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Dry Skin Brushing

Improve Your Health With Dry Skin Brushing

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

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

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then applying it to your problematic areas after dry-skin brushing will greatly improve the absorption of the gel or oil.

Health Benefits of Dry Skin Brushing

  • Skin brushing removes dead skin layers. This results in the appearance of the skin being noticeably softer and brighter.
  • Dry brushing increases blood circulation to skin. Increased blood supply to the skin not only encourages your body’s discharge of metabolic wastes but also improves the nutrients and oxygen supply to the skin thus improving the appearance of the skin if done regularly.
  • It stimulates the organs of detoxification by providing a gentle internal massage.
  • Skin brushing also stimulates the nervous system and improves its function.
  • Dry brushing the skin helps clear toxins from the lymphatic system. Since the lymph system is a vital part of detoxification, dry skin brushing is a great detox method to help the body cleanse itself naturally. This is especailly helpful for fluid retention in the lower legs and ankles.
  • As an added bonus you may notice an improvement in the appearance of cellulite and better muscle tone.

What You Need To Dry Brush Your Skin

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.

How To Dry Brush Your Skin

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.

When you 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.

After Dry Skin Brushing

After dry skin brushing, it is recommended to take a warm shower or bath to remove any dead skin cells that have been brushed off. It is important to use a gentle soap or body wash, as harsh soaps can strip the skin of its natural oils and cause dryness.

After showering, it is important to moisturize the skin to hydrate it and protect it from drying out. It is best to use a natural, fragrance-free moisturizer that is appropriate for your skin type.

It is also recommended to drink a glass of water after dry skin brushing, as the technique can help to release toxins from the body and it's important to stay hydrated to help flush them out. Water with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice is even better.

It is also important to dry brush before showering or bathing, as your skin should be dry while brushing. And also, it is best to avoid dry brushing on sensitive or irritated skin, or on areas where there are varicose veins, open wounds, or sunburns.

It is also recommended to dry brush every day or every other day, and to use a brush with natural bristles.

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