Prepare to hibernate and take care of your SKIN!
With all the skin care products and hypes out there, we thought it important to
re-introduce a process that is not only a great way to maintain healthy skin, but also helps you to maintain a healthy body. The body has several automatic systems including your heart beat, your breath and your body's healing process. With your skin healing is set in motion when your body generates an itching response to the required areas. You will obviously scratch that area, and in turn, the area turns red with a fresh blood supply and the natural healing process has now been set in motion. This is the same healing process that will follow a skin brushing session.
Dry skin brushing increases circulation to skin, encouraging your body’s discharge of metabolic wastes, which greatly aids the lymphatic drainage of the entire body. Dry skin brushing also helps to tighten the skin because it increases the flow of blood. Increasing the circulation to the skin can also help lessen the appearance of cellulite.
When starting out purchase a natural, NOT a synthetic, bristle brush with a long handle, so that you are able to reach all areas of your body. (Best-case scenario would be one that had a removable head with a strap for your hand.) Skin brushing should be performed once a day, preferably first thing in the morning. Skin brushing should be performed prior to your bath or shower
while your body is dry. Begin brushing your skin in long sweeping strokes starting from the bottom of your feet upwards, and from the hands towards the shoulders, and on the torso in an upward direction. Always brush towards the heart. Try and brush several times in each area, over-lapping as you go. After brushing your skin, rinse off in the shower.
*Don’t forget to 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.