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Akamai Dry Brush

$12.00
Akamai Dry Brush

Akamai Dry Brush

$12.00

Sweep away toxins and get healthy skin all over with this simple tool.

Our natural bristle brush gently removes dead skin cells and stimulates circulation on the surface, while energizing your body’s detox system beneath.

  • Stimulates the lymphatic system. Helps move detoxifying and infection-fighting lymphatic fluid through your body.
  • Promotes healthy, breathing, absorbent skin. Exfoliates and conditions skin; unclogs pores and helps your skin absorb more nutrients.
  • Improves circulation and increases blood flow to your skin. Helps increase skin cell turnover and renewal.
  • Stimulates the nervous system by activating nerve endings in the skin and increasing oxygen flow — it feels really good too!
  • Made with natural boar bristles & sustainable bamboo.

Made in China | Fair Labor & Fair Trade | Cruelty-Free

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Dry brushing activates our body's immunity superhighway — the lymphatic system


Dry brushing can be a major player in your skin and overall health. Here’s why:

In addition to systemic support, exfoliated, detoxified, clean and healthy skin looks better. Dry brushing cleans the skin by unclogging pores, removing debris and dead skin cells allowing your natural oils to return and any added oils (like Skin Fuel) and nutrients to be absorbed. In fact, if your skin is not well exfoliated (aka lizard skin) oil and moisture won’t penetrate it. Ever notice oil or lotion you apply just sitting on top of the skin and not sinking in? Time to exfoliate. 

Our skin does more than just protect us. Think about it -- it’s our largest organ and vital to our overall health. As the exterior “shield” for our bodies, it protects and defends us from a host of microbial pathogens, dehydration, UV exposure, and extreme temperatures. It also absorbs moisture and nutrients sending them directly to our bloodstream. It even creates Vitamin D from sun exposure, which is critical to a wide range of vital functions. It provides a major pathway for eliminating toxins from our bodies - it is sometimes referred to as the 3rd Kidney. Eczema? Psoriasis? A rash? Weird growth? If something is wrong, your skin will probably tell you - it is the first to show signs of an imbalance, allergy, toxin or a deficiency. Paying attention to the health of your skin is critical in understanding what might be happening at a deeper level while making sure the exterior is exfoliated, hydrated and protected.

Our immune system’s super-highway -- the lymphatic system. It sits right below our skin and runs throughout our body. Just like our skin, liver, kidney, colon and respiratory system, the lymphatic system plays a major role in detoxification of the body. Approximately two liters of lymph fluid circulates through the lymphatic vessels that cover the body literally from head to toe. The primary function of the lymphatic system is to transport lymph fluid, which contains infection-fighting white blood cells, throughout the body. A sluggish lymphatic system can cause a build-up of toxins which can lead to poor health.

 

How to dry brush:

A couple of basics:
  • Always brush towards the heart (this is the way our lymphatic system flows) 
  • Dry brush in the bathtub or shower 
  • Process takes 2-4 minutes 
  1. Starting at your feet use 3-4 long, sweeping strokes on each area as you work your way up your legs. 
  2. When you hit your midsection, move onto your hands and up to your shoulders then hit your midsection, chest and neck.
  3. Shower or bathe to wash away dead skin & impurities. 
  4. Apply a high-quality, plant-based body oil while skin is still damp to nourish your skin and seal in moisture. 
Keep in mind:
  • Dry brushing is best done before bathing with dry skin that is free from lotion or oil. Makes a great morning routine since it stimulates your system. 
  • Remember to be gentle -- vary the pressure depending on the area of the body. As a guideline, if it feels good, continue, if it not, just avoid the area completely. The brush may be too rough for your face - use your judgement.

 

MATERIALS: Natural Boar Bristles, Bamboo, Polypropylene (BPA free), Lycra/Cotton Strap Boar bristles shed naturally during each molting season, and they are collected and used after high-temperature sterilization. Bristle color is natural.
Powered by Nature.

 

Tips:

  • Don’t forget to moisturize after dry brushing - Along with dead skin Dry Brushing (exfoliating) removes our body's natural oils. The skin needs its oil replenished. Keep in mind, lotions are mostly water with a small % of oil (and contain preservatives that are bad for the biome).
  • Like a toothbrush, a dry brush should be replaced when you see signs of wear. Bristles eventually start to relax (or bend over time). depending on the usage every 6 months to 12 months.
  • For proper care and longevity: 1. Store your brush outside of the shower and away from moisture. 2. Wash your brush every week with a gentle, natural soap (like our 3 in 1 Bar). A mixture of baking soda and water works well too.
  • Try a hot and cold shower following your dry brushing session. Known as balneotherapy, or hydrotherapy, it has been shown to boost your immune system and “rev” your circulatory system. - in fact this ancient technique has proven, beneficial effects on your entire body.

Don’t forget the armpits when you dry brush! There are lots of lymph nodes there (axillary nodes) that greatly benefit from stimulation/detoxifying. In fact the armpits and groin have the greatest concentration of lymph nodes.

 

 The practice of dry brushing, called Garshana, in Ayurveda, has been around for centuries 


Did you know?

  • The practice of dry brushing, called Garshana, in Ayurveda, has been around for centuries. Many cultures around the world understood the benefits of this pre-bath ritual of exfoliating the skin. Materials used varied depending on what was available - Native Americans used dried corn cobs, while the Romans used metal spatula-type tools.
  • The lymph is also what detoxifies the brain. A new study found that when we sleep, special lymph channels in the brain called the “glymphatic system” actually open up and drain dangerous neurotoxins from the brain into the cerebral spinal fluid.
  • Dry brushing can be helpful for certain skin conditions:
    Keritosis pilaris - Those little white bumps, sometimes seen on the backs of arms, can be managed with regular dry brushing- the point isn’t to brush them away, rather to stimulate them so that they go away. By stimulating the skin and circulation they are processed away by the body.
    Cellulite - while there are no studies that support this claim, many people see an improvement and reduction in the appearance of cellulite, particularly with regular use.

 


 

Additional Resources

Using a dry brush gives new meaning to the idea of “clean, healthy skin”.....in fact it means so much more to our overall health.

When we first came across a dry brush we immediately thought it was just a good tool for exfoliating dead skin -- which it is. Digging deeper we learned about its importance in stimulating and assisting the lymphatic system, not only to assist in detoxification but for transporting white blood cells (infection fighters) throughout the body (improved immunity). Similar to massage as a tool for overall well being ---addressing not only aches and pains, general relaxation, increased blood flow and lymphatic drainage, dry brushing is another an essential, tool with multiple benefits. Healthy is beautiful.

Customer Reviews

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M.N.
Amazing!

I ordered it different brand and just about scathed my skin. The Akamai is very smooth and soft yet does the job of sloughing dead skin. Feels nourishing to skin, not harsh. Very pleased. Will tell anyone looking for a dry brush.

C
C.H.
This dry brush is one of my favorite things in my skincare routine

I love the practice of using this before my nighttime shower. Within a week the tiny bumps on the back of my arms were gone and within 2 weeks all of my skin - even my elbows and knees - have a super-soft feel. I follow it up with my absolute favorite Skin Fuel (which I use 3x a day) and I get lots of compliments from strangers, friends, and even my esthetician! Love how sturdy this brush is. The only request I have is to have one on a longer handle so I can get the middle of my back : ) maybe for the next iteration!

J
J.
Love the Dry Brush!

I've always enjoyed a dry brush during massage treatments and have now picked up the habit at home. I use the dry brush about every two weeks and right before I shower - it exfoliates my skin, gets my blood moving, and after the shower I feel like my skin is renewed!

M
M.
Combats dry skin, and it's good for you too. 

I've been using the Akamai Dry Brush every time I shower (which is about every 2  days or so) for the past month. At first my skin appeared more dry, flaking skin, but now I've noticed fewer flakes and smoother - softer - less "scaley" skin. (Note - I use Skin Fuel after every shower too, while my skin is still wet). While I'm motivated mostly by how good it makes my skin look and feel (particularly on my legs), I've learned that it is great for stimulating my whole system, which has doubled my motivation for doing it before every shower!

J
J.W.
Great Quality, Great Results

This is the first dry brush that I have actually continued to use. I have tried two different dry brushes in the past, but the bristles would either irritate my skin or fall out and leave a mess on my floor or on me. I have been using the Akamai dry brush for about two and half weeks now and I am now having to use less moisturizer on my legs and arms. They are much much less dry and flaky than they ever have been in the past. My typical routine before the dry brush consisted of heavy moisturizer once in the morning and once before bed in order to avoid dry, flaky skin. Currently, I am only using a very light moisturizer in the morning, and some almond oil before bed, with no dryness during the day.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
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M.N.
Amazing!

I ordered it different brand and just about scathed my skin. The Akamai is very smooth and soft yet does the job of sloughing dead skin. Feels nourishing to skin, not harsh. Very pleased. Will tell anyone looking for a dry brush.

C
C.H.
This dry brush is one of my favorite things in my skincare routine

I love the practice of using this before my nighttime shower. Within a week the tiny bumps on the back of my arms were gone and within 2 weeks all of my skin - even my elbows and knees - have a super-soft feel. I follow it up with my absolute favorite Skin Fuel (which I use 3x a day) and I get lots of compliments from strangers, friends, and even my esthetician! Love how sturdy this brush is. The only request I have is to have one on a longer handle so I can get the middle of my back : ) maybe for the next iteration!

J
J.
Love the Dry Brush!

I've always enjoyed a dry brush during massage treatments and have now picked up the habit at home. I use the dry brush about every two weeks and right before I shower - it exfoliates my skin, gets my blood moving, and after the shower I feel like my skin is renewed!

M
M.
Combats dry skin, and it's good for you too. 

I've been using the Akamai Dry Brush every time I shower (which is about every 2  days or so) for the past month. At first my skin appeared more dry, flaking skin, but now I've noticed fewer flakes and smoother - softer - less "scaley" skin. (Note - I use Skin Fuel after every shower too, while my skin is still wet). While I'm motivated mostly by how good it makes my skin look and feel (particularly on my legs), I've learned that it is great for stimulating my whole system, which has doubled my motivation for doing it before every shower!

J
J.W.
Great Quality, Great Results

This is the first dry brush that I have actually continued to use. I have tried two different dry brushes in the past, but the bristles would either irritate my skin or fall out and leave a mess on my floor or on me. I have been using the Akamai dry brush for about two and half weeks now and I am now having to use less moisturizer on my legs and arms. They are much much less dry and flaky than they ever have been in the past. My typical routine before the dry brush consisted of heavy moisturizer once in the morning and once before bed in order to avoid dry, flaky skin. Currently, I am only using a very light moisturizer in the morning, and some almond oil before bed, with no dryness during the day.