Morning routine: Dry skin brushing

Like brushing my teeth and brushing my hair, brushing my skin is part of my daily morning routine since years. I allocate 3 minutes of my time everyday to brush my skin in large strokes from feet to heart. My whole body gets energised and warmed up, ready to kick-start the day! Not only it feels great but it benefits me in many ways.

 

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Body Detoxification

The skin is an important organ of detoxification of the body. Everyday, our skin eliminates toxins and wastes materials from our lymphatic system through normal activity, but dry skin brushing definitely helps in the process. Our circulatory systems rely on our heart to move blood in the body, the lymphatic system, however need to be assisted with our movements. The more active we get, the healthier it gets. By stimulating our lymph nodes, dry skin brushing assists our body in its ability to drain wastes. Moreover, skin brushing opens and unclog skin pores, which further helps body detoxification and our overall health. Indeed, when the pores of our skin are clogged with millions of dead cells and debris, some toxins remains in our body. This, in turns put extra pressure on other eliminating organs, essentially our kidneys and liver, that could eventually get overworked.

Better skin quality

Since dry brushing daily, I noticed a significant improvement in the quality of my skin. It looks and feels way healthier!  This is because skin brushing exfoliates and invigorates our skin. By increasing our blood circulation, brushing helps our skin to get proper nourishment and oxygenation. It also helps regenerate the production of collagen and elastin fibres by gently stretching our tissues. Additionally, brushing stimulates our oil and sweat glands, which helps restore the moisture and suppleness of our skin. Through the stimulation of our lymph and blood circulation, cellulite and orange-peel appearance reduces.

How to dry brush?

The method of dry skin brushing is easy and only take a few minutes, but there are a few guidelines to keep in mind while doing so.

  • The bristles of your brush should be natural, stiff but not too hard. Avoid synthetic brushes that can damage your skin. Look for one with a handle for hard-to-reach spots.
  • Stroke brush in one upward motion, they should be no back and forth motion or scrubbing. Start from the feet, up the legs, working towards your heart. Then, from your hands work up your arms in the same manner towards your heart. Then work your back and finish with your abdomen in circular motion.
  • Dry brushing should be done right before you shower, to wash off the dead skin.
  • After showering, apply your favourite all natural moisturiser. Since brushing opens and unclog your pores, it will penetrate your skin way easier.

 

Why don’t you try and see the results by yourself? If you’ve tried it, leave a comment below and share your experience!

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Hi, I am Ady! Wife to my filipino love and mum to my eurasian baby bear. Loving the outdoor, travelling and everything natural & healthy!

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