are finished, take a shower.

Adapted from an article by Cathy Wong ND for Atlmedicine.com