Dry body brushing with a natural bristle brush every day will make your skin glow, removing dry skin, alleviating the appearance of cellulite and contributes to the restoration of moist, supple skin. Make dry body brushing a part of your daily routine and contribute to your health, glowing appearance and sense of wellbeing. Skin Inspiration stocks the premium Bodecare Brush & the Arosha Italian Body Brush comes complimentary with any eight week cellulite or slimming package.


Dry body brushing has been used for years because the health benefits are so extensive, not only for our skin which is our largest organ but also for stimulation of our internal organs and assistance with the detoxification process.


The skin is the largest and most beneficial elimination organ in the body and is responsible for one-quarter of the body’s detoxification each day. It will eliminate about five hundred grams of waste acid each day in the average adult, most of it through the sweat glands. The skin is known as our third kidney, it receives one third of all the blood circulated in the body. With all of this in mind it is the last to receive nutrients in the body, yet it is our barometer to show signs of imbalance or deficiency.


Detoxification is performed by a number of organs, glands and transportation systems, including the skin, gut, kidneys, liver, lungs and lymphatic system. The dry brushing technique deals with the detoxification of the skin. It is a way to provide a gentle internal massage which will assist with the detoxification of the above organs.


Dry body brushing is also recommended as a preventative for dry skin and a way to exfoliate the skin, thus stimulating skin renewal, leaving it smooth to the touch. 


Other benefits of dry body brushing are:


  • assists with the reduction of cellulite

  • cleanses the lymphatic system

  • removes dead skin layers

  • strengthens the immune system

  • stimulates the hormones and oil-producing glands

  • tightens the skin preventing premature ageing

  • tones the muscles when used in conjunction with regular exercise

  • stimulates the circulation

  • improves the function of the nervous system

  • helps aid digestion



Before dry body brushing please take note of the following precautions;


  • never dry brush over active inflammation or during an active cancer state or over enlarged lymph nodes

  • do not brush on sunburnt skin

  • avoid breasts and genitalia

  • if pregnant seek a doctors advice before commencing this routine

  • as dry brushing does exfoliate the skin, regular washing of the brush is essential in order to keep it clean

  • a slight reddening of the skin is normal, an allergic reaction is not – stop do not continue if reaction occurs


General Rules of Dry Body Brushing;


  • ways to use a  natural bristle skin brush, for optimum results use a plant bristle

  • perform on dry skin only

  • generally stroke upwards towards the heart and lymph glands

  • light strokes repeated several times - at least seven strokes is ideal

  • adjust pressure to your comfort levels

  • best to follow brushing with either a bath or shower

  • don’t brush more than you need to, overdoing it does not mean better results

  • perform daily before showering

  • start at the feet, then legs, hands and arms, stomach - always clockwise- back, neck and shoulders and very lightly on the breast area.

  • after brushing, take a hot shower, followed by a 10-20 second cold rinse. Follow the shower with a brisk rub down with a towel and apply appropriate body cream


To learn how to body brush watch the video by clicking on the pictures below or link at the top of the page.

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