Dry Skin BrushingDry Skin Brushing for Vibrant Skin!
Increases Cell Renewal
Cleanses Lymphatic System
Removes Dead Skin Cells
Strengthens Immune System
Dry skin brushing is one of the best ways to cleanse the skin without removing the protective mantle of acid and oils. Daily skin brushing removes the top layer of dead skin with its build-up of dirt and opens the pores and enables skin to "breathe" more freely.
As the largest eliminative organ, the skin plays a vital role in ridding the body of toxins and impurities that are potential sources of illness. It is estimated that the skin eliminates over one pound of waste per day! For this reason, daily skin brushing goes hand in hand with an internal cleansing program.
Skin brushing is one way to cleanse the lymphatic system. Waste material is carried away from the cells by the blood and lymph. Skin brushing stimulates the release of this material from the cells near the surface of the body.
Skin brushing helps to control cellulite by bringing nurtrients and oxygen to the outer layer of the skin. It increases lymph circulation, stimulates the sweat glands and also increases blood circulation to underlying organs and tissues in the body. Too little exercise, along with the common use of antiperspirants, can keep people from perspiring enough. This results in toxins backing up into the body instead of being released through the sweat as intended.
Removing the top layer of dead skin cells, and stimulating the circulation of blood are essential for maintaining youthful, glowing and supple skin. Another benefit is loss of excess weight and cellulite. People will lose weight faster and more evenly over their entire body when skin brushing is included in their weight loss program.
How to skin brush:
First, get an all natural fiber brush. Synthetic fibers will irritate the skin. The best time to skin brush is before your morning bath or shower. Remember to brush the skin when it's dry, as this it most effective.
Start at the top of your feet and work up your legs and thighs towards the groin, using light, gentle strokes. All brushing movements should be towards the heart to encourage the return of blood and lymphatic flow.
Work in clockwise circular movements over the tummy, then do hands and arms, going up the arm to the shoulder, through the armpit and under the breast towards the heart. Use gentle downward strokes on your neck, throat and chest. Then do the back and across the shoulders. Do every part of your skin, except your face.
Pay particular attention to the cellulite-prone areas like your thighs. Brush your abdomen only with a clockwise circular motion and then going on up towards to the heart. Do not be too rough. Over brushing causes the skin to turn red and become irritated. Also, the lymph vessels are right under the skin surface and do not need pressure for stimulation. A light touch is more effective.
For your face, use a softer brush since blood vesels are nearer the surface of the skin and can be broken if brushed too hard. Begin in the center of your face and stroke outwards. Then brush down the sides of your face and neck. This will vitalize your skin and keep it glowing.
When you are finished, hop into the bath or shower. From the increase in the lypmph flow you'll feel a light tingling all over your body.
Dry skin brushing is one of the most powerful things you can do for your skin and lymphatic system on a daily basis. You will be amazed with the results this daily 3 minute routine produces!