Dry Skin Brushing has been used in different cultures for centuries, and it is now regaining its popularity.
Dry skin brushing is a wonderful, enjoyable detox technique that you can do at home on your own. A Tampico skin brush, made of natural agave fibers, can be found online for around $10.
Dry skin brushing gets rid of old skin cells, revealing the healthy new skin underneath. It also stimulates the lymphatic system and encourages the removal of toxins from your body. Most of the toxins that are released along with the lymphocytes that carry them eventually make their way to the colon for elimination. The lymphatic system is like the body’s garbage collection system, and it should be kept moving so that the “debris” can be filtered out in an efficient way.
Easy skin brushing technique:
Brush your skin when it’s dry. Before a shower or bath are the best times to do it, since that will allow you to wash away the dead skin cells you have loosened. Use long strokes, always trying to brush from the tips of your extremities inward to your core. Use circular, clockwise brushing motions on your abdomen and back. Use as much or as little pressure as feels good to you. The stiff bristles of the skin brush may take some getting used to, but this is supposed to feel good! Think of it as a mini-spa treatment in the comfort of your own home. If you have a partner, you can trade dry skin brushing sessions to make it even MORE enjoyable!
Afterwards, your skin may be slightly flushed due to increased circulation, but don’t brush so hard that your skin turns bright red. You can brush your entire body in just a few minutes, then step into the shower to enjoy an invigorating, tingling sensation over your entire body.