Dry Brushing

Our skin releases up to a pound of toxins each day! That’s about a quarter of the total waste excreted from our body on a daily basis. Skin problems like acne, rashes, eczema, and psoriasis are signs that we’re in need of some toxic dumping, but when our skin is clogged full of dead cells, our toxins get stuck in a traffic jam and have nowhere to go. Instead, they get reabsorbed into the body, taxing our kidneys and liver, or stored in fat cells, which can contribute to cellulite.

Dry brushing is a simple and inexpensive way to keep our skin clear of clogging debris, which can significantly assist in our body’s natural detoxification process.

  • Dry brushing helps loosen and shed dead skin cells, which will rejuvenate and soften the skin, improve texture, and promote cell renewal.
  • Dry brushing improves circulation, which allows the body to expel more toxins and helps eliminate cellulite.
  • Dry brushing stimulates lymph flow, which allows for drainage of toxins into the colon. Through this process, blood and tissues experience a deeper level of cleansing, which also strengthens the immune system.
  • Dry brushing contributes in a more even distribution of fat deposits, which reduces and prevents cellulite.

Our client committed to our dry brushing regimen and saw amazing results as well feeling amazing. After about a month, you will start to notice some of the benefits outlined above, with significant results after 90 days of regular brushing. Just like any good habit, it takes commitment before it becomes part of your routine.

Here is what to do:

  • Get a natural bristle dry brush like the ones we sell at the spa or in our online store
  • Start at your feet, using long, even, upward strokes, always moving toward your heart
  • Brush up your legs, over your abdomen, then your buttocks and your back, always using upward strokes toward your heart.
  • Brush up along the outside of your arms. Then lift your arms up, stroking downward over your armpits and the insides of your arms, always towards your heart
  • Brush your shoulders and chest using downward strokes, again, towards your heart
  • Brush with caution over sensitive areas like your breasts, avoiding your nipples.
  • Do not brush over broken skin, infections, or inflamed areas
  • Be gentle! If your skin is turning red, you are brushing too hard and causing irritation. Over time, your skin will be able to tolerate more stimulating brushing, but it’s best to start with light, single strokes
  • Do not use the dry brush on your face. Instead use a soft, dry washcloth or specialized facial brush
  • Take a shower and end with cold water breathing to further eliminate metabolic wastes
  • Moisturize with an all natural lotion or oil like Eminence Organics Stone Crop Contouring Body Cream
  • After several days of regular skin brushing, it is not uncommon to see lymphatic mucus in your stool. Don’t worry, this is a good sign that detoxification is occurring
  • Don’t forget to clean your brush with warm water and a mild soap once a week to prevent mildew. Let it air dry in a sunny area before you use it again

Lastly, always remember that the key to beautiful skin is internal balance. Our skin can only be as healthy as the food and lifestyle choices we make. This means a diet rich in health-promoting foods, drinking lots of water, regular exercise, and getting adequate, restful sleep. Your skin is truly a reflection of your health, so be good to yourself – inside and out.

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