What's so great about skin brushing? It's like the ultimate scratching session. In fact, my boyfriend and I once talked about opening a back scratching salon because it feels so good. Then we realized there was already skin brushing (duh!) and had a good laugh at ourselves. What are the health benefits of skin brushing? Why does it feel so darn good? What's the purpose of brushing your skin?
Skin brushing helps boost other skin treatments.
It removes dead skin. It's also great for getting rid of scaly eczema patches. There's a wonderful side health benefit to this. Your skin will respond better to nourishment with all those dry, flaky skin cells removed. After a good skin brushing, use other favorite treatments for improved results. You might be surprised at the difference.
Skin brushing can be a cellulite remover.
It boosts circulation. Regular skin brushing can aid the circulatory system, just like massage does. I like to use fresh dry coffee grounds with my skin brush to amplify the circulatory effects. Since I started to use this process, I've found it also helps lessen cellulite. What an awesome side health benefit!
Skin brushing fights acne.
Brushing your skin daily clears blocked pores. By opening or clearing your pores, you give toxins an easy escape route. They no longer get trapped under skin to cause acne and infection. Use caution if you already have severe acne. Scrub gently at first to lessen broken skin. Keep your brush sterile to avoid spreading bacteria.
Skin brushing leads to prettier feet and ankles.
It no surprise that brushing feet softens and smooths callused skin. Wearing summer sandals is much less embarrassing without those rough dry heels. Skin brushing can even keep your feet from being so stinky. That's because it clears blocked pores. Guess what, though? If you practice skin brushing, your feet are also less likely to swell at the ankle. Just another great side health benefit to improving your circulation.
Skin brushing makes you prettier.
What? That's right, it's a real beauty booster. Brushing your skin improves your complexion noticeably with it's circulatory effects.
How does skin brushing make you prettier?
*Your acne, blackheads and other blemishes will lessen.
*It prevents varicose veins.
*It gives skin more color.
Perhaps one of the best side health benefits of skin brushing is the healthy glow you'll radiate daily.
Note: This article was previously published on Yahoo! Voices by Jaipi Sixbear
Jaipi Sixbear is a website owner/manager, published author, blogger, multi-topic columnist at Examiner.com. and a regular contributor at Yahoo! Jaipi also ghost writes for several clients and coaches writers new to web writing and marketing.