Benefits of Dry Skin Brushing (detox)
Reasons for Dry Brushing
Regular dry brushing stimulates blood flow, eliminating toxins and removing
dead cells, it helps combat cellulite and encourages the regeneration of healthy
Skin and the Lymphatic System
The largest organ of the body is the skin. “The skin is so important in the process
of eliminating toxins, it is often called the third kidney,” according to an article
on NaturalNews.com. As the skin is brushed, the blood flow to that area is
increased, which in turn stimulates the area and helps remove toxins. It also aids
in sloughing off dead skin cells that give people a dull, lifeless appearance. The lymphatic system runs throughout the entire body. When you stimulate the skin
by brushing it, it promotes a stronger immune system.
Type of Brush
For the skin, a natural bristle brush with a long handle is the ideal tool.
How to Dry Brush
Start with dry skin before you begin brushing-preferably before a bath or
shower. Starting with the feet, brush toward the heart. Work your way up the
legs, buttocks and lower back, continuing to use upward strokes. Next, work on
the hands and arms, still brushing toward the heart. Brush over the shoulders,
over your chest (avoiding sensitive tissue around the nipples) and over the
abdomen. Holding onto the long handle, brush in circles over the back. You don’t
want to dry brush the face because the skin is tender and might become irritated.
The entire process should only take five to 10 minutes.
Drink Water After Brushing
Once you’ve dry brushed the entire body, drink at least eight ounces of filtered
water. This helps carry away the toxins you’ve just released by brushing.