Is Dry Skin Brushing Really Detoxing the skin?

Skin Brush for dry skin brushing with detachable Head

Detoxing the Skin? I don’t think so,  but skin brushing is part of Cleansing the skin and after I teach you how and why to do it properly I think you’ll want to add this to your routine.

We all brush our hair and our teeth but how many of us brush our skin? Well I do but it was part of my training in Polarity training years ago and I kept up the habit. You may choose to dry brush daily but I feel it’s good enough to do once a week.

First you need to buy a brush.

I’ll show you the kind I have and then you’ll know how to get your own

There are 3 things about a good brush to be used in Skin brushing- it has a long handle which helps make the job easier, especially when you do your back. The handle can be detached so you can use the head only and the bristles are plant based – when manufacturers call their brush “natural” they mean that the brushes made from animal’s hair.

Frankly I don’t want an animal killed to make me a brush – I’ll be happy with one made from sisal or cactus bristles or other plants.

Using it stimulates the skin so you generally feel stimulated and energetic after wards. Regular use helps to stimulate the drainage system, the lymphatic system of the body encouraging our general health and not just the health of the skin.

Paying extra attention to the area of the arm pits will help the breasts stay healthy because they have a very good drainage system and will benefit from gentle use of the brush.

Enough talk from me – compare these 2 demonstrations of how dry brushing is done

– the first is by Rob Stuart and the second by Estie Bestie


In a nutshell, regular use of a dry brush in a gentle routine as shown above is probably good for our lymphatic / drainage system and for our general health. It is not a proper detox but will, I believe, reduce the toxic load on the body and make future detox a little easier. We can’t expect this to remove cellulite despite the claims but it will exfoliate your skin and stimulate your circulation.

Are you skin brushing? Will you now?

Please ask any question about this and share any experiences below!

Alex Newell ND

I'm Alex Newell and I am a Physicist who retrained as an Osteopath and Naturopath when my own health began to decline in my 30's. In fact I kept training and asking questions and began writing books and blogging over the last few years. The purpose of this blog, is to help those with an interest in Natural Health Care to improve their health and detox and chelate industrial chemicals out of the brain and body in a safe and effective way. Please feel free to ask questions and contact me

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