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  • Writer's pictureHelen

Dry Body Brushing

Updated: Jul 9, 2021

This is such an important and simple procedure you can do for your health.

Your skin, the largest organ in the human body is an organ of elimination. One-third of your body’s toxins are excreted through the skin and dry brushing helps to unclog pores and excrete toxins that become trapped in the skin. It only needs to take a few minutes before you have a shower in the morning.

1. It stimulates your lymphatic system.

If the lymphatic system is congested, it can lead to a build-up of toxins, causing inflammation and illness.

Dry brushing stimulates the lymphatic system as it stimulates and invigorates the skin.

2. You'll exfoliate dead skin.

Removing the dead skin on our body will ensure that your skin is exfoliated. No extra need for body scrubs.

3. Dry brushing helps to reduce cellulite.

Cellulite is simply toxic materials that have accumulated in your body’s fat cells and are trapped, unable to be eliminated from the body. Dry skin brushing helps to break down any trapped toxins from within the body and helps your body eliminate them.

4. It unclogs pores and de-congests skin.

Dry skin brushing unclogs the pores of your skin and helps your skin absorb more nutrients. Daily skin brushing promotes healthy, breathing skin.

To get started, follow these simple steps:

1. Purchase a natural (not synthetic) bristle brush that is soft rather than hard. The skin should not be scratched.

2. Begin brushing by starting at your feet and moving in long sweeping motions toward your heart. Always brush toward your heart as the chest area is where the lymph system drains. When you start on your arms, begin at the hands and work upward. Use firm, small strokes upwards, or work in a circular motion.

4. Brush several times in each area, overlapping as you go.

5. Take care as you brush over more sensitive areas, like breasts. Your skin will become less sensitive the more you dry brush.

6. If you have the energy, once you've brushed your entire body have a shower. (You could try alternating between cold water and warm water to stimulate blood circulation, bringing more blood to the top layers of the skin.)

7. After getting out of the shower, pat dry skin and apply a natural oil or body lotion.

8. Continue to dry brush your entire body every day. Remember to clean your brush with soap and water once a week. Leave to dry in a clean, sunny spot to avoid any mildew accumulation on your brush.


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