What if I told you there is one thing you can do each and everyday that can help you to reduce the toxic load in your body, and improve the function, tone and clarity of your skin?! Wouldn’t you want to do it?! Well I have that one tip, and I am going to share it with you today: dry skin brushing.
Here’s what you need to know about your skin, and why dry brushing is so integral to good skin care:
Your skin is the largest organ of your body and so essential to many of your body’s natural detoxification functions. When you accumulate a lot of dead skin cells on the surface of your skin, it can impair this organ’s ability to perform the important work of ridding your body of toxins. This is where dry skin brushing can be valuable, and why it is our #1 tip for healthy skin.
Why dry skin brushing?
Dry skin brushing is great for removing toxins from the body because it exfoliates dead skin cells, allowing skin to function optimally without that extra layer of dead skin weighing it down. Dry brushing also stimulates the lymphatic system, which is responsible for eliminating cellular waste. A healthy lymphatic system may be an important safeguard against inflammation and disease. Dry skin brushing also increases circulation, which helps support healthy waste, and it can ease digestive troubles including a bloated tummy. But the best effect of dry skin brushing? It feels good – really good: it is invigorating and stimulating, while also being relaxing and a great stress reliever.
So how do I add dry skin brushing to my routine?
You’ll need a high-quality dry skin brush and some time in your daily routine to get started (before your morning shower is a great time)! Dry brushing each day is best, but a few sessions a week is also an ok way to get going. It is important to remember to brush the skin, lightly without too much pressure, toward your heart. This is best for the lymphatic system and for stimulating circulation. Start at your feet and work your way up your body, avoiding delicate areas like your genitals and the skin on your face.
An added bonus is of course an improvement to the quality of your skin; dry brushing can lead to softer skin, with better tone.
Try it! We think you will get hooked, fast, on how it feels and how it can lead to incredible skin.