DID YOU KNOW….Your skin is the largest organ of elimination in the human body?? One third of your body’s toxins are excreted through the skin and dry brushing helps to unclog pores, slough off dead skin flakes and excrete toxins that become trapped in the skin.
I highly recommend adopting dry brushing in your daily routine, especially when going through the TSW healing process as you can accumulate and shed a ton of dead skin. It’s great to do on dry skin, but definitely be careful if the skin is oozing, red, raised and angry…you do not want to dry brush on these areas as it will make it worse. Only dry brush on dry flaky areas and gently-lightly dry brush certain areas that are more fragile and dry. Other areas that are dry but the skin seems stronger, you can brush a little bit harder.
To get started, follow the simple steps below:
1. Purchase a natural (not synthetic) bristle brush, the kind I use comes from cactus and vegetable fibers. I prefer the brush with the fabric handle attached, but there are also brushes with a long handle so can reach all areas of your body.
2. Get naked and stand in a bathtub or tiled surface to catch the falling skin.
3. Begin brushing by starting at your feet and moving in long sweeping motions toward your heart. Always brush toward your heart.
4. Brush several times in each area, overlapping as you go.
5. Take care as you brush over more sensitive areas, like breasts. Your skin will become less sensitive the more you dry brush.
6. Once you’ve brushed your entire body, jump in the shower. (I like to alternate between the hottest water temperature I can tolerate and the coldest at the very end of my shower. This stimulates the lymphatic system and stimulates blood circulation, bringing more blood to the top layers of the skin. Alternating between hot and cold also strengthens the immune system.)
7. After getting out of the shower, pat dry the skin and apply a natural organic oils and butters like coconut oil, jojoba, cocoa butter and mango seed butter. There is also an antioxidant rich organic micro blue green algae lotion that I like to use called Nutrabeautiful. You can find it HERE at my personal store site. You can see customer reviews on the lotion HERE.
8. Continue to dry brush your entire body every day. Twice a day is recommended for best results. Remember to clean your brush with soap and water once a week. I use a natural soap like Dr.Bronners Unscented liquid soap. Leave the brush to dry in a clean, sunny spot to avoid any mildew accumulation on your brush.
Try this for 30 days and see the results for yourself!
Some benefits of dry skin brushing:
1. You’ll exfoliate dead skin.
Instead of using an in-shower loofah and body scrubs, do dry brushing… this will ensure you have silky-smooth skin all year round!
2. It stimulates your lymphatic system.
Dry brushing your skin will kick start your lymphatic system (the sewer system of the body), which helps you remove toxins from the body. The stiffer the bristles on the brush, the better the lymphatic stimulation you’ll create.
3. Dry brushing helps to reduce cellulite.
Cellulite is simply toxic materials that have accumulated in your body’s fat cells and are trapped, unable to be eliminated from the body. Dry skin brushing helps to break down any trapped toxins from within the body and help your body eliminate them through its usual elimination channels.
4. It unclogs pores and de-congests skin.
Dry skin brushing unclogs your skins pores and helps your skin absorb more nutrients. Daily skin brushing promotes healthy, breathing skin. So make sure to pamper the largest organ in our bodies!