dry skin brushing is just as important for you daily routine as brushing your teeth. That goes for guys as well as girls! Young and Mature.
Here are 5 top tips for this vital health and beauty regime.
- why? – CRUCIAL to your health is the elimination of toxins. Accumulation of toxins can lead to serious health problems – ranging from skin diseases (acne,rashes) to heart disease, cancer, diabetes and arthritis. The body excretes toxins via breath, skin (our largest organ, dumping an estimated 1/3 of toxins) via sweat, poo and urine. Toxins sit in the fat cells and make it more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.
- how? – Dry skin brushing stimulates circulation which encourages the removal of excess fluid and the delivery of toxins to our skin, as well as our intestine and bladder. The kidneys and liver do a great job at removing toxins but stress, overeating, alcohol, processed foods & environmental pollution can really over-tax them, so they need all the help they can get.
- benefits – Cellulite reduction. Anti-aging. Skin tonifying. Improved immune function. Improved blood circulation. Lymphatic drainage. Daily detox. Promotes long term health. Assists weight loss.
- technique – It only takes about 5-10 minutes in the morning before you shower. Long strokes are used to increase blood circulation, this is why using a DRY verses a WET brush helps the brush to glide over the skin. Follow the picture guide below. Then shower as normal. 2 or 3 times a week boost the effect and EXFOLIATE in the shower. Top Tip – mix sugar (the only thing it’s good for!), lemon juice and coconut oil and rub over body, before lightly rinsing off.
5 – which brush? – use a natural bristle brush or loofah. One with a LONG handle, to reach your back (unless you’ve a honey to do it for you!).
personal recommendation. I will always try it out before sharing it with you. In the last two months I’ve been dry brushing everyday. My skin is SOFTER than it has been in years. Even without the slathering on of delicious coconut oil, at the end of my shower. Of course eating natural foods, slurping plenty of water, exercising , breathing and reducing stress are all crucial too.
It is such a simple and cheap ALL ROUND health and beauty tool, for your daily regime. Kids need to be taught this! I wish I’d been shown how to do it when I learnt to brush my own hair.