With your skin being your body’s largest organ and one of the most important in helping detoxify or eliminate wastes, why not help your body jump into spring with this great treatment? It only costs a few dollars to invest in a brush and with all the therapeutic benefits, how can you resist? Get started today with this super easy, DIY at-home spa treament.
Prior to bathing or showering, simply use a dry, soft natural bristle body/shower brush or even a loofah on dry, lotion-free skin. For added benefit, add a drop or two of grapefruit essential oil to your tool to help with detoxification and cellulite elimination.
The general idea is to work from your feet up, always brushing towards your heart. Start by brushing the bottom and soles of your feet, then work up your legs using long firm, sweeping strokes. Next, brush your arms by starting with your hands working up towards your shoulders. Then do your upper torso – front and back – always brushing towards your heart. For you abdomen, brush in a clockwise fashion using circular strokes to follow the natural pathway of the digestive system.
You will notice a warm, rosy glow all over your skin. This is normal since dry skin brushing is stimulating your circulatory system. Overtime, dry skin brushing will help tone your skin.
Dry skin brush one to two times a week.
Cleaning Your Brush
When you are done, you may wash your brush in warm water and then let it air dry. Occasionally, a good cleaning with a mild, natural soap, such as castile soap, is beneficial.
Avoid brushing sensitive areas or areas with cuts, burns, or abrasions. If you have cancer, consult your doctor before implementing dry skin brushing into your daily routine.
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I always feel that I will be brushing too hard, or that I’ll brush and it will irritate me. I like all the benefits you listen though, will give it a try, thanks for sharing
Hello Karen, What an interesting post, kind of like what I do when I give myself a pedicure but you are telling me to do this all over Right?
Well I do know my feet feel better after doing this so it does make sense. I am going to give this a try..
Thanks for sharing.. Chery :))
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