Dry skin brushing is the secret and has long been a part of Ayurveda cleansing philosophies. Ayurveda is a 5000 – year old science originating in India and is believed by many to be the oldest healing science.
Our skin is an organ of elimination, just like kidneys, lever and colon. It’s the largest organ of your body and it’s estimated that one of third or your doy’s daily impurities are excreted through the skin. Dry skin brushing helps the pores clear and skin active to assist the body in this cleansing process. If your skin becomes inactive, its ability to remove excess toxins is impaired. This places extra stress on other organs and on your body in general.
As we age, our bodies become less effective in shedding outer layers of dead skin build-up of dead skin can result in thick, dry and somewhat leathery look, which is often common with more mature skin. As well as exfoliating this outer layer, dry skin brushing also stimulates the sweat and oil glands, providing more moisture of the skin. It also keep young skin rest, vibrant and free breakouts.
It’s best to dry brush first thin in the morning before you shower. Start with light pressure until you’re used to the sensation, then move on to firmer strokes.
Use a natural bristle firm brush and a handle, which allows you to reach your entire back and easily brush the bottoms of your feet and the back of your legs. There are many options in dry brushes, just make sure to find one with natural bristles. You can probably find a brush in a local store, ore on line.
Step by step guide to dry skin brushing
It’s best to dry brush in the morning before your shower.Start with light pressure until you’re used to the sensation, then move on to firmer stokes.
Use natural bristled brush
Start with the soles of your feet, use swift upward strokes and brush from the feet, up the lead, working towards your heart.
Once you covered your lower body, move to your hands and work up your arms toward your heart in the same manner.
Next (using a long handle brush or get your partner to help out), brush your back.
Last, work on your abdomen (moving in a clockwise direction to follow the movement of the colon, chest and neck. It’s best to avoid your face as most people’s facial skin is too sensitive.
Brush for about three to five minutes until your skin is rosy and slightly tingly.
Always shower after your dry brush to wash off the dead skin.
Keep a separate dry brush for every member of the family, and be sure to periodically wash it.