How to get soft, luscious skin and detoxify at the same time (HINT: It’s not moisturizer)

Your skin is your body’s largest organ, and you likely take steps to care for it (washing, moisturizing, protecting, etc.). However, did you know that your skin has a very important job: ridding your body of environmental pollutants and toxins. One-third of your body’s toxins are eliminated through your skin. When your skin’s pores are clogged, these toxins stay inside, building up and wreaking havoc internally. Dry brushing is an excellent way to exfoliate the skin, allowing trapped environmental pollutants and toxins to escape.



There are several benefits to regular dry brushing:

  • Dull layers of skin are removed (exfoliation), improving your complexion
  • Stimulates and increases blood circulation
  • Eliminates toxins from the body, improving the functions of your internal organs
  • Reduces the appearance of cellulite
  • Leaves your skin feeling and looking younger
  • Soothes and massages sore muscles
  • Gives your energy levels a boost
  • Reduces the size and appearance of pores
  • Assists with the distribution of fat deposits (cellulite)
  • Stimulates lymph vessels just below the skin, helping the body detoxify itself naturally

Greenhouse Spa sells socially-responsible dry brushes so you can do it from home, and we are happy to help you choose the right brush for your needs.


Follow these tips to ensure you’re getting the most out of your personal dry brushing:

  • Do it when your skin is dry
  • Brushing before getting in the shower is an ideal time
  • Brush in long, smooth strokes (about 10 times before moving to a new spot)
  • Brush towards your heart to encourage toxins to move towards where the lymph system drains
  • Start with the bottoms of your feet then move up your legs
  • Do the palms of your hands and move up your arms
  • For your stomach and armpits, brush in a circular motion
  • Next, do your abdomen and back
  • Use a delicate brush for your face
  • After showering, be sure to apply a lotion to re-moisturize your skin
  • Wash your brush every few weeks to remove dead skin cells
  • Replace your brush every six to twelve months… the bristles will naturally wear down



The brushes we use (Merben) are assembled in Sri Lanka, in a factory that supports social equality. Merben’s factory ethically employs workers 18+; does not discriminate against gender, religion, language, or cast; and supports families by providing flexible working hours for women with children and opportunities for caregivers to work from home.




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