Most natural living practices seem coo coo to me.
That is, until I research them. I usually find myself nodding my head in agreement with the logic. Then I cautiously give the new idea a try and am pleasantly surprised with the results.
Dry brushing has been that experience for me!
Find out what dry brushing is and why you’ll want to join me in this quirky habit!
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What is Dry Brushing
Well, it’s certainly not rocket science! 🙂 Using a natural bristled brush like this one, brush your body. Do it firmly though don’t cause yourself pain or scratch your skin. Move in the direction of your heart, or the nearest lymph nodes (arm pits or groin). It only takes a minute and very little effort, but check out these health benefits!
Why You should Dry Brush
Exfoliation: Another no brainer. Rubbing off the upper layer of dead skin helps skin look fresh. I was amazed how quickly those little annoying bumps on the back of my arms disappeared!
Lymphatic System Support and Cellulite/Swelling Reduction: Fascia is a little known substance made of connective tissue that helps are muscles and skin slide over each other without harmful friction. Often times with stress, diet and other factors, the fascia can’t do it’s job properly and the skin begins to adhere to the underlying tissue. This can cause all sorts of problems like lymph not being able to drain, cellulite and swelling as well as general pain. When the brush runs over your skin, it has similar benefits to the myofascial release techniques used by medical professionals.
Energy: While it could be all in our heads, many people report feeling more awake after brushing their skin. I certainly feel energized from the tingling sensation all over my body!
Increased Blood Flow: I feel that this is related to the energy surge as well. I usually suffer from cold feet. But when I do the brushing technique before bed, my tootsie’s are a lot less chilling as they’re getting more blood circulating!
Have I convinced you to give this odd practice a try? Grab a natural brush and at the very least, you’ll have the smoothest skin in town!