I would love to start dedicating my Wednesday posts to something Wellness related because I love sharing tips, tricks and info I’ve gained through the years but mostly because it has a beautiful ring to it .
For this Wellness Wednesday, I would like to focus on one of the most simplest, effective and inexpensive things you can do for your body and health.
… and yes, i took this photo on a bed of my house wheat grass
In a nutshell, Dry Brushing is the process of brushing your skin, preferably before a shower with a dry brush.
Why would we want to do that?
Right below your skin is a whole network of blood vessels, capillaries, fat, lymph nodes and other fluid based systems. They are working hard to circulate through the body, but sometimes our lifestyles and the toxins we have stored in our body will hinder our bodies from doing a really good job.
Dry brushing will . . .
Help drain your lymphatic system
Re-Circulate old or stagnant blood
Move toxins out of fat cells to be eliminated by the body
Exfoliate dead skin
Starting at the feet and legs, use small brisk strokes always moving TOWARDS the heart. Concentrate on areas on the back of the legs and butt as well as areas where your lymphatic system is concentrated such as the groin area, armpits and the glands on the neck.
This only takes a few minutes and feels refreshing and rejuvenating, especially in the morning.
You can purchase a dry brush at any drug store for about $5-6 dollars or you can purchase one online. Make sure you get one with a long handle and a medium bristle. Too soft won’t do anything and to hard of a bristle may be too harsh you’re your skin. Dry brushing is done right before showering and once a day. Make sure you wash your brush once a week with soap and let it dry thoroughly.
Personally, when I am on point with my brushing, I feel more awake in the morning. The biggest difference is in my skin. After about 3 weeks of consistent dry brushing, my skin is more clear, radiant and a lot more even, especially on my legs and back side!
Dry brushing is also a daily task of the Lifestyle Jump Start!
Have you ever dry brushed before?