Our skin is our largest organ in the human body and around one third of our body’s toxins are excreted through the skin. Dry skin brushing can help to unclog pores and excrete toxins that become trapped in the skin.
But also it makes your skin feel soft and, supposedly, eliminates cellulite. We’ve noticed in the winter, if done in the morning, it helps to keep you warmer throughout the day, this is due to getting your circulation going.
a natural (not synthetic) bristle brush with a long handle so can reach all areas of your body
Before getting dressed, start from your feet and brush upwards in long sweeping motions toward your heart. Always brush toward your heart.
Brush several times in each area, overlapping as you go.
Take care as you brush over more sensitive areas, like breasts. Your skin will become less sensitive the more you dry brush.
Once you’ve brushed your entire body, jump in the shower.
After getting out of the shower, pat dry skin
Apply coconut oil all over
Repeat at least once day, twice is preferable
Some benefits of dry skin brushing:
- You’ll exfoliate dead skin.
- It stimulates your lymphatic system.
- Dry brushing helps to reduce cellulite.
- It unclogs pores and de-congests skin.