Hello Red Hill Medical Friends!
Do you dry brush?
Here’s why we think you should give it a try…
Dry brushing is an ultra-simple method of Self Care that sets the natural healing pathways in the body in motion (namely, the lymphatic system). Stimulation of the skin is one of the optimal ways to access and encourage the endocrine system and all of its glands very quickly.
It is very normal to feel an instant improvement of overall well-being when dry brushing…best to practice this technique in the morning, as the resulting feeling is indeed an invigorating one!
Benefits of dry brushing…
Stimulates blood and lymph flow
Helps eliminate toxins from the body
Removes dead skin cells
Encourages cells to regenerate
Stimulates production of sebum
Helps combat #cellulite
How, you ask? To start, all you need is a body brush with natural bristles. (If this is too rough feeling on your skin, a softer-bristled brush or a flannel will do the job just fine!) Dry brushing is done…well, this may seem obvious…on dry skin. A convenient time to do it is before or after your shower, especially if you shower in the morning. Because of the removal of dead skin cells during the brushing, some prefer to dry brush before they shower.
Start at your feet and work upwards, always moving “towards the heart” or center. Try to keep a steady rhythm going. Brushing of the whole body should take 3-5 minutes. From the feet up to the center, from the hands to the center, from the back to the center, from the chest down to the center… brush more lightly or with a finer-bristled brush for more sensitive areas like the face and neck.
You will soon see the difference after only a few sessions of dry brushing…your skin will have a rosy glow and will be much softer. Add this to your daily routine and reap the benefits of this incredible Self Care, inside and out!
illustration cred//Louisa Cannell via this link