We live in the world where there are toxins everywhere around us. It is coming from our environment, product we use, the water we drink and the food we eat.
I am doing this blog series on detoxification. Every week I will post small, simple steps you can take to detoxify your whole body. Last week, I posted about oil pulling. You can read about it here: http://nutri.guide/2018/03/31/ancient-practice-for-detoxification-oil-pulling/
Today’s topic is Dry brushing –
Most people take good care of their facial skin by regularly exfoliating, cleansing, and moisturizing. But the skin of the rest of the body is mostly ignored. Skin is our largest organ that helps protect our body from external factors like weather and germs. When dead skin and toxins build up on our skin, it could not do its job efficiently.
Dry brushing is a simple technique of running a dry, soft-bristle brush over your skin, starting with your limbs but always motioning toward your heart.
Here are some of the benefits of Dry Brushing:
- Stimulate the Lymphatic System: The lymphatic system is a major part of the body’s immune system. As we age, our lymphatic system becomes slow and sluggish, leading to low immunity in our bodies. Dry brushing stimulates the normal lymph flow within the body and helps the body detoxify itself naturally.
- Exfoliation: Dry skin brushing removes dead dry skin leaving a super soft baby skin behind.
- Increase Circulation: Dry brushing increases circulation to your skin, which encourages the elimination of metabolic waste.
- Reduce Cellulite: Dry brushing may help stimulate the cells and break down toxins from beneath the skin.
- Reduces dry skin itchiness – If you live in a cold climate like me and spending almost 7-8 months in a heated indoor environment, our skin becomes dry and itchy. Dry brushing eliminates that skin itchiness by removing the dry skin and opening the pores so our skin can breathe effortlessly.
There are many other benefits reported like it acts as a stress reliever, improves digestion and bloating. I dry brush once a week and have definitely experienced some of these benefits first hand.
Would you like to give it a try? All you need is a natural brush like this and 5 minutes of your time.
Here is the simple technique to dry brush – Gently stroke the brush in long circular motions towards your heart, starting from legs and moving your way upward. It is most effective when done in morning before showering.
Try this simple technique to get a beautiful body both inside out!