Benefits of Dry Skin Brushing
The ancient Ayurvedic technique of skin brushing promotes skin renewal and gentle exfoliation without causing irritation. Skin brushing encourages healthy glowing and vital skin by removing toxins and stimulating cell production. Lymph drainage is encouraged and our bodies major organ our skin is assisted in balancing wellness in the body.
By taking care of the largest organ in our body you can rebalance your natural oils in the body reducing the need for body lotions
Why to start skin brushing today
- Calms your nervous system and reduces stress
- Stimulates the lymphatic system
- Improves immune function by circulating white blood cells
- Rejuvenates cells & removes dead cells
- Prevents premature aging
- Healthy glowing skin
- Increases energy levels
- Reduces the appearance of cellulite
- Promotes body wellness
- Part of daily Ayurvedic routine
How to use your brush
- First thing in the morning, dry brush before you shower to remove dead skin. Use upward strokes, as firm as is comfortable. Start with the bottoms of your feet and work up the ankles and legs all the way to your hips. Work your way towards the heart. Pay close attention to inner thighs, to help your lymphatic system.
- Next move on to your arms again working your way towards your heart. Pay close attention to armpits (the added benefit of dry brushing is stimulating our lymphatic system, which relies on our muscle movement to circulate lymph fluid).
- Next, brush your back as best you can, or enlist a little help from a loved one or friend.
- Gently brush your abdominal area. Working in a clockwise direction, brush until your skin is rosy and tingles a little. This can also help to stimulate our colon helping us with another step in the morning self care ritual (emptying the bowels).
- Gently work on your chest and neck. This is delicate skin so you use care.
- Finally you can apply a light natural oil or moisturiser if needed, If time permits, do a little self massage on areas of tension or pain
Always use your intuition and avoid sensitive areas and areas with broken skin. Wash and dry your brush periodically.