Have you ever heard of dry skin brushing?
It feels amazing and is something I have done for years. The best way to detox is really from what you put into your body everyday, but this might have some benefits that can add in the elimination of toxins. I love beauty regimens that are good for you, improve the look of things, and also have some evidence of helping to support the body. This is practiced at many of the international alternative cancer treatment centers. If you don’t have any open wounds, sores, or it does not hurt you in any way, you may want to give this practice a try.
Dry Skin Brushing
The skin plays a vital role in ridding the body of toxins and impurities. Dry skin brushing is one of the best techniques to open up the pores of the skin, and to stimulate and detoxify the lymphatic system.
The skin is the largest organ in the body, and is responsible for one-fourth of the body’s detoxification each day. It also makes it one of the most important elimination organs! For this reason the skin is also known as the “3rd” kidney, with the lungs being known as the 2nd kidney.
Our circulatory system has its own pump (our heart) to move blood through our bodies but our lymphatic system does not. It primarily relies on our movement to assist it. Typically, the more active we are physically the better condition our lymphatics will be.
Skin brushing helps move lymph fluid and gives us a jump-start on health. When the pores are not clogged with dead cells and the lymphatic system is cleansed, the body is able to carry out its important function of eliminating toxins and waste material.
Under normal circumstances the skin eliminates more than one pound of waste products every day. If the skin becomes inactive with its pores clogged with millions of dead cells and other debris, toxins will remain in the body. This puts undue stress on the other eliminative organs, mainly the kidneys and liver, making them increase their activity. Eventually they become overworked.
Skin brushing helps exfoliate and invigorate our skin too. It increases our blood supply to the area bringing with it nourishment and oxygen. Dry skin brushing will not only help increase circulation and elimination of toxins, but will also make a huge difference to the quality of your skin and it will look and feel healthier.
Dry skin brushing improves the surface circulation of the skin and keep the pores of the skin open, encouraging your body to discharge metabolic wastes.
Dry skin-brushing – dry meaning not in the bath – will change the health of your whole body by helping it get rid of toxins.
Benefits of dry skin brushing
stimulates the lymphatic system
cleans toxins from the lymphatic system
increases cell renewal
strengthens the immune system
tightens the skin
removes dead skin layers and other debris collected in its pores
I made a video to demonstrate how to do it. My phone rang right as I was ending the video, so there a few words cut off at the end. Basically I was saying that it helps rid toxins from the body. Remember you do this before you shower, without any clothes on and you a natural bristle brush, not synthetic.
Here is the PDF file from the greensmoothiegirl website: