Body Brushing: What is it and What Can it Do for Me?

Body Brushing is a highly recommended technique for daily exfoliation.  

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Detoxifying your body can come in many ways.  Commonly we hear of everything from pills to liquid detox concoctions. One of the five major paths of body detoxification deals with the skin.  Of course the body can also use the colon, kidneys, liver, and lungs. 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.

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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.

Consistency Is Key with Dry Skin Brushing

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.

How Dry Brushing 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