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A Guide on Dry Brushing + How It Helps Your Skin

Many of our clients tell us that dry brushing is the favourite step in their skincare routines. And for good reason! It is believed to have so many benefits including:

  • Stimulating the lymphatic system
  • Increasing circulation + energy and stimulating the nervous system.
  • Elimination of dead skin and reducing the appearance of fine lines, dullness, puffiness, dark circles and more.

Plus, it feels so good!

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the technique, it involves daily face and/or body massage with a dry, bristled brush in a particular pattern. The idea is that the fibres will help remove dead skin + improve the skin’s ability to eliminate toxins by stimulating the lymphatic system.

In this post, we’re diving deep into some of the advanced dry brushing techniques and how they help your skin. Your skin is an organ of elimination and you need to make sure that your lymphatic system is flowing well in order to rid your body of toxic build-up - more flow more glow!

Here are some ways to do that with our Daily Glow Facial Dry Brush using light pressure:

Chest + Armpits Movement

Our underarm area contains as many as 40 lymph nodes, which work to drain excess toxins. You can speed up this natural detoxification process by running a dry brush over the skin.

This move aids Thymus stimulation and helps opens up the auxiliary lymph nodes, the largest nodes in our upper body. It opens up the heart and lung meridian and encourages lymphatic drainage around these vital organs. It is also believed to support breast health.

Collarbone + Front of the Neck Movement

This move stimulates the thyroid gland and awakens the throat, which supports the thyroid and its many functions like metabolism, energy production etc. It also stimulates the connecting points + glands between the neck and face.

Jowls and Jawline Movement

This move can help lift + draw along the jawline, which can help release toxins and heal hormonal breakouts + congestion during the menstrual cycle. It also supports the throat chakra.

Neck and Sinuses Movement

This move supports the cervical lymph node, which is directly connected to the upper sinuses so this move is great for anyone with seasonal allergies.

Sinus Drainage (ctnd.)

This move helps drain the upper and lower sinuses. It can help alleviate seasonal allergy symptoms like congestion and stuffy nose.

Eye Area

Dryness and dead skin layer-up are often the causes of dullness and milia in this area. This move can help reduce the appearance of dark circles, puffiness, and tired eyes by eliminating the dry skin around your eyes.

Targeting Blemishes and Breakouts

Blemishes can be a signal of stagnation in the lymphatic system. Use this move to work your dry brush underneath and around the blemishes to prevent further irritation. Focus on this move 3-4 days before your cycle to try and alleviate hormonal congestion/inflammation.

Dry Brushing best practices:

  • For best results, dry brush in the morning (helps reduce facial puffiness + awakens the lymphatic system after sleep)
  • Always brush on clean, dry skin
  • Clean your brush once a week to remove oil + dirt. Learn how to clean your dry brush here.
  • Always use light pressure + purposeful flicking movement
  • Slow movements are the best
  • Drink 1 glasses of water before and after the practice to encourage the flow

Please note: It is really important to treat your skin mindfully after dry brushing. We recommend incorporating an oil cleanser, toner, serum + moisturizer into your routine to treat dryness.

Ready to start trying? Share your dry brush routine with us on Instagram + tag us!


Province Apothecary Inc is NOT licensed to practice medicine; we are NOT a medical doctor; we do NOT give medical advice; this is NOT medical advice. If you need medical advice please seek out a professional medical doctor. It is advisable to seek professional [medical] advice prior to initiating any new regimen. Province Apothecary Inc. is NOT a medical organization and neither Province Apothecary Inc. nor its employees and/or staff can give any medical advice or diagnosis. Any/All information garnered from Province Apothecary Inc. shall NOT be interpreted as a substitute for medical advice or a doctor’s consultation, evaluation or treatment.

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