Why Skin Brushing is so important
Did you know that your skin is your body’s largest, most eliminative organ?
It is the last organ to receive nourishment from the body but the first organ to show any signs of malfunction, deficiency or disease.
The skin receives one third of all of the blood circulated within the body. It is sometimes referred to as the third kidney and on average the skin eliminates over one pound of waste acids every day. This equates to 10-15% of the body’s total daily eliminations!
One of the most important benefits of dry skin brushing is its gentle stimulation of your lymphatic system.
Dry Brushing is considered to be one of the best natural lymphatic cleansing and stimulation techniques available.
Your lymphatic system is composed of lymph vessels, nodes, and organs. It is an integral part of your body’s defence system. Your lymph nodes remove microorganisms and other foreign substances and they act as a filtration system that keeps bacteria from entering the bloodstream.
As you can see, your skin may be more important to pay attention to than you think. Healthy breathing skin greatly contributes to overall body health. Adding dry skin brushing to your daily routine improves the overall health of your skin as well as helping your body to release unwanted toxins.
Dry Brushing Technique
Purchase a brush made with natural fibers. You can choose one with a strap for your hand or one that has a strap for your hand as well as a removable handle.
A systematic dry brushing session will take about 10 minutes. It’s best to do this before your morning bath or shower. If you are unable to dedicate 10 minutes of your morning, 5 minutes is better than nothing!
Note: Dry brush in the morning and the evening if you are sick. This will speed up your body’s elimination process and you will feel better more quickly.
Your lymph moves towards your heart, so this is an important detail to be strict about.
After brushing your skin, shower as you normally would. If you are so inclined, alternating the water temperature from hot to cold will further invigorate your skin. It will stimulate blood circulation and bring more blood to the outer layers of your skin.
After your shower, dry off vigorously and massage your skin with one of Healingscents five Signature Organic Hydration Oils. These oils will moisturize your skin on multiple levels and are specially formulated to restore your skins’ lipid barrier.
Clean your skin brush using soap and water once a week. After rinsing, dry your skin brush in an open, sunny spot to prevent mildew.
Caution: Do not brush on or over skin rashes, wounds, cuts, infections, poison oak or poison ivy.
Note: Any well designed program will take about 30 days to see and experience the changes.
For a thorough lymphatic cleansing, perform skin brushing daily for a minimum of three months.
Please be patient and stay dedicated! You're worth it!