This time of year, we can find ourselves indulging a bit more than usual.
This is a great time to enhance our body's natural detoxification processes.
Dry brushing is a fabulous way to do this + it boosts your immune system!
Here's what dry brushing is all about...
The good ole, underestimated, lymphatic system.
The lymphatic system is a major part of the body’s immune system. It is made up of organs + lymph nodes, ducts + vessels that transport lymph throughout the body.
Many of these lymph vessels run just below the skin.
Brushing the skin regularly helps stimulate the normal lymph flow within the body and helps the body detoxify itself naturally.
Here's the issue...our lymph DOES NOT MOVE on it's own!! YIKES!!!
Dry brushing can be done daily, preferably in the morning before taking a shower.
Let's MOVE THAT LYMPH!
How to Dry Brush:
Start at the feet, brush the bottoms of the feet + then move up the legs in long, smooth strokes.
Aim to brush each section of skin 5-10 times.
For lymph flow, ALWAYS BRUSH TOWARDS THE HEART. This is where the lymph system drains.
Repeat the same process with the arms, starting with the palms of the hands and brushing up the arm toward the heart. Brush each section of skin 5-10 times.
Then repeat the process on the abdomen + back.
NOTE: Don’t brush too hard! A soft + smooth stroke often works best. Your skin should be slightly pink after brushing, but it should never be red or sting.
Sloughs away dry skin on areas like knees, elbows + ankles.
Promotes tighter skin, cell renewal + blood flow. Bye Bye Cellulite!
Release toxins + aids in digestion and kidney function.
Glowy, smooth complexion.
Dry brushing is one of the easiest, cheapest + most effective things we can do for promoting healthy skin.
Boosts our body's immune system by moving stuck toxins in + around the lymph nodes.
Type of Brush:
The bristles should be natural, not synthetic, and preferably vegetable-derived. The bristles themselves should be somewhat stiff, though not too hard.
Look for one that has an attachable handle for hard-to-reach spots, if necessary.
This is such a simple step you can add into your day before a shower..it should only take you a minute or two + you'll love the benefits!