body-brushingDry body brushing is a natural way of improving both your inner health and your outer appearance at the same time. Dry body brushing your skin stimulates and improves the circulation in your skin and improves lymphatic drainage which has plenty of health benefits for the rest of your body.

And the best bit is that it’s not an expensive treatment that you have done at a spa or a clinic – it’s a simple process that you can add into your daily routine and do by yourself in your own home.

How to do it?

So what exactly is dry body brushing? It’s really quite simple because it’s exactly what it sounds like! The only thing you’ll need to buy to get started is the brush. You can find dry body brushes at most health and beauty stores. Make sure that the brush you buy has a long handle and real natural bristles not synthetic ones.

Brushing should be performed by starting at your feet and working your way upwards. Lymphatic fluid in your body flows upwards in the direction of your heart so when you brush your skin you should be aiming to brush in circular upwards motions in the direction of your heart.

Dry brushing should be performed at least once a day for 5 – 10 minutes at a time before you get into the shower.

What are the benefits?

    Boosts circulation – Bad circulation can lead to a number of problems like varicose veins, fatigue and water retention. Improving the circulation in our skin helps to keep our bodies healthy.
    Detoxifies – Dry brushing your body helps to stimulate your lymphatic system which is responsible for detoxifying your body. Your lymphatic system looks after your immune system by helping to destroy pathogens, filter out waste and keep all fluids in your body moving freely.
    Softer, smoother skin – Dry brushing does wonders for your skin. Not only does it help to remove all dead skin cells, it also unclogs pores and helps to tighten your skin. This encourages new skin growth to give you shiny, healthy skin that positively glows.
    Get rid of cellulite – Cellulite is made up from toxic material that has become stuck in your body’s fat cells. Brushing areas of cellulite will help to break down the toxic materials so that they can then be removed from the body.

Dry body brushing can also be an energising way to begin your day, add it into your daily morning routine and it won’t be long before your friends are asking you what you new beauty secret is!

Originally posted 2013-11-12 12:51:44.

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