Dry Skin Brushing
Dry Skin Brushing
Such a simple procedure that has huge benefits and is not expensive at all! Here is some helpful information on the benefits and the instructions on how to introduce this health-boosting ritual into your daily life.
It is well known that the skin is the largest organ in the body, and is responsible for 1/4 of the body's detoxification each day, making it one of the most significant elimination organs. The skin is also known as the "3rd" kidney. Toxicity can gather beneath the skin's surface from such common influences such as improper ph levels in body soaps, skin creams and anti-perspirants, plus synthetic fibers worn next to the skin with any of them contributing to a variety of skin problems and conditions.
When you do skin brushing, you assist your lymphatic system to cleanse itself of the toxins that collect in the lymph glands. Using a simple technique to improve the surface circulation on the skin and keep the pores of the skin open, you encourage your body's discharge of metabolic wastes, resulting in an greater ability to combat bacteria, and assisting your skin to look more radiant and feel divine!
. Tightens skin.
. Improves digestion.
. Reduces cellulite.
. Stimulates circulation.
. Increases cell renewal.
. Cleans the lymphatic system.
. Removes dead skin layers.
. Strengthens the immune system.
. Improves exchange between cells.
. Stimulates all of the glands, thus helping ALL of the body systems to perform at peak efficiency!
How To Do Skin Brushing:
1. Buy a natural, non-synthetic, bristle brush, since it does not
scratch the surface of your skin.
2. Choose a brush with a medium to long handle, so that you're able
to get to the areas of your body, that are not easy to reach.
3. Skin Brush, before showering or bathing, at least once per day, or twice if possible.
4. Do not wet your skin, since it will not have the same effect because this stretches your skin.
5. Brush each part of your body with quick light strokes, but also somewhat vigorously and completely brushing your whole body.
6. To start, brush the soles of your feet first, because the nerve endings there affect your whole body, then brush between the toes, your ankles, calves, and thighs, continue to brush upwards on the buttocks. Do circular counter-clockwise strokes around your abdomen. Do lighter strokes around your breasts, and do not brush the nipples. Next, brush your hands paying attention to the spaces between your fingers, then continue to brush up to your underarms, then from under the jawline and down around the neck.
7. ALWAYS skin brush towards the heart.
8. Take a warm bath or shower, which should always be followed by a cool rinse at the end to invigorate the blood circulation and stimulate surface warmth.
9. In Ayurveda, it is often recommended to massage the body with sesame oil after skin brushing and before showering to nourish the entire nervous system on a deep level. This would ideally be done in the evening followed bya light rinsing shower.
10. Wash your brush every few weeks in water and allow it dry.