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Many people carefully tend to the skin on their face, regularly exfoliating, cleansing, and moisturizing.But when’s the last time you tended to the skin on the rest of your body?
Your skin is your largest organ and there is one simple step you can add to your morning routine that can greatly improve its health: dry skin brushing. Dry skin brushing is one of the healthier self-help methods available to us today. Stimulation of the skin sets in motion natural healing pathways within your body.
Dry Brushing has so many benefits including:
- Stimulates Your Lymphatic System
- Increases Circulation
- Reduces Cellulite
- Stress Relief
- Improves Digestion and Kidney Function
- It’s Invigorating
If you are sitting at a computer screen all day long you will particularly love skin brushing. People who have inactive lifestyles or jobs usually experience stiff and sore necks and shoulders that reach even into their arms and down their spines and into their lower backs. Increased blood flow begins entering the areas brushed and you will experience an increase in electromagnetic energy that permits you to feel energized and invigorated.
All you need is a natural bristle brush (no nylon or synthetic brushes), with a long handle so you can reach all areas of your body.
The directions are pretty simple:
- Start on dry skin before bathing.
- Work in gentle circular, upward motions, then longer, smoother strokes.
- Always begin at the ankles in upwards movements towards the heart – the lymphatic fluid flows through the body towards the heart, so it’s important that you brush in the same direction.
Your back is the only exception to the preceding rule; brush from the neck down to the lower back.
- After you’ve finished with the ankles, move up to the lower legs, thighs, stomach, back and arms. Be cautious of softer and sensitive skin around the chest and breasts, and never brush over inflamed skin, sores, sun-burnt skin, or skin cancer.
- Ensure you shower to wash away the dead skin cells and impurities.
Tip: alternating temperatures in the shower from hot to cold will further invigorate the skin and stimulate blood circulation, bring more blood to the outer layers of the skin.
Then follow it up with a slick moisturizer to nourish the skin (personally, I’m a fan of coconut oil).
Give it a go for 30 consecutive days and your body will love you for it!