The practice of dry skin brushing may not be new but it is a foundational anti-aging skin therapy. I thought it was important to share this amazing technique that is not only a great way to maintain healthy skin, but also helps you to maintain a healthy beautiful body. The ability of the skin to excrete toxins is of paramount importance to you. Unhealthy skin will not only make you look older but you will feel older than you truly are.
Dry brushing the skin may be one of the easiest and best ways in helping to support your body to detoxify. The skin is estimated to eliminate over a pound of waste each day through its pores and with the sloughing off of dead skin cells. Where do you think all that dust in your house is coming from?
Dry brushing is an effective way to maximize the toxic elimination of backed up waste within the skin. Those who have inactive lifestyles or occupations, such as sitting in front of a computer screen all day, will experience stiff and sore necks and shoulders which can even affect the circulation in their arms, spine and lower back. Increased blood flow from skin brushing will help reduce stiff muscles and increase energy levels. Wherever there is stagnation there will be degeneration, which leads to crystallization and internal scar tissue formation. Increased circulation is revitalization of your life force.
Your skin, hair, fingernails and toenails are made up of a network of dead epidermal cells. All of these are a form of pulling toxins out of the body. Your sweat glands also play an active role in flushing toxins out of the body through perspiration. So again, I repeat do not clog your pores with unhealthy water, toxic skin care and antiperspirants.
As skin cells get closer and closer to the outer surface of the body, they lose their blood supply and die. This is an effective strategy of the body to eliminate wastes in these cells by sloughing off these old dead cells.
Dry brushing sloughs off old dead skin cells and the toxic debris within them, while initiating the development of new healthy skin cells. Every minute we lose over 30,000 dead skin cells, which are replaced by new healthy skin cells.
Dry skin brushing also helps renew your skin by aiding in the increased circulation and absorption of needed nutrients by eliminating clogged pores. Healthy, breathing skin is a major contributor to overall wellness.
Cellulite is produced by the body for storing toxins and acidic waste. Cellulite is comprised of toxic material that has been accumulated in your body’s fat cells due to ineffective elimination. By improving lymphatic flow with skin brushing, it can help prevent the formation of unsightly cellulite. So, rather than liposuction surgery, how about using dry skin brushing, along with a Whole Plant Based Nutritional Lifestyle, Gentle Daily Cleansing, Structured Water™ and an enjoyable exercise routine. Together these daily routines will eliminate the toxic, acidic deposits from your body through your elimination organs, resulting in a happier, healthier U.
When you feel an itch what do you do? You scratch it, and in turn, the area turns red with a fresh blood supply and the natural healing process has now been turned on.
This is the same healing process that will follow a skin brushing session.
How To Dry Brush Correctly
Skin brushing sets into motion the natural healing process within your body. Dry skin brushing calms and rejuvenates the nervous system by stimulating nerve endings in the skin. Skin brushing also helps to improve circulation, firms your skin and tightens your muscles. Dry skin brushing stimulates the lymph canals to drain toxic mucoid matter into the colon; thereby, helping to purify your lymph system. This enables the lymph to perform its house-cleaning duties by keeping the blood and other tissues healthy and vital. Just another great reason to gently cleanse your colon daily so that you do not cause a back up and create a traffic jam that could lead to a break down. Increased circulation from skin brushing improves brain function and increases energy. So spoil yourself. U deserve it.
It is important to find a brush with natural bristles. Synthetic bristles often contain chemicals. Skin brushes are typically available at your local health food store. Purchase a brush with a long handle, so you are able to reach all areas of your body. Best-case scenario would be one that has a removable head with a strap for your hand. I enjoy a brush with firmer bristles.
Skin brushing should be performed once to twice a day. Skin brush when you wake up and before retiring. This will refresh the body in the morning and relax it before bedtime.
If you are feeling ill, please do it gently twice a day until you feel better. Skin brushing should take about 10 minutes.
Skin brushing in the morning dry and naked before your shower. Please sit if you have a problem with your balance.
It is best to begin brushing with long sweeping gentle strokes. Over time your skin will become toned and resilient, then you may wish to go deeper. The strokes should move toward the heart to improve lymphatic flow back through the venous system towards the heart.
Start at the bottom of the feet using a rotary or circular motion towards your heart. Apply very light pressure to start, avoiding broken skin, skin rashes, cuts, burns or areas where the skin is thin, such as the face or inner thighs. After you’ve finished both legs, move on to your arms. Brush from your fingertips, again towards your heart. Reach around and brush from your back towards your stomach or get a buddy to do it.
When dry brushing the stomach it is best to go in a clockwise motion as that works with the natural digestive flow and elimination. Brush scalp regularly to remove dead skin and to help promote hair growth. If you brush facial skin, be very gentle; better still, use a facial skin brush.
The skin should glow afterwards but should not be red or sore. A shower should always follow skin-brushing. This will remove uric acid crystals along with any dead skin that has been loosened.
Always start your shower with warm water and end with cold. When the water turns cold, let it hit your legs first. Do not let it hit your heart or head first as this can cause a slight shock to the body. Once the water is cold, do not linger.
Avoid hot showers unless a Structured Water™ unit is used. When showering in high temperatures, toxic chemicals are carried in the steam and into your lungs. Invest in a shower filter to prevent toxic poisoning to your body from chlorinated water. Your skin is a living breathing organ, keep it that way.
Baths can be unsanitary unless Structured Water™ is used. When the pores open, they allow the toxins to be reabsorbed. Also hot baths are more energy draining then relaxing. They can drain vital energy from you.
Soaps should always be used but do not soap the entire body. Areas to be soaped are the underarms, groin region and feet.
After getting out of the shower, dry off vigorously and massage your skin with pure organic coconut oil. Rub it into every part of your body and be generous. The only side effect is younger feeling and looking skin – Guaranteed.
Don’t forget to clean your skin brush using soap and water once a week. After rinsing, dry your skin brush in an open, sunny spot to prevent mildew. For a thorough lymphatic cleansing, perform skin brushing daily for a minimum of three months.
Most individuals notice that they feel refreshed and energized after dry brushing. After several days of dry brushing, you may notice the gelatinous mucoid material in your stools. This is visual proof how the large intestine and skin are connected. For more tips, tools and strategies, join the ‘HEALTHY TO 100’ community today.
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