Our skin is the largest organ of elimination. It’s also a reflection of our internal health. One thing that will enhance the health of your skin and body is dry skin brushing. When you think about the skin performing a quarter of the body’s detoxification everyday, you realize how important that is. It eliminates about 2 pounds of waste acid daily.

Dry skin brushing helps the skin perform its tasks more efficiently. And if you sit at a desk or have an inactive lifestyle, you will benefit from this.

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The Benefits of Dry Brushing Skin

  • Eliminates clogged pores so your skin can absorb nutrients.
  • Increases circulation to the skin so your body can more easily discharge metabolic waste.
  • Stimulates nerve endings in the skin which rejuvenates the nervous system.
  • Improves your skin texture by helping to shed dead skin cells.
  • Helps muscle tone which results in a more even distribution of fat deposits.
  • Tighten your skin by increasing the blood flow.
  • Lessens the appearance of cellulite. A great alternative to liposuction surgery.
  • Stimulates the lymphatic system which helps purify the entire body.

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Dry Brushing Technique

We have listed some of the dry brushing techniques and list out the best brush for brushing skin.

Which Brush to Choose while dry brushing:

  1. Purchase a natural vegetable bristle best skin brush for the body. Synthetic bristles can damage the skin. There are many kinds of skin brushing kits and skin brushes. 
  2. Choose a skin brush with a long handle to reach all areas of the body, especially the back. Brushes with a removable head and strap for your hand are ideal.

Trick to Healthy Brush:

Dry brushing once a day, preferably in the morning to get the blood flowing and and before you take a bath.

What are the directions of skin brushing strokes?

Brush your skin from the feet upwards and brush towards your heart. Brush on the feet and legs upward, on the torso, and from the hands toward the shoulders.

direction of skin brushing strokes

What to Avoid in Skin Brushing:

  1. Avoid anywhere where the skin is broken or sensitive. 
  2. Always be gentle, especially when you are just starting dry skin brushing.
  3. Your skin will develop more tolerance the longer you do it. 
  4. Be sure however not to overbrush as this can cause redness and irritation.

After Bath:

After bathing or showering, massage the skin with a good quality oil such as almond, jojoba, sesame, olive, or Young Living’s V-6 Mixing Oil which is a blend of these oils.

One of my favorite oils to use is organic extra-virgin coconut oil. Coconut oil is such an amazing oil that it not only helps your skin but has other healing benefits.

I make my own body creams by adding a few drops of Young Living Essential Oils like White Angelica, Lavender, Peace, Calming, or Joy to name a few. The coconut oil combined with the essential oils makes your skin feel fabulous. However, I must warn you that people will want extra hugs from you because you smell so good!

I also like to use something called Cel-Lite Magic Massage Oil to firm and tone specific body areas. It enhances circulation and helps provide nutrients to reduce fat and cellulite.

One last thing is to remember to clean your brush once a week using natural soap and water. I like the Thieves Hand Soap for this. It smelled fresh and clean! Rinse thoroughly. If possible I like to dry it in the sun to prevent mildew.

Commit yourself today to get your skin and body glowing with dry skin brushing.

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