Dry brushing is a growing practice that involves actually brushing the skin with a brush. Your skin is the largest organ in your body. In order for it to function properly, you need to take good care of it and using this technique may help.
Approximately a third of the toxins expelled from the body leave through the pores in your skin. However, dead skin cells tend to clog the pores, trapping the toxins inside where they can wreak havoc on your health. Today I’ll share some amazing benefits of dry brushing that can help treat this problem.
Dry Brushing Exfoliates Your Skin
When you brush your skin, the bristles loosen up and remove the dead skin cells so it naturally exfoliates your whole body. Your skin will feel soft and silky to the touch and it allows your skin to breathe and absorb nutrients easier. This practice also helps to unclog and open up your pores so the toxins can escape through the skin naturally.
Increase Blood Circulation Using a Dry Brush
Body Brush from Natural Boar Bristle, for Dry Skin Brushing & Massaging Back Brush to Reduce Cellulite with Loofah Back Scrubber Including Konjack SpongeBrushing your skin will help increase your blood circulation. This will boost your energy levels and it has other benefits as well. For example, it can help reduce your risks of stroke and heart attack. It can also promote cell growth and improve organ functions.
The lymphatic system makes up a major part of your immune system. It contains lymph vessels, nodes and ducts. Lymph vessels run underneath the skin and a clear liquid called lymph travels through these vessels. Lymph contains white blood cells. These cells cover the tissues within your body as they pass through the lymphatic system and make their way to the bloodstream. Many believe that if you dry brush, you’re stimulating the lymph flow, which increases the body’s ability to detoxify itself naturally.
It May Reduce Cellulite
While there is no concrete evidence that dry brushing will get rid of cellulite, many people claim it has helped them significantly. Cellulite is the result of toxic substances trapped underneath the skin. When you dry brush and open up your pores to allow these toxins to escape, it helps to fade the cellulite.
How to Dry Brush the Skin
To dry brush the skin, you first need to choose a brush made from natural fibers. It should also have a medium or long handle to make it easier to reach all the areas of your body. A couple weeks ago, I received this set to try it out and review it. I love it that it has not only a dry brush, but also a massage brush. The brushes can be used alone, or extended with the included handle, so you can reach hard to reach areas on your back.
Add to the brushes the exfoliating back scrubber, and the facial charcoal Konjac sponge, and you have the perfect set to care for your skin.
Now that you have the proper tools, let’s go back and see how to actually use these brushes and exfoliating back scrubber.
Dry Body Brushing Technique
Begin brushing the palms of your hand first and slowly work up each arm to the shoulder. Next, start at the bottom of the feet and slowly brush up each leg and then do the stomach and back area. Use long smooth strokes and always brush towards the heart, never away from it. Gently go over each section a few times for the best results.
The best time to dry brush your skin is right before taking a shower. You can also stimulate blood circulation even more by alternating between hot as cold water when showering. Gently pat the skin dry and apply a natural body lotion afterwards. You can make your own body lotion using essential oils and enjoy even more benefits.
Dry brushing your skin is easy to do and it has a number of benefits that can help improve your overall health. Be sure to clean your brush with soap and water at least once a week to remove dead skin cells and allow it to air dry.