Benefits of Dry Body Brushing
Are you looking for an easy and inexpensive way to revitalise your body? Embrace the world of dry-skin brushing! While traditionally you may use your loofah in the shower, read on to learn why you’re better off scrubbing before you get soapy.
I first got in to dry body brushing whilst detoxing my body through an elimination diet and identifying foods that didn’t agree with me (a lengthy list!). After my detoxification, I began to feel my skin tingling asking for a scrub. I continue to dry body brush 1-3 times a week, depending on how I feel. Your skin may look a little rosy and feel sensitive and tingly in the shower and the benefits are so many that you will quickly fall in love with this ancient technique.
Did you know that your skin is the largest organ of the body? Your body breathes through your skin and absorbs nutrients through the skin. We also use our skin to eliminate all sorts of toxins and impurities every day. If you skin is clogged, either with excess dead skin or blocked pores, it may slow the ability of your body to expel these toxins, leaving them sitting in your body, creating havoc. Dry body brushing helps to keep your pores clear and open, helping your body eliminate toxins. If you do it before showering, it will help you cleanse your skin and properly absorb the delicious oils you will moisturise with after your shower.
Dry body brushing is also great to help stimulate your lymphatic system. The lymphatic system relies on you moving your muscles to keep working – this is why exercise is so good for keeping your lymphatic system moving. Paying attention to your lymph zones (such as your inner thighs and armpits) will help stimulate your lymphatic system and progress toxins through your body for elimination.
Not only will dry body brushing revitalise your skin, improve your toxin elimination and remove stagnant dead skin from your skin, it will improve the circulation of your body. Getting the blood pumping through your system will improve your energy and can aid in the improvement of cellulite. Winning!
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Happy brushing! x