The skin is our largest organ and is responsible for 25 percent of the body’s ability to detox. Skin brushing the body has been used for thousands of years and is believe to come from ancient Egypt and has been seen practiced in Scandinavia, Russia, India, Japan, Greece and the Cherokee tribe. Skin brushing helps remove dead skin and stimulates the lymphatic and circulatory systems, improving detoxification, plus kidney & liver functions.
The benefit of dry brushing include:
Exfoliating dead skin cells
Increasing blood circulation
Plumping the skin
Stimulates the lymphatic system
Smooths & tightens skin
Boosts the immune system
Promotes relaxation and relives stress
Improves skin appearance
Stimulates collagen production
Supports liver detoxification
Assists in the detoxification of excess hormones
Improves kidney function
Prevents ingrown hairs
Promotes even fat distribution
Rejuvenates the nervous system
Improves muscle tone
Enhances nutrients absorbed by the skin
HOW TO DRY BRUSH
Brushing should be light pressure, you are not wanting to hurt the skin or cause irritation.
The best time to dry brush is before you shower.
Your brushing should be upwards, with light pressure, and short strokes. Making your way towards the heart will help remove the toxins, fluids, and inflammation.
Start with the soles of your feet, brushing them in long, quick strokes.
Next, move up your legs, brushing from the top of your feet to your thighs and buttocks. You can also do a few short strokes behind your knees.
Next brush your hands and arms upward with short, gentle strokes towards the heart.
Next brush your chest, stomach, shoulders and back with inward gentle strokes towards the heart. Brushing the stomach should follow a counterclockwise brushing.
If you are wanting to dry brush the face- PLEASE BE CAREFUL & GENTLE
Start with your neck brushing downwards.
Then move to one side of your face, moving upward from the bottom of your chin to the top of your forehead. Working from the centre of your face outwards, then change sides.