Would you be interested in a simple technique that promotes circulation, boosts your immune system, eliminates toxins and reduces cellulite?
If you answered yes then you will want to know about dry skin brushing.
Your skin is an organ of elimination and the largest organ in the human body. Toxins are excreted through the skin and dry brushing helps to unclog pores and eliminate toxins that become trapped in the skin. It also removes dry, dead skin cells allowing new cells to form more quickly and give your skin a healthy glow.
One of the most important benefits of dry skin brushing is stimulation of the lymphatic system. When the lymphatic system is not working properly, waste and toxins build up in the body. Lymphatic congestion leads to inflammation and disease.
Dry skin brushing helps stimulate lymph flow and clean the system. The lymphatic system doesn’t have its own pump like the heart does for the circulatory system. It depends on body movement to pump lymph fluid through the system.
Dry skin brushing also stimulates the nervous system to improve muscle tone and reduces cellulite by tightening the outer layers of skin called the epidermis, breaking up toxic material that is trapped in the dimpled skin. Forget the liposuction….grab the dry brush!
Dry Skin Brushing
You should dry brush your skin at least once a day, twice a day if you are trying to regulate a health condition such as cancer. Use long sweeping motions toward your heart. For best results dry brush right before your shower.
Never brush over skin that is broken, which includes cuts, scrapes, lesions, sores or burned skin, including radiation burns. Don’t ever brush over areas of infection, redness or general irritation, inflammation, cellulitis or skin cancer. Stop dry brushing if skin becomes irritated or inflamed.
Here’s how to dry brush your skin:
- Use a natural (not synthetic) soft bristle brush with a long handle so you can reach everywhere.
- Get naked and stand in the shower or a tiled surface to catch the dead skin.
- Begin brushing by starting at your feet and moving in long sweeping motions up your legs and over your buttocks.
- Then brush your arms, beginning at your hands and working up to your shoulders. Then brush around your rib cage in toward the center and around each breast, being careful of sensitive areas.
- When you brush your belly use wide circles in a clockwise direction.
- Finish by softly brushing your face, starting at your forehead and working down each side. Brush down your neck.
- Once you have brushed your entire body enjoy a refreshing shower.
- After the shower, pat your skin dry and apply a natural moisturizer.
Remember to always brush towards the heart and use a dry brush. Clean your brush regularly with soap and water allowing it to dry thoroughly before use.
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