Imagine a skin-care process that only takes five minutes and has the potential to reduce cellulite and decrease inflammation. What if we told you that it was almost free? Dry brushing might be the perfect addition to your skin care routine.
Where did it come from? Dry brushing has been around in various cultures throughout history. Ancient Greeks, the Japanese and Native Americans have all been known to practice some form of skin brushing to keep their bodies healthy.
Why do it?
- Detoxing: Dry brushing is similar to a massage in that the light pressure against your skin and the direction in which you move the brush helps move the lymph fluid into the lymph nodes so that waste can be eliminated providing the ultimate detoxing system.
- Increased Circulation: Your body naturally eliminates lymph fluid through your lymph nodes but dry brushing accelerates the process while boosting circulation which ultimately delivers oxygenated blood to the skin and other organs. Healthy blood circulation ultimately benefits hearth health and boosts muscle function.
- Reduced Inflammation + Cellulite: Boosting the Lymphatic system prevents congestion which is a major factor leading to inflammation and disease. Additionally, eliminating toxins promotes the breaking down of connective tissue which is known the be the leading cause of cellulite.
How do you do it? This DIY treatment is easy to do at home by starting at your feet and brushing upwards towards your heart. Likewise, when you start at your arms, begin at the hands while working upward. Using firm, small strokes upwards or work in a circulation. For the stomach, motion the brush in a counterclockwise pattern. Choosing a brush with medium soft bristles is imperative as any kind of brushing or exfoliation should be gentle and should never break the skin.