10 Reasons Why I Love Dry Body Brushing
The skin is the largest most important eliminative organ in the body and is responsible for a quarter of the body's detoxification everyday.
Dry body brushing is a fundamental part of my daily rituals. It’s an amazing way to detoxify my system, get circulation going, remove dead skin cells and keep my skin incredibly smooth.
Our bodies natural detoxification process is performed by many organs, glands and transportation systems including the skin, gut, kidneys, liver, lungs, lymphatic system, and mucous membranes. The dry brushing technique provides a gentle internal massage and stimulates all of these organs and detoxifies our bodies from the outside in. This has a huge impact on the internal cleansing process and systems.
There are so many positive effects of this simple daily ritual. Some of these include
1. Removing cellulite
Brushing your skin with a dry body brush will break down the unwelcome toxic body deposits and send them scurrying out your body through the elimination channels.
2. Cleansing the lymphatic system
All detoxification occurs first and foremost through the lymph. Dry body brushing aids the lymphatic system and speeds up the process of removal of toxins
3. Removes layers of dead skin
Dry brushing helps to shed dead skin cells, improving skin texture and cell renewal.
4. Strengthens the immune system
Dry skin brushing can reduce duration of infection and speeds up the cleaning out toxins. It can even assist the immune system during cancer and other chronic illness treatment.
5. Stimulates the hormone and oil-producing glands
When the skin is improperly maintained, its elimination duties are forced upon the kidneys. Try dry brushing before your daily shower to help stimulate blood flow to the surface so that toxins can more easily escape, allow your body’s systems to perform at peak efficiency.
6. Tightens the skin
By increasing the flow of blood which, in turn moves toxins and lessens the appearance of cellulite. Our bodies make a new top layer of skin every 24 hours - skin brushing removes the old top layer, allowing the clean new layer to come to the surface, resulting in softer, smoother skin.
7. Tones muscles
Dry skin brushing helps muscle tone by stimulating the nerve endings which causes the individual muscle fibers to activate and move. It also helps mobilize fat and helps to even distribution of fat deposits. This is a great technique for invalids who can't exercise.
8. Stimulates circulation
For most people, the vital route of detoxification through the skin is operating far below its capacity, because it is clogged with dead skin cells and the un-removed waste excreted through perspiration. Dry skin brushing increases circulation to skin, encouraging your body's discharge of metabolic wastes. Increased blood flow begins entering the areas brushed and you will experience an increase in electromagnetic energy that permits you to feel energised and invigorated.
9. Improves the function of the nervous system
Dry skin brushing rejuvenates the nervous system by stimulating nerve endings in the skin.
10. Helps digestion
Dry skin brushing helps your skin to absorb nutrients by eliminating clogged pores. When you brush, the pores of your skin open allowing your skin to absorb nutrients and eliminate toxins. Healthy, breathing skin positively impacts out overall health.