Let us ask you a question: What is the largest organ in the body? What is one of the most important elimination organs in the body, helping your system to detoxify?
The answer: your skin.
That’s where dry body brushing comes into play. You might think that rubbing your skin for a couple minutes with a dry brush doesn’t have much of an effect, but let us tell you what good it does:
- It helps shed dead skin cells
- It reduces the appearance of cellulite
- It improves vascular blood circulation and lymphatic drainage, hence it helps the body to release toxins via the skin
- It rejuvenates the nervous system by stimulating nerve endings in the skin
- It helps the skin absorb nutrients by eliminating clogged pores
Here’s how it works:
- Dry body brush on dry skin (before taking a shower).
- Work in gentle circular, upward motions.
- Always begin at the calves 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.
- Move up over the legs, thighs, stomach, back, arms and shoulders. Be careful on more sensitive body parts and avoid inflamed/irritated areas.
- Shower off the dead skin cells.
- Ensure you shower to wash away the dead skin cells and impurities.
- Hydrate your skin with a nourishing moisturiser (we love coconut oil).
Dry body brushing is especially beneficial during a cleanse when the body is in the process of shedding lots of toxins. Give it a try during your next cleanse, or experiment with incorporating it into your daily routine. Dry body brushing first thing in the morning can actually set up a perfect day. It allows you to take 5 minutes for yourself, develop a nurturing self-love routine and will leave you feeling happy and ready to attack the day.