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Dry Skin Brushing
The skin is the largest organ of the body. It is responsible for ¼ of the body’s detoxification each day, making it one of the most important organs of elimination! Toxicity can gather under the skin’s surface from the use of soaps, skin creams, antiperspirants or synthetic fibers worn next to the skin. Skin brushing assists the lymph system in cleansing toxins that collect in the lymph glands. Use this technique to improve the surface circulation of the skin by keeping the pores of the skin open, encouraging your body’s discharge of metabolic wastes, resulting in the improved ability to combat bacteria and helping your skin to look and feel healthier and more resilient.
The benefits of dry skin brushing are:
Tightens the skin and improves texture
Aids in digestion
Stimulates circulation by increasing cell renewal
Drains and cleanses entire lymphatic system
Removes dead skin cells
Strengthens the immune system
Stimulates the glands, helping all body systems perform at peak efficiency.
How do I get started?
1. Buy a long handled, natural, not synthetic, bristle brush that will not scratch the surface of your skin.
2. Brush skin before showering or bathing once a day or twice if possible.
3. Do not wet the skin. It will not have the same effect.
4. Always brush towards the heart.
5. Start with the soles of the feet first, because the nerve endings there affect the whole body. Next brush the ankles, calves and thighs, then brush your stomach and buttocks. Lastly brush your hands and arms.
6. Do lighter strokes over and around breasts, avoiding the nipples.
7. Brush each part of the body several times vigorously and completely, brushing the whole body.
8. Take a warm bath or shower, which should always be followed by a cool rinse at the end to invigorate blood circulation and to stimulate surface warmth.
9. Wash your brush every week or so in soapy warm water and let it dry completely
10. Enjoy the many benefits!
Be Healthy! Itsy