Brushing has been an integral part of our day to day life. We brush our teeth, brush our hair, brush our shoes, etc. It is a common perception that we brush things, even parts of our body to remove dirt in order for us to be clean; and we brush our hair consistently because it brings circulation to the head, the same is true for the body.
Skin is the largest organ of our bodies and more than a pound of waste products is eliminated through the skin every day. What brushing does is it aids in this elimination process and makes it more effective. One technique developed to remove toxins from the body is through Body Brushing. Body brushing is a simple but effective way to get rid of toxins by stimulation circulation and the lymphatic system.
As you know, we discharge dead cells from our bodies every 45 days. Tons of dead cells flake off naturally, however, some dead cells get stuck to the skin. Which, if not removed, can pile and accumulate into the skin causing discoloration, dirt and impurities evidently seen by others.
With body brushing, you are helping to get those cells off the skin more effectively. This improves our skin appearance and leaves our skin healthy since dead cells make our skin appear dull.
Body brushing also stimulates the nervous system, circulation and even metabolism. It encourages better distribution of fat deposits thus helping fight cellulite.
How to incorporate body brushing into your daily routine:
- First, you will need a soft exfoliating body brush with natural bristles. (You should always do body brushing on dry skin before taking a shower).
- Brush your skin in the direction of your heart using upward strokes. Apply hard strokes to tough skin such as the bottom of your feet, and conversely use gentle strokes on sensitive thin skin.
- Make sure to shower after body brushing to open clogged pores and get rid of dead skin cells.
NOTE: It is highly recommended that you wash your body first with warm water prior to brushing. Warm water helps open clogged pores. In that way, the brush can reach deep seethed dirt clogged in your skin.
You should body brush every day for 15 minutes. Afterwards, rinse it with lukewarm water to close your pores. Body brushing daily will not only improve your skin appearance but also your overall health since it tones your muscles and stimulates the nervous system. Overall, it’s a much cheaper alternative to laser skin tightening.
Brush your way to a healthier skin!