Raise your hand if you are tired of spending lots of money on expensive cosmetics and overpraised health products. If you’re one of us, this article is just for you.
Dry skin brushing is a simple way to improve the overall condition of your skin, stimulate your blood circulation and pretty much do magic for your epidermis.
You will be thrilled to find out about other positive effects that dry skin brushing might have on you.
Since it doesn’t sound complicated at all, it doesn’t impress people when they first hear about it. But sometimes the simplest things are actually the best. Brushing your skin is like a manual mechanism that cleans up the upper layer of the skin, firms it and stimulates body processes that are extremely important for a strong immune system and our flawless looks.
By spending a few minutes brushing your body, you are promoting detoxification. Removing surface toxins and dead skin cells is essential for a glowing appearance. The act of exfoliating is the key – when removing dead skin cells, new ones form more quickly. It also helps for unclogging the pores, which lets the skin breathe. This amazing technique guarantees you a smooth, clear skin. It is also good for those who would like to reverse the hands of time and keep the inner and outer beauty of youth for longer.
Another great advantage of dry skin brushing is the effect it has on the lymphoid system, which is an important part of the immune system. What the lymphoid system does is basically what the garbagemen do. It is responsible for gathering the waste from different parts of our body in order for them to be delivered to the “garbage depots” of the human organism – the kidneys or the liver. However, this system is not as sophisticated as our heart is (as it is doing a similar job) and has no mechanism of pumping the lymphatic fluids. It uses gravity or the contraction of the skeletal muscles, so the more you use them (e.g. via exercising), the more you are cooperating for cleaning your body. So now that you know how things work, you probably imagine how dry skin brushing can be used to manually stimulate the lymphatic fluids’ circulation. This is how the incredible method can help you boost your immune system.
And now, ladies, the exciting news: dry skin brushing reduces cellulite. Of course, this is not a magic trick and no matter how hard you brush, you won’t see the desirable result, unless you combine it with good physical activity and healthy eating. By making this one of your good habits you are becoming your skin’s best friend. The brushing method tightens the epidermis and contributes to destroying the fat buildup that wrinkles the skin. It won’t be long before you start feeling fresher and simply more comfortable in your own body.
This absolutely natural method has to offer some more. Apart from detoxification and essential skin care, it increases blood flow, promotes the production of hydration oils, aids digestion, stimulates the nerve system, which supports muscle tone (what we need to sag up our skin when having lost a lot of weight). How amazing is that?
The Know-How part
Let’s start with the brush. It should be natural, stiff-bristled brush. It’s a good idea if it has a longer handle, so that you can reach all the needed areas by yourself.
We recommend this becoming your daily routine as it won’t take more than 15 minutes. Mornings are the ideal time to perform it. It will help you wake up and stimulate your body, so that you have an energy boost to start your day with.
Start from the feet, using long, sweeping motions. Make sure you are not scrubbing or putting too much pressure, otherwise you may cause yourself an irritation or redness. For the stomach area perform counterclockwise movements and for the back – upwards strokes. Finish with the hands, arms and chest, avoiding parts that might be more sensitive, such as the face. It’s a good idea to take a shower afterwards to wash away the dead skin cells.
In the end, all that’s left for you to do is enjoy your baby-smooth skin. If you have tried it already, do not hesitate to share your experience by leaving a comment. If we have just won you over – make sure you don’t give up after 2-3 times. Patience and persistence are the keys to success, no matter what you work for.