Dry body brushing is an excellent way to stimulate the lymphatic system and slough away dry skin. It is best done BEFORE entering into the shower in a circular pattern starting with legs and feet and working up towards the upper body.
Then once wet and with a cleansing soap you can also use it on your body. This is NOT appropriate for use on your face as your skin is more delicate.
Made from 100% natural fibres, it will eventually decompose and not leave any harmful residue for the environment.