Dry Skin Brushing
Practice daily before bathing. Look for a natural fiber brush that fits comfortable in your hand. Use circular motions starting at the feet/legs and move upward towards heart, then arms moving towards heart. Be sure to brush belly and buttocks. Use light technique over tender areas behind knees inside of arms, and breast areas. Avoid face skin is too sensitive.
The benefits of dry skin brushing include:
• Increasing the circulation to the skin could possibly reduce the appearance of cellulite. Cellulite is toxic material accumulated in your body’s fat cells. So, rather than take drastic measures like liposuction, how about utilizing the dry skin brushing techniques to help break down unwanted toxins?
• Dry body brushing helps shed dead skin cells (and encourages new cell renewal), which results in smoother and brighter skin. It can also help with any pesky ingrown hairs.
• It assists in improving vascular blood circulation and lymphatic drainage. By releasing toxins, it encourages the body’s discharge of metabolic wastes so the body is able to run more effectively.
• Dry skin brushing rejuvenates the nervous system by stimulating nerve endings in the skin (and it feels pretty great, too!).
• It helps with muscle tone and gives you a more even distribution of fat deposits.
• Dry skin brushing helps your skin to absorb nutrients by eliminating clogged pores.
• Dry body brushing first thing in the morning can actually set up a perfect day!