Just like we brush our teeth and hair everyday, so should we brush our skin- our body's largest organ! This is a healthy practice that can be done daily to get rid of toxins and thrive. Dry body brushing helps the skin to eliminate about 25% of the toxins in our bodies and to also remove the dead skin cells giving way to a brighter and glowing skin.
How to do it: Use a brush with soft natural bristles, preferably with a longer handle so as to reach your back. Begin brushing at your feet and work your way slowly up the body with long sweeping motions, ensure you are brushing towards the heart always. When dry brushing the stomach area, it is best to go in a clockwise motion as that works with the natural digestive flow.
Be gentle as you brush, you will notice that the skin may be slightly flushed afterwards but it should not be painful, red or sore. Be sure to avoid brushing over fresh wounds, burns and cuts. The skin should be dry but not excessively dry when brushing. If you shower after brushing, it will help remove exfoliated skin cells. You will immediately notice the smooth skin and glow.
Benefits: It stimulates the lymphatic system and helps with muscle tone. It removes dead skin cells. It makes your skin softer, smoother, and tighter by increasing the flow of blood, and improves circulation, which reduces the appearance of cellulite. It also improves digestion, reduces stress, and energizes your whole body.
- Reduces cellulite
- boosts circulation
- improves lymph drainage
- increases release of toxins
- promotes tighter and glowing skin
- encourages cell renewal.
Dry skin brushing is a ritual we should embrace everyday. It takes less than 15 minutes and is a great moment where you are completely present and can have that dialogue with your body!