dry skin brushing – but why?!

In my last two posts I have mentioned that I have begun dry skin brushing again & explained how I do it. In this post, I’ll give you (just some of) the “why”…

I enjoy dry skin brushing for many, many reasons. Number one is purely because it’s a beautiful way to nurture & honour my body, the body I love for being such an awesome vehicle to get through this life in. It’s a simple & quick, yet loving, ritual I can easily make room for in my morning routine. The amount of time & energy I give to the process is so much less than the benefits I reap from it.

Dry skin brushing exfoliates the skin which reduces, or eliminates, clogged pores so toxins can be excreted more effectively through the skin. Exfoliation also increases the skin’s ability to absorb nutrients from therapeutic preparations that are applied, including aromatherapy treatments, clay masques, botanical cleansers, & botanical moisturisers. Skin feels more smooth & looks less dull with regular exfoliation.

Dry skin brushing promotes blood flow at the surface of the skin, which assists in the elimination of toxins, & delivers nutrients to the skin. Circulation of blood is also improved through the whole body with dry skin brushing which means faster elimination of toxins & better oxygenation of all tissues, including the brain. It’s a great mood improver & energiser.

Dry skin brushing also stimulates the lymphatic system, another of the body’s chanels of elimination. You guessed it, this improves the body’s ability to excrete toxins! Stimulation of the lymphatic system also improves the functioning of the immune system.

Dry skin brushing can also reduce muscle aches after exercise by promoting rapid dispersal of lactic acid that builds up in the muscles during exercise.

It takes a few weeks to get into the habit of daily skin brushing & probably about as long to really see the benefits beyond exfoliation, but in my experience it’s a habit worth getting in to!

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