If you're looking for an inexpensive and all-natural way to rejuvenate your body, dry skin brushing may be your answer. Every day, we get up and brush our teeth and we brush our hair, but we often forget and ignore the most essential organ that could also benefit from being brushed; the skin.
Dry skin brushing is proven to be very good for the lymphatic system and helps to diminish cellulite. It also softens the skin by exfoliating dead skin cells, helps the body to eliminate toxins, increases circulation of the blood, rejuvenates blood cells and even stimulates hormones. Your skin will feel fresher and tighter when consistent with dry brushing the skin.
What can you use for dry skin brushing?
The only thing that you need to buy for this therapy is a good, all-natural hair or natural fiber brush to stroke up and down against your skin. You can find a natural hair or fiber brush from your local health food store, organic market, or the bath & toiletries section of your local drugstore. Most people prefer using the natural hair or natural fibers because they won’t cause stress to the skin like some synthetic brushes, which can irritate the skin or cause abrasions. Opting for a brush with a longer handle would be helpful for using in hard to reach areas.
What's the best process for dry skin brushing?
You can begin by brushing from the top of your feet and moving upward in slow, circular motions and always toward the heart. Brushing every area of the skin is ideal, including the feet, back, hands, breast and chest area, shoulders and neck. Move up the legs, thighs, buttocks and so on. After brushing the skin, try soaking in a warm bath of lavender essential oil and coconut oil. Dry skin brushing is not recommended if your skin is sore or if there are abrasions or lesions on the skin. Brushing should be invigorating and stimulating to the skin, not irritating or causing the skin to redden.
How often should I try dry skin brushing?
Dry skin brushing is said to be good for acne sufferers and helps the skin to detoxify itself. The organ can potentially eliminate a minimum of one pound of waste per day, and can show signs of stress and poor nutrition by manifesting as acne, breakouts, dry skin, and blemishes. Your skin can benefit from being brushed daily to eliminate pollutants and keep skin looking healthy and fresh.