The Benefits of Dry Brushing
Dry Brushing has been gaining popularity lately which is quit familiar to me, because I grew up with a grandma who did healthy things like, dry brushing, scalp massage and reading through dark lense glasses with hundreds of tiny holes to naturally strengthen eyesight, So when this became popular again, I wasn't surprised. Dry brushing has many potential benefits, from smoother skin to helping with lymphatic drainage. Dry brushing along with TFC'S Exfoliating Body Spray will speed up the process of getting rid of the GUNK.
1. Lymphatic Support
The lymphatic system is a major part of the body’s immune system. It is made up of organs and lymph nodes, ducts, and vessels that transport lymph throughout the body. Many of these lymph vessels run just below the skin. Proponents of dry brushing claim that brushing the skin regularly helps stimulate the normal lymph flow within the body and helps the body detox naturally and aid in healthy circulation.
This benefit is often noticed the first time a person dry brushes. The process of running a firm, natural bristled brush over the skin helps loosen and remove dead skin cells, naturally exfoliating skin. I noticed less dry skin and much softer skin in the first few days and weeks after dry skin brushing. My skin has stayed soft thanks to this built-in way to exfoliate. It also reduces ingrown hair, the appearance of cellulite and leaves the skin glowing. It's a great way to lesson crepey skin.
3. Natural Energy Boost
I can’t explain why but dry brushing always gives me a natural energy boost. For this reason, I wouldn’t recommend dry brushing at night but it is great in the morning. One theory is that because it increases circulation, it also increases energy. Either way, I only do it early in the day as part of my morning routine.
Dry brushing stimulates the body’s circulation and lymphatic systems. Many naturopathic doctors recommend dry brushing to help with bloating because massaging the lymph nodes helps the body shed excess water and toxins. One of the immediate effects of dry brushing is smoother skin, but it can also help improve digestion, kidney function, and more.
How to Dry Brush: The Method
Begin at the tops of your feet to the ankles and brush upward and in curcular motion using light but firm strokes. You always want to brush toward the heart because that is the way the lymph flows naturally. After you finish your legs, brush your stomach, arms, and shoulders and everything in-between.I even brush my neck.It feels so good! Your skin may be a little pink afterward, but it shouldn’t hurt—if it does, you need to lay off the pressure! I advise that you avoid sensitive areas such as open cuts, abrasions and any patches of eczema or psoriasis.
After dry brushing, drink a glass of hot water and lemon to help jumpstart your digestive system. Even if your next move is toward the doughnut tray, at least you’ll have started the day off on the right foot.
For a video on dry brushing, go to:
Kiki Says https://youtu.be/9iJM1xpw9Hc