9 Key Benefits of Dry Brushing

Interested in improving your circulation and skin? Your skin is the largest organ for absorption and elimination and therefore taking care of your skin can greatly improve your health. Did you know that your skin receives a third of all the blood circulated in the body? Even more fascinating is that your skin will be affected if your blood is full of toxins and it is the last organ to receive nutrients from your body making it the first sign of nutritional imbalances, Skin issues can correlate to health issues so taking care of your largest organ should be a priority!

Dry skin brushing is something we should do on a daily basis along with flossing our teeth because of the numerous health benefits. It is a quick five minute routine that you can add to your morning routine.

9 Key Health Benefits to Dry Skin Brushing:

  • Rejuvenates nervous system
  • Helps skin absorb nutrients
  • Remove dead skin and toxins
  • Stimulates lymphatic system
  • Reduce appearance of cellulite
  • Improves kidney function
  • May reduce muscle tension
  • Supports digestion
  • Makes you feel invigorated

 

How to dry skin brush yourself:

  • Do to dry skin before bathing or showering
  • Go in gentle circular, upward movements beginning at ankles towards heart. (The lymphatic system fluid flows toward the heart)
  • So go from ankles to lower legs to thighs, stomach, back*** and arms.
  • *** The only exception to the upward movements is on your back as you move from the neck down to the lower back
  • Taking a shower or bath afterwards will wash away any dead skin cells and toxins
  • Remember to press softly against skin especially on tender skin areas and never brush sun-burned skin, irritated skin, rashes, open wounds, etc.
  • Remember your health is worth it and that’s the reason you are doing this…so have fun!

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