Dry Brush (Lymphatic System)
Body Dry Brush
This round brush and 3 minutes has the potential to make your day. Our skin is responsible for eliminating toxins inside our bodies. That is why our skin deserves care. Most of the care the skin needs can be accomplished with a little extra time in the shower. One of these practices is "dry brushing" the practice involves brushing the surface of your skin for about 3 to 5 minutes. Start daily by brushing lightly and increasing the vigor and length of dry brushing as your skin gets stronger. Look at why you might want to give it a try.
1. It Eliminates Dead Skin
Dry brushing your skin expedites this process as it quickly gets rid of the dead skin cells thereby speeding up the formation of new ones. New skin cells are usually softer, smoother and have a natural glow.
2. It can help reduce the appearance of cellulite
Cellulite is basically the dimpling of the skin due to protrusion of the subcutaneous adipose tissue.
By Dry brushing the skin, you are able to massage the subcutaneous adipose tissue thereby breaking down the toxins that may be piled in it. . Regular exercise and healthy eating are recommended to speed up the elimination process commenced by dry skin brushing.
3. It Enhances Blood Circulation And Cleansing Of The Lymphatic System
When you dry brush your skin, you improve blood circulation which in turn helps make the lymphatic system more efficient so that toxins are expelled faster.
4. It Promotes Even Fat Distribution
There is a high tendency for one section of our body to get more fat than the rest. This fat accumulation depends on the metabolism rates of such areas.
Continuous dry skin brushing, however, can help evenly distribute the fat across the entire body instead of depositing them in the same places every time.
5. It Enhances Nutrients Absorption By The Skin
A mixture of dead skin cells, broken or crooked hairs, environmental pollution and sweat can block our pores. And sometimes, the regular daily shower may not be enough to fully clear these blockages. When this happens, the skin cannot effectively absorb vital nutrients and substances our body needs.
Frequent dry skin brushing will help clear and open up the pores of the skin to freely eliminate waste and absorb nutrients, moisture and sunlight for overall well-being.
6. It Rejuvenates The Nervous System
Our nervous system plays a major role in the functioning of our entire body, and most of our nerve ending are near the skin. These nerve endings are responsible for communicating senses to the brain which allow us to react according to the situation.
When a person regularly dry brushes their skin, these nerve endings are rejuvenated, making the body more alert and responsive to stimulation, especially touch.
7. It Smooths And Tightens Skin
As a person continually dry brushes their skin, the blood flow to and from the skin is enhanced. This, over time, strengthens the skin, giving it a natural glow and a smoother look and feel.
8. It Relieves Stress
Many doctors and therapists have recommended dry skin brushing as a great means of releasing stress. The process is very meditating especially when done at a slow rate. Dry skin brushing has the added benefit of working deeply on the inside to get you relaxed and relieved.
9. It Enhances Digestion And Kidney Functionality
The other important effect of dry brushing the skin is that, when the lymphatic system is cleansed, extra water and toxins that may be stored in the lymph nodes are expelled. This relieves stress on the kidneys as filtering of the body system is also faster thanks to the supportive role of high functioning skin and fast-draining lymphatic system.
10. It Promotes Relaxation The process of dry brushing your skin simply feels great! It is even better when done among the first things you do in the day. The improved circulation helps make you more alert and relaxed at the same time which gives you a sensation of joy and satisfaction that can positively affect the rest of your day.
I recommend dry brushing for a few minutes before your shower with a natural body scrub.
1) Brush in circular motions, starting at your feet and move over the entire body.
2) Always brush toward your heart with light pressure.
3) Gradually increase pressure as you build your daily routine.