Detox your body with dry skin brushing. This technique is also known as lymphatic skin brushing and is a rather simple process that removes dead skin cells for instantly smoother, softer, radiant, and over time, firmer skin. And get this, it’s been touted for its ability to get rid of cellulite.
In addition to the outer benefits, internally, it improves digestion, increases circulation, improves lymphatic drainage, and removes toxins ( which results in improved kidney function ), increases skin’s elasticity and rejuvenates the nervous system.
Here are a few tips that will help you obtain the best results from the dry skin brushing process.
- Purchase a natural, bristled hair brush that’s firm and stiff, but not hard, like this one.
- Brush firmly, but not harshly. Start with the feet and use long ( i’ve also been told short ) upward, sweeping strokes toward the heart. From the shoulders, brush down, toward the heart.This sweeping motion will quickly transport lymph to the heart and simultaneously, exfoliate. Brush the belly in a circular motion. Brush the butt in a circular motion. Brush from the fingertips toward the heart. Do not brush back and forth.
- If possible, brush in the morning, and at least once a day before you shower. Twice is encouraged.
- Avoid brushing areas that are bruised or broken.
- Be sure to clean your brush using soap and warm water.
Give it a try, and let us know how it works out for you.
Dixie Lincoln- Nichols is a wife, mama, science educator, author, certified health coach and entrepreneur. Her work has been featured in media outlets like, Redbook, Natural Health, Instyle, Working Woman, Huffington Post, Essence Online, Tampa Tribune and more. She is currently the Chief Self-care Connoisseur and founder of I. O. Beauty Market, where she curates products that are free of toxic, harmful ingredients.