Let's start with a little trivia. Anyone know what the largest organ in the body is?
Answer: Your skin
Your skin plays a very important role in detoxifying the body. It's also crucial for showing signs of deficiency or imbalance.
So let's talk about dry brushing. Are you familiar with it?
While the act of dry brushing has been around in many cultures for a long time, it's still not commonplace. Although it is starting to gain popularity.
I started dry brushing a few years ago to help stimulate my lymphatic system when I was actively treating my Lyme disease. I was seeking any possible way to help my body rid itself of toxins.
I soon learned about all the other benefits of dry brushing, and I haven't stopped since.
-removes dead skin
-stimulates cells + breaks down toxins
-stimulates lymphatic system
-helps reduce cellulite...yes you read that correctly...cellulite!
-unclogs pores + decongests skin
-helps skin absorb more nutrients
-gives you a boost of energy
1. start at feet + brush in circular motions, then long smoother strokes. Always toward the heart(lymphatic fluid flows through the body towards the heart, so it's important that you brush in that direction.) Move up the legs.
2. Move onto your stomach- work in a circular counter clockwise motion.
3. Begin at hands when ready to move onto your arms and work in upward strokes.
4. After brushing jump in the shower to wash away dead skin + impurities.
Alternating the temperature between hot and cold will further invigorate skin, stimulate blood circulation + bring blood back to top layers of skin.
Try using grapefruit essential oil on cellulite regions where you hold extra weight. Apply wherever you feel stagnant. Let it settle in, and then get brushing!
NOTE: Grapefruit is a a photosensitive oil. It is important that you shower after doing this. If you do not, you must avoid direct sunlight for up to 12 hours after use.
Happy dry brushing! Let me know what you think.