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How To Dry Skin Brush: Video

Dec 21, 2014 BY Joy McCarthy

I love dry skin brushing, especially in the winter. It is invigorating and helps my skin (which is naturally dry) G-L-O-W.

I've had many clients over the years become a dry-skin-brushing-lover because it's benefits are those you can actually see and feel!

To convince you further, you've gotta read about the manybenefits of dry skin brushing from detoxification to glowing skin ! Here's my latest video on how to use your dry skin brush.

As mentioned in my video, you have lymph nodes all around your body. Here is a visual so you know exactly where they are located on your body when you dry skin brush.

Dry skin brushing is one of the few ways to stimulate flow of the lymph system. Be sure to spend a little more time brushing where your lymph nodes are located. When you dry skin brush your breasts, as you are brushing in a circulation motion go towards the armpit to stimulate lymphatic drainage of your breasts. Learn more here.

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As you've probably read in my book loving body scan . Dry skin brushing gives you an opportunity to do it at the same time. Taking time for self-care is a wonderful way to love yourself. When you take time for you, you will find that you are more loving and kind towards others which is like a mirror and will be reflected right back to you!

And lastly, if you are wondering what dry skin brush I use, it's the one in the joyous shop! :) You can get it in our shop or in various health stores.

Dec 21, 2014 BY Joy McCarthy
Liz S.   •   December 21, 2014

Excellent video/tutorial! I've been dry-brushing for a few years now, and it's definitely a great, effective way to detox.

Joy McCarthy   •   December 21, 2014

Glad you're a dry skin brushing lover Liz! ;)

Ann Scargill   •   December 22, 2014

Thanks Joy, I had bought a dry skin brush but wasn't completely sure how to use it, now I know! Ann


Lisa Mak   •   December 23, 2014

I've always wanted to try dry brushing. If I'm in a rush in the mornings, is it okay to speed it up a little? Say, to reduce the 5-minute brushing to 2 minutes?

Kate McDonald Walker   •   December 23, 2014

Hi Lisa, Sure! 5 minutes is best, but a little brushing is better than no brushing! Kate - Joyous Health Team

Dana J   •   December 29, 2014

Silly question! But if you 'dry brush' in the shower how is this different in ability to stimulate and detox lymph?

Kate McDonald Walker   •   December 30, 2014

Hi Dana, Dry brushing before you shower is generally better for a couple of reasons. 1) When your skin is dry, you'll get more friction, so it'll be more effective, and 2) dry skin brushes like the one Joy uses in the video are not designed to get wet, so you might end up with a waterlogged or moldy brush if you tried this in the shower. Kate - Joyous Health Team

manzarm   •   January 1, 2015

very nice and beautiful tips regarding skin.


Tanya M   •   January 7, 2015

Great video! How do you clean a dry skin brush? Do you clean it after every use? Thanks!

Joy McCarthy   •   January 8, 2015

Thanks Tanya! Glad you enjoyed my video. You do not need to clean it after every use. Every couple of weeks you can wash with warm water and soap.

Seeza   •   April 6, 2015

I am very amazed at what you have informed with this article. You have discussed a very precious article. It is nice and outstanding.


K K   •   May 12, 2015

Is dry skin okay to do if you have psoriasis?

Kate McDonald Walker   •   May 12, 2015

Hi K K, Usually, but you'll want to stay clear of any irritated areas until they heal up. Kate - Joyous Health Team

Dana   •   February 25, 2016

Hi Joy! The dry skin brush just came in the mail today! I am so excited to use it! I was wondering about cleaning it and the maintenance of it, frequency of replacing it etc. Is there a post on your blog answering this, or a resource you could point me to? Thanks!!!

Kate McDonald Walker   •   February 29, 2016

Hi Dana, Since the brush never gets wet, maintenance is pretty minimal. Give it a quick shake to dislodge any dust before using and replace whenever the fibres start to break down or if it starts to look/smell weird (but this is unlikely to happen as long as you keep it dry). Kate - Joyous Health Team

Marie-Andree   •   August 2, 2017

How often should I wash my dry brush and how?

Rachel Molenda   •   August 3, 2017

Hey Marie-Andree! Every week or two would be great. You can just wash it with soap and water! Rachel - Joyous Health Team

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