Dry Skin Brushing

Updated: Feb 12, 2019

This simple daily ritual of dry skin brushing can offer more rewards than you might imagine.

Skin is one of the most important elimination organs of the body and like the function of our kidneys and liver releases over a pound of waste products every day. It receives a third of the blood circulated in the body but is last to receive nutrients and the first to shows signs of imbalance and deficiency.

The benefits of dry skin brushing

Body brushing can aid the lymphatic system, improve poor blood circulation and strengthen the immune system. The daily ritual of dry skin brushing; is a simple and effective way to regularly exfoliate (not your face) to remove dead skin cells, gently eliminating toxins and envigorating the body.

You’ll find skin brushing an inexpensive self-care routine; use a good quality natural fibre brush, one that is firm but not overly stiff, with a detachable handle is useful for reaching all parts of the body. Your brush should always be kept dry.

How to dry skin brush

  • Ideally in the morning before you take a shower.

  • Start by brushing from the soles of your feet and ankles moving upwards and always brush in the direction towards your heart.

  • Go gently over sensitive areas of the stomach and breasts. Make long smooth sweeps up the legs, arms and buttocks.

  • Then brush the upper body and back in downward sweeps and lastly across the top of the shoulders.

  • Avoiding any inflammed areas or broken skin and brush very gently over varicous veins, so as not to caused irritation or make them worse.

Why it's important to keep your circulatory system healthy

The circulatory system plays an important role as it supplies oxygen and nutrients to all body cells. Some common problems like tinnitus, raynaud's syndrome and memory loss are caused by poor arterial circulation and varicous veins caused by poor venous circulation. Read more about what else can help to improve circulation A.Vogel

Reference: A.Vogel MindBodyGreen