An easy and inexpensive home detox method is Dry Skin Brushing. This technique provides a number of important health benefits. The skin is the body's largest organ, one of its primary functions is to facilitate the elimination of toxins through the pores. The skin is so important in the process of eliminating toxins it is often referred to as a third kidney.
Toxins from the air, in cosmetics and
beauty products, or from our diets can hinder the skin's detox function
by clogging up pores. By spending a few minutes each day dry brushing
your skin, you will greatly improve your skin's ability to eliminate
toxins from your body. If you have a cellulite gel or
No unusual equipment is needed for dry brushing – just a brush made with soft, natural hair. Avoid nylon or synthetic fiber brushes as theses can be too hard. A long-handled brush will be helpful for reaching all areas of the skin.
As the name suggests, your skin must be dry so the most obvious time to do skin brushing is right before your daily shower. This will make it easy to remember and the shower will help accelerate the cleansing process by washing loose impurities off the brushed skin. For best and ongoing results, try to do it on a daily basis.
Generally you would start from your feet to the top of your legs using long sweeping strokes. Then brush from the hands towards the shoulders and on the torso in an upward direction. This will help drain the lymph back to your heart.
Always use brush strokes toward the heart as this facilitates detoxification. You can experiment to find a method of brushing that is comfortable to you.
Concentrate (gently) on areas which suffer from dryness or cellulite, but avoid areas of broken skin or rashes and your face. You can also brush in a circular motion on the palms of your hands and soles of your feet.
begin dry skin brushing, you will probably enjoy the invigorating and
energizing feeling it brings as well as all the added health benefits
mentioned above. For most people, dry skin brushing is an easy, healthy
habit to include in their body cleansing routine.