Dry skin brushing not only removes the dead skin cells on your body, but it helps to regenerate new skin. It is one of the few actually successful ways to improve the appearance of cellulite and, when done regularly, results in improved radiance in your skin. It also increases circulation and enhances your body’s ability to detoxify.
Brush Away The Toxins
The skin is our largest organ and a huge player in eliminating toxins. Dry skin brushing is an easy way to increase circulation and enhance this detoxification process.
Dry skin brushing stimulates the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system consists of lymph vessels, nodes and organs all throughout your body. Lymph nodes act as our blood stream’s filtration system. Gentle skin brushing stimulates this entire system, along with increasing blood circulation, leading to a more efficient detoxification system.
How To Dry Skin Brush
To begin dry brushing your skin, you will need a natural bristle brush with a longer handle. Start with brushing your feet, including the soles, and work your way up to your legs. Use gentle sweeping strokes towards the heart. No scrubbing or back and forth motions.
For your upper body, continue to use light strokes toward your heart. For your stomach, you want to brush in the natural direction your intestines flow, right to left. Be sure to brush over the top of your breasts where a large concentration of lymph nodes lies. When brushing your neck , use gentle downward sweeps, avoiding the sensitive skin of your face.
Always brush your skin gently. You may find your skin is sensitive to the brush at first, but over time, your skin will become more resilient to the brushing. When finished, your skin should appear slightly pink, but not red or irritated and it should not be painful while you are brushing.
5 Minutes To Better Health
Dry brushing your entire body will take approximately 5 minutes. It’s a great way to start your day by taking a few minutes to do something that’s beneficial to your health and will also give you glowing, radiant skin. Just be sure to follow with a warm shower right after to remove the dead skin cells.