I feel invigorated and amazing after dry brushing and taking a warm shower afterward. It is best to do it in the morning to get the circulation going for the day.
Dry brushing has very important health benefits.
1. Stimulates lymphatic system
Many lymph vessels run just below the skin so brushing naturally stimulates the system. The lymphatic system is made up of organs, tissues, and lymph nodes, ducts, and vessels that drain lymph fluid. This fluid contains white blood cells (your immune system), water, proteins, salts and lipids.
It’s function is to circulate body fluids and defend against infection. When functioning well, the lymphatic system helps keep the body's needs in balance, but when things go wrong, disorders and cancer can result.
You can think of the lymphatic system as the body’s drainage system, constantly cleaning up and properly disposing of waste left behind by other body organs.
When bodily fluid passes through the lymph nodes, the white blood cells attack any bacteria or viruses found in the lymph. If cancer cells break away from a tumor, they can attach to the nearby lymph nodes. Dry brushing helps your body remove toxin and waste, in short.
2. Removes dead skin cells
It loosens and removes dead skin cells that cause the skin look dull and dry. The build-up of dead skin cells results in clogging pores and acne. It uncovers fresh new cells below.
3. Reduces cellulite
4. Increases circulation
HOW TO DRY BRUSH
- Always brush towards your chest/heart, the center of body.
- Start with your feet. Brush the bottom of your feet and brush up your legs with long and smooth strokes. Repeat several times.
- Brush your palm of hands and brush up the arm the same way.
- On the stomach and armpits, brush in a circular clockwise motion.
CAUTION: Make sure you don’t break the skin! Do not brush too harsh. Brush gently.
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