If your skin is thick or holds moisture well, then use this classic brush to remove dead cells and create a more even skin tone. This is the harshest of all the brushes sure to help detox the lymph. Use this if you are already an experienced dry brusher and know what you’re doing. This is also great for removing a lot of dead skin or dirt. But don’t forget, if it hurts then stop as this may be too harsh of a dry brush for you. This is best for Kapha skin. Dry brushing - also known as gharshana, or skin brushing, is a technique that is recommended by Ayurveda practitioners around the world. The practice is quite simple but can provide you with profound health benefits by helping to speed up the removal of toxins from the body. Dry body brushing helps shed dead skin cells resulting in smoother and brighter skin. It also stimulates blood circulation and lymphatic drainage. This brush has tough bristles and is best for thick, oily skin, or deep exfoliation. The ideal time to dry brush is in the morning before showering. DETAILS -A vegan bristle dry brush is made of sisal and wood. -3 1/2" w x 9 1/2" l - Made in Japan BENEFITS -Improved muscle tone -Enhanced skin health, ‘glowing’ skin -Decreased physical effects of stress -Helps to enhance metabolism and thus helps to regulate weight -Encourages the removal of ama (toxins) -Improves circulation -Helps to fight and remove cellulite Dry brushing also stimulates your nervous system leaving you feeling invigorated. Be sure not to brush too hard, you don't want to irritate or tear the skin. HOW TO Prep Your Bathroom Dry brush upon awakening in the morning before showering. Dry brush in the shower, or on a towel, in the bathroom to collect dry skin. General Rules of Thumb Apply medium pressure so that you can feel the movement, but not scratch the skin. You always dry brush towards your heart to help get the lymph moving upward. Once you get above the heart, on the neck, move strokes in a downward motion towards the heart. Feet and Legs Begin at the feet with long sweeping motions moving towards the heart. Move along each limb on its own, repeating strokes 2-3 times on both the front and the back of the legs. Use shorter motions when working around joints like knees and elbows Stomach Use light circular, clockwise motions. Repeat 3-4 times at a slow-to-moderate pace. Arms Starting with the hands make your way upward toward the shoulders. Repeat strokes 2-3 times on both the front and the backs of the arms. Neck and Heart Start at the jawline and very lightly move toward the chest. Repeat strokes 2-3 times on each side. Complete by drawing light circles around the heart. Shower and Hydrate Always take a shower post dry brushing to remove dead skin. Hydrate with body oil to ensure your body is moisturized to replenish the new layer on the surface of the skin. Care: Be sure to change your dry brush every 4-5 months.