What if you could help your body cleanse itself simply brushing the “yuckiness” off your skin? That’s exactly what dry skin brushing does.
Think of it as removing the top layer of dead skin debris, allowing your body to expel more toxins as it deems fit.
Dry Brushing Skin Benefits
Dry skin brushing helps to remove dead skin, and any toxins that your body expels through your skin. The skin is the body’s largest organ.
Along with the colon and urinary tract, the skin is one of the most important waste management organs of the body.
When you brush your skin with a dry brush you are also stimulating the lymph nodes. This in turn helps with further circulation and elimination of toxins, and also boosts the immune system.
Dry Skin Brushing and Cellulite
Ladies you’ll be pleased to know skin brushing helps eliminate cellulite too!
Simply brush your thighs and any area where you experience cellulite, and see what happens. In effect you are giving the toxins that are stored in your thighs a way out.
No one wants to store that junk in their trunk, so let it out by brushing it off!
How to Dry Skin Brush
The brush itself looks a bit like a softer version of a horse’s brush, with natural bristles. Begin by brushing the soles of your feet (try not to giggle too much!) and move up your legs, always brushing toward your heart.
Continue brushing gently toward your heart, or against the direction of the hair on your arms. After brushing, your skin will begin to feel softer. It will also make it easier for you to sweat toxins out.
Ladies avoid the breast area, since it is a more sensitive part of the body.
When to skin brush?
Ideally you would do a round of dry skin brushing before taking a shower, or before a work out. This ensures that your pores are clear of any debris, so that your body can expel toxins (if any, I know you’re pretty clean already!).
You can do it daily for good measure. If you do a fast or a cleanse, it’s even more important to help your body eliminate toxins by dry brushing your skin.
Where to find a skin brush?
You can find skin brushes at your local bath or body shop. I’ve also found them in most natural health food stores. You can also get a Purest Palm Body Brush at Amazon.
Enjoy brushing yourself to smoother skin, and ultimately a cleaner body all around!
Yesterday was really tough. I have a feeling it’s because I wasn’t keeping myself busy enough, but I was definitely thinking about food more than the other days.
The lemon/lime sour taste is starting to get old. I decided to make myself a cup of herbal tea, since that’s considered an acceptable way to “cheat” during the fast. It was great because it really cut the lemon taste.
Though I did have a pretty severe stomach ache in the middle of the night. Probably brought on by drinking too much liquid before going to bed.
I woke feeling good, and performed the salt water flush again. I’m feeling good again, and looking forward to day 10!