Dry Skin Brushing
Detoxification is an important factor in health, especially during a change in season. Here are some helfpul directions about dry skin brushing – a very useful technique for increasing the skin’s ability to eliminate toxins:
Dry Skin Brushing
-Up to 1/3 of all body impurities are excreted through the skin. It is the largest eliminative organ, next to the kidney, liver, lungs and colon.
-Breathing through the pores, the body absorbs oxygen and excretes carbon dioxide, wastes and toxins.
-Certain nutrients are also absorbed through the skin, including vitamin D.
-Once the pores become clogged with dead skin cells and impurities, the functioning of the skin becomes impaired, contributing to degenerative diseases.
-Daily application of moisturizers, deodorants, and synthetic clothing further disallow the skin to perform its innate detoxifying functions.
Benefits of Dry Skin Brushing:
-Stimulates blood flow in all underlying tissues and organs.
-Removes dead layers of skin and other impurities.
-Promotes hormone and oil-producing glands.
-Helps keep pores open, eliminating toxins from the body.
-Maintains a youthful, smooth, strong skin appearance, preventing premature aging.
-Rejuvenates the nervous system by stimulating nerve-endings in the skin.
-Helps to prevent colds, in combination with hot/cold showers.
-Contributes to healthier muscle tone and can break down cellulite with continued use.
Directions For Dry Skin Brushing
Note: devote at least 5-10 minutes morning and night
1. Starting with the soles of your feet up your legs, work towards your heart. Continue with hands and arms, back, abdomen, chest and neck.
2. Start with gentle, circular movements, using as much pressure as you can comfortably stand. Work up to a pressure that creates a warm, rosy glow to the skin.
3. After brushing, have a shower to wash away any dead skin cells and toxic particles.
Some Tips on Dry Skin Brushing
-Choose a brush made from natural vegetable fibre bristles for best results.
-Wash your dry skin brush with a natural soap every 2 weeks to keep impurities from clogging it up.
-Dry the brush in a warm place or in the sun.
-For hygienic reasons, for each member of the household, use one brush each.
-Never brush skin that is irritated, damaged or infected.
-Use a Loofah or special facial brush for your face, as the face can be too sensitive for brushing.
-Don’t forget about brushing your scalp. This will increase blood flow to hair follicles, stimulating growth and keeping the scalp clean of dandruff, excess oils, etc.