Benefits Of Dry Brushing

Have you heard about the fantastic benefits of dry brushing your skin? No? Well your skin is missing out on some really good stuff. Dry brushing isn't some weird medieval method of torture, it simply involves gently brushing your skin with a natural bristle brush. It has loads of  advantages so do your epidermis a favor and continue reading to learn about some of the great benefits of dry brushing.


One of more obvious benefits of dry brushing is that it can exfoliate your skin. By gently brushing your body, you can literally brush off dull, dead skin cells and reveal new, smooth skin. You can use a brush with a long handle and exfoliate hard to reach places like your back that normally get neglected.


Lymph is considered part of our immune system and is made of white blood cells called lymphocytes and the interstitial fluid that bathe our cells, bringing our cells nutrients and removing their waste. All detoxification occurs first and foremost through the lymph. Our bodies contain far more lymph than blood, so you can see how important this might be.

Dry brushing literally moves the lymph containing large proteins and particulate matter that cannot be transported in any other way back into circulatory system, preventing lymphedema and is why most health programs include some type of exercise and body work.
So, why don’t we die if we don’t do this dry brushing thing? Well, lymph vessels themselves have their own pumping mechanism sensing when the vessels have more fluid in them or in the interstitial fluids. Lymph only goes one way because of the many one-way valves on the insides of each lymph vessel. The body is a fascinating thing. It literally pumps the lymph along its path back to the heart. Removal of proteins from the interstitial spaces is an essential function. Without this happening, we would die within 24 hours. We can help speed this process up when we dry brush or massage toward the heart, contract our muscles and move our bodies (like when we walk or exercise.)


Dry brushing removes dead skin layers, which can help improve skin texture and cell renewal. Dry skin is a sign of detoxification. Therefore it’s good to keep the process going by removing the dead skin daily. If this does not occur nasty dry skin issues like eczema, psoriasis, and dandruff can occur.


Dry brushing your skin is also said to help strengthen the immune system by helping the body clear out toxins. There is some debate about whether dry brushing is actually an effective way to do this or not since our bodies do a good job of detoxing already. But many people believe that dry brushing can help decrease the length of illnesses by moving the toxins through our bodies quicker.


Dry brushing stimulates the hormone and oil glands, thus helping all of the body systems perform at peak efficiency. The skin is your body’s largest organ. When improperly maintained, the elimination duties of the skin are forced upon the kidneys. Chemical analysis of sweat shows that it has almost the same constituents as urine. If the skin becomes inactive, its pores choke with millions of dead cells, uric acid and other impurities which will remain in the body putting extra stress on the liver and kidneys. Bathe daily and do a dry brushing before the bath to help stimulate blood flow to the surface so that toxins can more easily escape.


Dry brushing stimulates circulation. Our skin breathes and yet, in most people, this vital route of detoxification is operating far below its capacity, because it is clogged with dead skin cells and the un-removed waste excreted through perspiration. Dry skin brushing increases circulation to skin, encouraging your body’s discharge of metabolic wastes. Increased blood flow begins entering the areas brushed and you will experience an increase in electromagnetic energy that permits you to feel energized and invigorated. By activating the circulation you can also prevent varicose veins.


Dry brushing strengthens the immune system and may reduce duration of infection and accelerate the clearing of toxins. It helps support the immune system during cancer and other chronic illness treatment. By stimulating the lymph vessels to drain toxic mucoid matter into organs of detoxification we can purify the entire system. After several days of dry brushing, sometimes you may notice a gelatinous mucoid material in your stools. This is a normal sign that the intestinal tract is renewing itself. 


Dry Brushing tightens the skin by increasing the flow of blood which, in turn moves toxins and lessens the appearance of cellulite. Our bodies make a new top layer of skin every 24 hours – skin brushing removes the old top layer, allowing the clean new layer to come to the surface, resulting in softer, smoother skin.

Dry skin brushing helps your skin to absorb nutrients by eliminating clogged pores. Healthy, breathing skin contributes to overall body health. When you brush, the pores of your skin open, allowing your skin to absorb nutrients and eliminate toxins. Clogged pores are not just a cosmetic concern. Healthy, breathing skin contributes to overall body health.


Dry Brushing tones the muscles. Dry skin brushing helps muscle tone by stimulating the nerve endings which causes the individual muscle fibers to activate and move. It also helps mobilize fat and helps to even distribution of fat deposits. This is a great technique for invalids who can’t exercise.


Dry brushing improves the function of the nervous system. Dry skin brushing rejuvenates the nervous system by stimulating nerve endings in the skin.

The brushes used for dry brushing can range from $2- $15, so it's very inexpensive.
The process of dry brushing my entire body takes me about 10 minutes, so it's not too time consuming. Please be careful when purchasing your brush. Do not get a brush with extremely hard bristles and please do not scrub your skin raw. We're trying to improve your skin, not harm it in anyway. 

The benefits of dry brushing are pretty impressive. I've never had an overwhelming amount of cellulite but on the spots where there was a bit, it has transformed my trouble spots to  smooth, sexy cellulite-free zone. I've personally experienced a vast improvement in the feel and look of my skin when I dry brush. Have you ever tried dry brushing before? Do you have any tips that you’d like to share?

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