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What IS Dry Brushing, and how to brush your skin correctly:
For most people it is routine to brush their hair and their teeth, but not many people have heard of brushing their skin. Dry brushing is exactly what it sounds like - brushing the skin in a particular pattern with a dry brush. In most cases you would brush prior to showering.
Using correct dry brushing technique, the skin is typically brushed toward the heart, starting at the feet and hands and gradually brushing up towards the chest. Doing so will stimulate the lymphatic system, along with a ripple effect of several other benefits.
So What Are The Benefits of Dry Brushing?
While suddenly popular with a host of celebrities and other popular figures, dry brushing has actually been around for hundreds of years. Initially can make the skin feel great, and feel much softer, but there are many other benefits as well:
Lymphatic Health:The lymphatic system plays a critical role in the body’s immune system. Comprised of the organs, lymph nodes, ducts and vessels that transport lymph (a colorless fluid containing white blood cells) throughout the body. As many of these lymph vessels run just below the surface of the skin it is believed that dry brushing the skin regularly can to stimulate this normal lymph flow, and help the body detoxify itself naturally.
Exfoliation:Of all the benefits of dry brushing, this is the only that is typically noticed immediately upon the first use. Dry brushing naturally exfoliates the skin. Running a firm, natural (not synthetic) bristled brush over the skin helps loosen and remove dead skin cells, making dry brushing one of the simplest and most natural ways to exfoliate skin.
Clean Pores:In addition to exfoliating the skin, the process of dry brushing also has the effect of clearing oil, dirt and residue from the pores. Please note that brushing the face is discouraged unless you have a special, more delicate brush, specifically for use on the face. A dedicated facial brush is included in every Essential Living dry brush kit.