Dry brushing has incredible health benefits and is widely recommended by health experts. Dry brushing detoxifies the body, improves circulation, eliminates dead skin cells, exfoliates the skin, improves skin tone, aids digestion, reduces and prevents cellulite, and increases energy and well-being. In addition, dry brushing stimulates the lymphatic system, which helps eliminate toxins and pathogens that can cause inflammation and illness.
The health benefits of dry brushing are greatly enhanced through the use of an ionic body brush, which has its origin in ancient Ayurvedic practices. Our ionic body brushes are made with extra-fine ion-charged copper bristles, which naturally create negative ions that protect your body from free radicals and have numerous other health benefits. In addition, the molecular composition of our unique bristles encourages the direct and immediate absorption of negative ions into your skin, which increases the benefits of dry brushing, including the speed of detoxification.
How to Dry Brush
Our brushes are designed to be used without water, soap, or oil.
We recommend using your ionic body brush on a daily basis in order to detoxify the body, eliminate dead skin cells, stimulate the lymph nodes, aid digestion, and reduce the appearance of cellulite.
In addition, we recommend using your brush first thing upon waking up in the morning and before showering or bathing. This is an excellent practice which helps invigorate the body and also ensures that dead skin and toxins are washed away, giving you a healthy glow and leaving you refreshed and energized for the rest of your day. Many of our customers incorporate our brush into their morning cleansing routine and enjoy taking a cool shower immediately after dry brushing.
If you prefer to shower or bathe at night, then you can certainly incorporate dry brushing into your nightly routine. However, please note that dry brushing can have a stimulating effect on your body, which means that it may energize you rather than get you in the mood for sleeping! That said, everyone is different, so certainly give it a try and see how your body reacts.
We recommend brushing rhythmically and with light, smooth, and gentle strokes. Make sure to adjust the speed and pressure in order to match the sensitivity of your skin. Start by brushing the soles of your feet and then work your way up and inward.
We recommend brushing with long, straight strokes towards the heart. This is the direction in which lymph flows in your body, so brushing in this direction (as opposed to brushing in a circular motion or away from your heart) will have the most beneficial effect on your lymphatic system, which is responsible for detoxifying your body. In addition, brushing in this direction will help stimulate the nervous system and increase your blood circulation.
In general, it should take 3-5 minutes to brush your body thoroughly. You can use the brush on the entire surface of your body depending on the sensitivity of your skin, although many of our customers prefer to avoid brushing the delicate skin on their face, neck and chest. Please avoid brushing any skin that is irritated or broken and please exercise additional caution when brushing skin that has any abrasions or raised moles.
You will typically find it easier to dry brush while you are standing. However, you can also dry brush while you are sitting or reclining, so long as you always ensuring that you are brushing in the direction of your heart.
It is perfectly normal for your skin to be slightly flushed after using your brush. After you have finished brushing and have had a shower or bathed, we recommend that you apply lotion or oil to the areas that you have dry brushed in order to nourish and moisturize your skin. Coconut oil can be a great option. In addition, please make sure to drink plenty of water after dry brushing in order to facilitate the detoxification process. In fact, drinking plenty of water after brushing can greatly enhance the detoxification effect of the brushing process.
Any new dry brushing routine requires time to improve your health, so please be patient and consistently use your brush to enjoy excellent health results!
Please make sure not to use an ionic body brush if you are allergic to any metals. In addition, make sure to always brush your body when it is dry and never when it is damp or wet. We also recommend using a separate brush for each member of your household.
You can learn more about the benefits of dry brushing and how to do it in this blog post.
How to Clean an Ionic Dry Brush
Copper is naturally anti-bacterial, so there is no need to clean your ionic body brush in the same manner as you might clean an ordinary brush. In order to keep your brush clean, we recommend brushing the bristles several times with a dry cloth, or tapping the brush with the bristles pointed down on a washable surface, such as a sink basin, in order to remove any skin particles. We suggest that you do this after every each use. Please make sure never to wash your ionic body brush with water or soap.
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What does that mean? Well, in short, it means that our goal isn't to make our bank account as flush as possible, but, rather, to do our part to make the world a better place.
We achieve that goal by donating 15% of our profit to several non-profit organizations that work to supply nutritious food to families in developing countries. Learn more about our Giving Back program.