Your skin plays an important role in eliminating toxins. One thirdof the body’s wastes rely on the skin as an elimination route and the skin can release up to a pound of waste each day!The skin is the largest organ in the body and will often be the first organ to show any imbalances internally. To help keep your skin in balance, you can help it exfoliate, which is the removal of dead skin cells and debris.Dry skin brushing is a simple and quick way to exfoliate and help the body detox naturally.It helps support the waste that may clog pores and helps you achieve a vibrant complexion. It also feels great, like giving yourself a mini massage.
Besides its role in exfoliation, dry skin brushing boosts the immune system, increases circulation throughout the body, and supports a healthy nervous system.Dry skin brushing may assist in eliminating cellulite by stimulating circulation. It helps to stimulate the skin and begins to break up the toxic fatty deposits underneath the skin that pucker the overlying skin into cellulite. In order to see results for decreasing cellulite, daily brushing for several months is required.
Dry skin brushing also helps to stimulate thelymphatic system. The lymphatic system is important to the immune system and the body’s natural cleansing process. Dry brushing carries nutrients to cells and stimulates the flow of the lymph which will move the waste out. It will also helps relieve organ congestion.
Always use a brush with natural fibers. A brush made with Tampico fibers from the agave plant is very effective. Use a softer brush on your face, neck, breast and other sensitive areas. Body brush twice a day for 5 minutes to achieve optimal results.
How To Dry Skin Brush
- Dry brush your skin before you shower or bathe.
- Start at your feet and brush towards your heart using long, even strokes.
- Brush all the way up your legs, then over the buttocks, back and abdomen. Concentrate on any areas that have cellulite.
- Be sure to brush lightly on sensitive areas, like the breasts
- When you reach your arms, begin at your fingers and brush up your arms toward your heart.
- Brush your shoulders and chest down, always toward your heart.
- Avoid brushing anywhere the skin is broken or where you have a rash, infection, cut or wound.
- Finish with a shower alternating between hot and cold to continue to stimulate your lymphatic system and boost circulation. Finish with cold water.
- Moisturize the skin with olive, sesame, or coconut oil to seal in the moisture.
Dry skin brushing is a great addition to any daily routine. This along with hydration, and good nutrition will ensure a lifetime of healthy, vibrant skin. Nutrients that are important include healthy fats, plenty of protein, whole grains, dark leafy greens and a variety of non-starchy vegetables.Finally, be sure to get your beauty rest. Sleep is essential for your cells and skin to repair.