Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Benefits of Dry Body Brushing

It is getting to be that time of year again - dry, flaky skin.  Cooler, dryer weather, spent too much time in the sun over the summer or you might deal with dry, flaky skin all year depending on where you live.  This technique is also great to do before shaving.  Dry body brushing is done before a shower, while your body is still dry.  I recommend standing in your shower-not on, while you dry body brush.
The skin is the largest organ of the body and also a big eliminator of toxins and waste in our body.  Buy a body brush made of natural plant fiber, a course bath glove, a loofah, or a course body scrub.  The amount of pressure you can use depends on skin sensitivity.  Brush vigorously making circular motions and massage every part of your body.  Start with feet and legs, then hands and arms, then back, abdomen, chest and neck.  Once finished, shower to clean off exfoliated skin cells.  5-10 minutes of brushing is ideal.

The benefits of dry body brushing:
  • It exfoliates the outer layer of the skin.
  • Stimulates blood flow to the skin, allowing the skin to breathe better.
  • Helps eliminate wastes and toxins carried in the blood stream.
  • Stimulates blood circulation in underlying organs.
  • Stimulates hormone and oil-producing glands of the skin.
  • Contributes to a healthier muscle tone and better distribution of fats.
  • Rejuvenates the complexion which helps with aging.
Sounds a little crazy, maybe?  You will love it and your skin will thank you for it.  If you can handle using more pressure it is almost like giving yourself a deep tissue massage.

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