Releasing toxins is essential for younger-looking skin but also your overall health. In previous posts, I have always emphasized different ways of helping your skin and body release toxins: physical exercises, adding green juices and green smoothies to your diet, massages, practicing intermittent fasting and grounding, using a near-infrared sauna, etc. Today I would like to talk about an effective, inexpensive, and not time-consuming technique that will help you detoxify your skin regularly. It is called Dry Brushing.
Dry brushing has been around for a while. It is basically brushing your body with a natural fiber brush from your extremities towards your heart. This technique moves lymph - a fluid that collects waste products in your body and moves them out. When your organs of detoxification (your skin is one of them and the largest) are overburdened, this lymphatic fluid can stagnate in the body, possibly leaving you feeling puffy, congested, and generally sluggish. So dry brushing helps reverse this stagnation and energizes your entire body.
Dry brushing also helps beautify your skin by refreshing it with a fresh blood supply. And it helps move those stubborn cellulite deposits under the skin, especially if you apply a little grapefruit essential oil first.
Dry brushing unclogs pores in the exfoliation process. It also stimulates your nervous system, which can make you feel invigorated afterward.
If you shower most days, do your dry brushing before you shower. Remember, it’s dry brushing - it’s not a wet shower brush! If you’re not taking a shower, do your dry brushing after taking off your jammies and before you get dressed. You may feel chilly for a minute, but the dry brushing will warm you up!
You can do dry brushing for the entire body or just for your face.
It is a wonderful tool for exfoliating dry winter skin. It also helps detoxify by increasing blood circulation and promoting lymph flow/drainage.
Exfoliation is often linked to the delayed appearance of wrinkles. Dry brushing may not work as strongly as conventional professional treatments, but it exfoliates skin mildly, which may help reduce wrinkles.
How often can you dry brush your face?
Ideally, it would be best if you do this procedure once or twice a week only. If you have sensitive skin, you can dry brush once every two weeks.
In order to do dry brushing right please watch this video.
What to do after dry brushing your face:
- Rinse your face with lukewarm water and a mild cleanser to remove any remaining dead skin flakes.
- After you have dry brushed your face and washed it with a cleanser.
- It is essential to apply a moisturizer or a serum on your face and neck after dry brushing to maximize the benefits.
Is dry brushing for everyone?
No, those who have rosacea, psoriasis or eczema, should refrain from dry brushing as it can make your condition worse. Dry brushing should be done carefully and not too frequently as it can irritate your skin and cause skin damage.
In my posts and newsletters, I believe in sharing experiences and methods that I use personally daily. I practice what I preach! : )
All the tips I share with you work for me as I apply them in life. I sincerely hope they help you as well. Please be patient. I t may take time to see the results. Your health and well being is a marathon, not a sprint!