Dry skin brushing has been used in Ayurveda’s 5,000-year-old healing science originating in India. It was also used in Ancient Greece by athletes to improve their circulation and to remove sweat from their bodies after sport contests. Japanese used skin brushing in preparation for traditional hot baths as well. To this day, dry brushing has improved lives from the inside out.
Your skin is your body’s largest organ, breathing and absorbing essential nutrients through your skin. It’s estimated that a third of your body’s daily impurities are expelled through the skin. As we age, it becomes more difficult for our skin to shed dead skin cells, build up, and impurities. This leads to a “leathery” look, often thick and dry. This is the build-up of dead skin cells on the surface of the skin.
Dry brushing brushes impurities and build-up off the of the skin allowing for your pores to open and accept essential nutrients. It stimulates the sweat and oil glands which provide moisture for the skin. Skin looks fresh, revived, and renewed.
Not only does the outer layer of skin look vibrant, you’ll benefit from increased circulation, muscle tone, and improved lymphatic drainage. Lymphatic drainage boosts the immune system, speeding up your body’s own natural detoxification system. Detoxifying the fluid, excess cell debris, protein, and long chain fatty acids in our bodies helps with anti-aging as well.
Dry brushing is quick, easy, and naturally effective. Here’s how to add it to your daily routine:
Begin with a natural bristle dry brush. Choosing a brush with natural bristles is often more comfortable than synthetic bristles due to the harshness synthetic bristles can bring.
In circular motions, brush your skin starting at your ankles moving up to your calves, thighs, abdomen, and back. Finish with your wrists, arms, neck, and shoulders. It sounds like a lot, but it will take you less than 4 minutes to dry brush your whole body.
Hop in the shower to cleanse your skin with a natural body soap and wash off dead skin cells.
Lastly, feed your skin! Applying a Body Butter Bar with pure Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, and Vitamin E helps to feed your skin nutrients, moisturize, and keep your skin silky smooth.
Not only will your skin look revived and vibrant, you’ll feel uplifted and energized – which is always a great way to begin your day!
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