You know, we are all concerned about tending to the skin on our face...but what about the rest of the body? Your skin is the largest organ you have, and I have a tip for improving the aesthetic appearance of it and also improving the circulation. It is called "dry brushing". The skin is very complex...made up of nerves, glands, and cell layers that serve as a buffer to protect your body from outside contaminants. Your skin is also a detoxifier of waste from your body. Dry skin brushing has 6 key benefits:
- Stimulates lymphatic system
- Increases Circulation
- Reduces Cellulite (one that I need)
- Stress Reliever
- Improves digestion and kidney function
Your investment for dry skin brushing is minimal. Maybe $5-$20...and the pay-off is huge!
First, you will need a high-quality natural bristle dry brush (preferably one with a long handle so you can reach your back and hard-to-reach spots. You can brush your entire body (except for face) once or twice a day. Always brush toward your heart which is best for your lymphatic system and circulation. Start at your feet and work your way up your legs to your arms, chest, back, and stomach. The pressure you apply to your skin should be firm, but not painful (do not scrub). Your skin should be pink after you brush but not red or irritated. You can brush from 2 minutes to 20, whatever you prefer. You skin will feel invigorated and tighter with regular brushing. I have been dry brushing for one week now and notice a difference in the tightness of my legs and the cellulite on them. When I dry brush my back, I feel the sensation of my nerves activating and getting invigorated! Give it a try!