The body has five major paths of elimination; the colon, kidneys, liver, lungs, and skin. Of these, our skin is the largest elimination organ. Up to a third of all body impurities are excreted through the skin. It releases a pound of waste each day and will be the first organ to show symptoms of imbalance or toxicity. If your skin cannot efficiently release toxins, you may experience rashes, acne, hives, itchiness, body odor, or even eczema and psoriasis.
Dry skin brushing is an easy therapy you can add to your daily detox program. Consistent daily dry skin brushing is cleansing and eliminates more waste material than any soap could, and of added benefit, the skin is not robbed of its natural oils needed to keep it from becoming too dry. Dry skin brushing tones the skin, improves circulation, and aids in relieving skin conditions.
Dry Skin Brushing – How It May Benefit You
- Regulates and increases blood circulation and lymph flow
- Revitalizes and increases your skins ability to eliminate toxins out of the system
- Rejuvenates the nervous system by stimulating nerve endings in the skin
- Contributes to healthier muscle tone and diminishes appearance of cellulite
- Gently removes dead layers of skin and other impurities
- Stimulates the hormone and oil producing glands responsible for keeping your skin looking and feeling young, smooth and strong
Dry Skin Brushing – How To Choose Your Brush
Choose a dry skin brush that has natural fiber bristles and a long handle for reaching all of your back. The bristles may feel too firm at first, but your skin will adjust to this over time. If you have very sensitive skin, you may want to start with a softer brush or a dry towel.
Dry Skin Brushing – How To Dry Skin Brush
Dry skin brushing means brushing the skin without the use of water or soaps. When dry brushing the body, brush the limbs with an upward movement towards the heart. Make long sweeps and avoid back and forth motions. Start at your feet, move up the legs, then work from arms to chest. Every brush motion should be directed towards the heart. Start by brushing skin gently until it becomes conditioned. Avoid brushing the breasts entirely. Avoid brushing the parts of your body that are irritated, damaged or infected.
Dry Skin Brushing – Consistency Is Key
Dry skin brushing stimulates and invigorates the whole body. If done daily, it will drastically improve the look of your skin and overall feeling of wellbeing along with facilitating the body's natural detoxification process.