Dry skin brushing is an invigorating skin cleanse that gets your lymph moving for better health.
For just 5 minutes on a busy morning, here is a small sampling of the phenomenal benefits this healing technique can bring.
Meanwhile, the increased lymph and blood flow awakens your body faster than a morning cup of coffee. You feel the difference almost immediately, while something much deeper is going on.
Old toxic lymph, which needs muscular stimulation to move along, gets a big nudge in the right direction. And you never even break a sweat!
The cleansing of your skin and lymphatic system also addresses that bumpy fat known as cellulite. If you have cellulite, you have a lymphatic system begging to be cleansed. (A liver cleanse will also help by improving metabolism and hormonal balance.)
All you need is a natural bristle brush with a long handle.
You should consider this a personal item not to be shared. Keep the brush dry except for occasional washing with mild soap.
Always use a dry brush! Applying the brush to your skin while bathing softens the bristles and makes your skin too elastic.
Morning is optimal to help energize your body for the day ahead. You want to do this right before you shower or take a bath so you can rinse away the loosened toxins and dead skin cells.
Any stimulation is obviously good, but moving in the direction of lymphatic flow is most strategic.
Begin at your feet and move upward, doing one segment at a time: lower then upper legs, hips and buttocks, abdomen and chest, arms, and back. Always aim your brush strokes in the direction of your heart and avoid brushing your face or other sensitive areas.
Apply light pressure with long brisk strokes. The goal is not to scrub the skin but to gently encourage lymph and blood flow, making the skin slightly pink. The bristles should invigorate and awaken, not cause injury or pain.
Dry skin brushing is easy to work into a daily routine or during stressful times such as cold and flu season. Either way, your skin and lymphatic system will thank you.
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