Dry Skin Brushing Instructions
Dry brushing is an easy to do, at home method of basic detoxification. Contact us to learn more!
About Dry Skin Brushing For Whole Body Health
Dry skin brushing can be an important therapy you add to your overall detox program. Your skin is your largest elimination organ. It releases a pound of waste each day and will be the first organ to show symptoms of imbalance or toxicity.
The skin is often called the 3rd kidney because it eliminates a quarter of the toxins from the body (the lungs are the 2nd kidney). If your skin cannot efficiently release toxins, you may experience rashes, acne, hives, itchiness, body odor, or even eczema and psoriasis. Dead skin cells, excreted wastes and external pollution (including dirt and skin care products) can build up and clog your pores. Clogged pores inhibit your skin from effectively releasing toxins.
If toxins are unable to escape through the skin they will either be stored in fat cells, contributing to cellulite and other fatty deposits, or they will be re-circulated back into the blood stream, overworking the kidneys, liver and other detox organs. Thus a seemingly simple and easy therapy like dry skin brushing can have a huge overall impact on your whole body health.
Benefits of Dry Skin Brushing For Detoxification
Exfoliating the skin is good for healthy skin. It is also an essential tool for good circulation, strengthening the immune system, stimulating the nervous system, toning the muscles and improving digestion?
Dry Skin Brushing Benefits
How To Choose A Dry Skin Brush
Choose a brush that has natural fiber bristles and a long handle for reaching all of your back. Some have a removable handle and strap for using the brush without the handle. The bristles may feel too firm at first, but your skin will acclimate to this over time. If you have very sensitive skin, you may want to start with a softer brush or use a dry towel in the beginning.
There is a great selection of bath brushes with great prices at From Nature With Love. A favorite is the one with the detachable long handle. They also make a lovely cellulite reducing brush that has soft pegs to help break up the cellulite.
To get a variety of products at once, check out our great selection of skin brushes and other detox tools in our Whole Body Detox Diet Store.
How to Use Your Dry Skin Brush (or Use a Dry Washcloth if You Donít Have A Brush)
The Hot Towel Alternative
A hot towel scrub is an easy and absolutely free way to support your detox plan and experience similar benefits to dry skin brushing. All you need is a sink, hot water and a wash cloth. Daily hot towel scrubbing helps to open your pores, promote circulation and release stored toxins. This simple technique also encourages fat, mucous, cellulite and toxins to discharge through your skin rather than accumulating around deeper vital organs.
Wipe your skin first with a dry towel to remove dead cells, then use the hot wet towel to stimulate and rejuvenate your skin and organs. Scrubbing your underarms and groin will especially activate your lymphatic system.
Dry Skin Brushing Video Instructions for Lymphatic Drainage