What if I told you there was a simple beauty trick that only takes five minutes out of your day, costs hardly anything to do, and helps your body inside as well as out?
Dry skin brushing is an excellent way to improve your skin, get rid of dry, dead skin cells and helps remove toxins from our largest organ of absorption and elimination.
The benefits of dry skin brushing are many:
- Removes dead layers of skin and other outer impurities.
- Stimulates and increases blood circulation.
- Helps release fatty deposits under your skin’s surface.
- Assists the eliminative capacity of your body’s organs.
- Rejuvenates your cells.
- Strengthens your immune system.
- Increases muscle tone.
- Improves skin texture.
- Helps prevent premature ageing.
So how do you do it? Here is a little guide:
It’s best to dry brush first thing in the morning before you shower.
Start with light pressure until you’re used to the sensation (it makes you tingle), then move on to firmer strokes.
Use a natural bristled brush or a loofah as a second choice. I use these brushes which are available on Amazon or e-bay:
Avoid synthetic or nylon brushes or gloves as they’re too sharp and can damage the skin.
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.
Once you have covered your lower body, move to your hands and work up your arms toward your heart in the same manner.
Next (using the long handle of the brush), brush your back.
Last, work on your abdomen (moving in a clockwise direction to follow the movement of the colon), chest and neck. Be cautious of the softer and sensitive skin around the chest and breasts, and never brush over inflamed skin, sores, sun-burnt skin, or skin cancer.
Don’t get tempted to brush your face as the skin is too sensitive on that area ~ however, there are brushes you can get for your face, which will do the trick without harming your delicate skin.
Brush for about three-to-five minutes until your skin is rosy and slightly tingly.
Always shower after you dry brush to wash off the dead skin.
Keep a separate dry brush for every member of the family, and be sure to periodically wash it.
NOTE: Avoid on broken or sensitive skin and take care to brush lightly over cellulite areas.
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 moisturizer to nourish the skin (personally, I’m a fan of coconut oil).
I hope you will give it a go for around 30 days and see if your skin doesn’t improve….let me know your results!!