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