As Seen in Pilates Style Magazine.
To quote Joe Pilates, “The pores of your skin must “breathe” –
they cannot do so unless they are kept open and are freed from clogging.”
To use your dry brush:
Start at your feet and brush upward towards the heart. Similarly, for your arms, begin at the hands and work upward. Use firm, small strokes upwards, or work in a circular motion. For the stomach, work in a counterclockwise pattern. Pilates said a handleless brush “…forces us to twist, squirm and control ourselves in every conceivable way [.] to reach every portion of our body which are otherwise comparatively easy to reach with a handle brush.
“Your skin will soon respond most gratifyingly to this perhaps seemingly “Spartan-like” treatment and acquire in the process a new, fresh, glowing appearance, and develop a texture smooth and soft to the touch.