Dry Skin Brushing

Hindu GodWhat is Dry Skin Brushing?

Facts

  • The skin is the largest and most important organ of the body , and is responsible for ¼ of the body’s  detoxification every day.
  • Over one pound of toxic waste acids leave the body through the sweat glands on a daily basis.
  • The skins primary functions include respiration , excretion , blood and lymph circulation , immunity and conduction of Chi energy.
  • The skin receives 1/3 of all the blood that circulates in the body.
  • The skin is the last to receive nutrients in the body, but the first to show signs of imbalance.
  • Dry skin brushing stimulates skin , gut , kidneys, liver, lung, lymphatic system and mucus membranes, a kind of gentle internal massage.

Benefits of Dry Skin Brushing

  • Removes dead skin layers
  • Stimulates circulation
  • Removes cellulite
  • Cleanses lymphatic system
  • Stimulates the hormone and oil producing glands
  • Strengthens immune system
  • Tightens the skin preventing premature aging
  • Helps digestion
  • Increases cell renewal and improves exchange between cells
  • Improves the function of the nervous system
  • Easy, inexpensive and stimulating

How to Dry Brush the Skin

  • Purchase a natural bristle brush, not synthetic. “Tampico” dry skin brush from “Yerba Prima” is one of the best. This brush comes with a long handle so you are able to reach the areas you need to.
  • Brush your skin while it’s dry before showering or bathing , at least once per day and twice if possible.
  • Apply lighter strokes over and around the breasts and do not brush the nipples. Also , use light pressure in areas where the skin is thin and harder pressure on places like the soles of the feet.
  • Avoid sensitive areas and anywhere the skin is broken , such as rashes , wounds , cuts and infections. And never brush skin affected by poison oak or poison ivy.
  • Start with the soles of the feet and work your way up the ankles and calves with about 3-5 strokes on each section of skin. Move up to the thighs , buttocks, torso, then brush arms from hands to elbows, then elbows to shoulders. Use the dry skin brush with the handle to reach your back , and always brush toward the heart.
  • Take a warm shower with soap , which is followed by a cool rinse at the end, to stimulate further blood circulation.
  • Please wash your brush at least once per week with soap and water and allow to dry.
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