Dry Skin Brushing

Posted by Kelly Lisa on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 Under: Cellulite

So you want, firmer skin, less fluid and reduced cellulite. Grab a good quality Dry Skin Brush and get brushing. This will not only help your skin, its will help eliminate toxins (creating a more alkaline environment) and reduce stress! Once I started doing this I was hooked, it hurt a little at first but once those wee pockets of toxins started shifting it no longer felt un pleasant and my skin became firmer and tighter. I discovered dry skin brushing while I worked on board cruise ships as an international detox specialist. They seriously brought out some good benefits to everyone I know who used them so now I want to share this amasing little secret with you. Just make sure you use a high quality brush and do not get it wet! 

Dry Skin Brushing: 7 Key Benefits

 Your skin is a complex system made up of nerves, glands, and cell layers that, when healthy, serves as a buffer that helps protect your body from extreme temperatures and chemicals.

It also produces antibacterial substances to protect you from infection and enables your body to produce vitamin D when exposed to the sun. Your skin even contains densely packed nerve cells that act as messengers to your brain, making your skin a crucial part of your interactions with the world around you.

Another crucial role your skin plays is supporting optimal detoxification. But if your skin is overrun with toxins or dead skin cells, it will not be able to eliminate wastes from your body efficiently.

This is where dry skin brushing can be invaluable, not only in brushing off dead skin cells but also in activating waste removal via your lymph nodes. Beyond this, dry skin brushing offers multiple benefits including:

1. Stimulate Your Lymphatic System

In your body, your lymphatic system is the system responsible for eliminating cellular waste products. Hundreds of miles of lymphatic tubules allow waste to be collected from your tissues and transported to your blood for elimination, a process referred to as lymphatic drainage.

When your lymphatic system is not working properly, waste and toxins can build up and make you sick. Lymphatic congestion is a major factor leading to inflammation and disease. By stimulating your lymphatic system and helping it release toxins, dry skin brushing is a powerful detoxification aid.

2. Exfoliation

Dry skin brushing removes dead dry skin, improving appearance, clearing your clogged pores, and allowing your skin to "breathe."

3. Increase Circulation

When you dry brush your skin, it increases circulation to your skin, which encourages the elimination of metabolic waste.

4. Reduce Cellulite

Dry skin brushing may help to soften hard fat deposits below the skin while distributing fat deposits more evenly. This may help to diminish the appearance of cellulite.

Dry brushing is also said to help reduce cellulite by removing toxins that may break down connective tissue, although some believe the effect is temporary (and mostly a result of skin become more plump and swollen after brushing).

5. Stress Relief

The act of dry brushing has been described as meditative (especially if you do it in a quiet space) and may reduce muscle tension, calm your mind, and relieve stress. Many compare it to a light whole-body massage.

6. Improve Digestion and Kidney Function

Dry skin brushing may go even deeper, helping to support your digestion and organ function. According to one skin care and spa expert:

"…many naturopathic doctors use dry brushing to help with bloating because massaging the lymph nodes helps the body shed excess water and toxins. One of the immediate effects of dry brushing is smoother skin, but it can also help improve digestion, kidney function, and more."

7. It's Invigorating

Many people become "addicted" to dry skin brushing (in a good way) because it simply feels so good. Along with glowing and tighter skin, regular dry skin brushers report feeling invigorated after a quick session.

dry body brush

Much like skincare products, not all dry body brushes are created equal. The brushes I’ve chosen are of a very high quality – made from 100% natural tampico plant bristle (cactus), in a natural wooden base that has not been chemically treated. They’re safe, easy and comfortable to use.

The key things to remember are:

  • Dry skin brushing is best carried out before the shower
  • Always brush towards the heart ie: from the feet up, and from the hands in towards to torso.
  • When brushing back and chest, focus the strokes towars your heart. 
  • Brush in circular motions over the abdomen
  • Do not use on sensitive areas such as face, or on broken skin.
  • Always use a dry brush on dry skin. 
  • Work at a comfortable pressure. Dry body brushing should feel invigorating, yet not too painful.

If you’re keen to know more about these Dry Body Brushes or the body brushing technique then drop me a line, I’d love to hear from you.

You can shop all products, including these dry body brushes, by visiting our online store here - http://bellabody.tictail.com/product/100-natural-cactus-bristle-dry-skin-body-brush

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