I had SUCH a case of the Mondays today. What I have planned for tomorrow is a hot shower and a good dry brushing. I’ve been dry brushing for about a couple of years now, and I can say, it’s a better wake up call than coffee. I’m pleasantly surprised at how it gets my lymph system going, too.
Dry body brushing has numerous benefits including encouraging cell renewal, removing dead skin, improving blood circulation, and core of which is assisting the body with lymphatic drainage. The lymphatic system as noted by livescience.com, “is a network of tissues and organs that help rid the body of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials. The primary function of the lymphatic system is to transport lymph, a fluid containing infection-fighting white blood cells, throughout the body.” It’s to our benefit to keep the lymphatic system healthy and active.
It took my skin a little while to get used to this natural bristle brush (from Yerba Prima and made of Tampico fiber of the agave plant). It’s totally zero waste and free of plastic. I start from my feet and massage in small circles upwards towards my heart. When I get to my arms, neck, shoulders, and chest, I massage downwards towards my heart. I typically dry brush a few times a week (because I have sensitive skin), and clean the brush by dipping it in boiling hot water every so often. Doing so has made my brush last for two years!
Can’t say I’ve seen miracles like my cellulite disappearing, but whenever I’m feeling blah or think I’m going to get sick, I grab the dry brush. It also does a great job with exfoliation. It’s so revitalizing! Have you tried body brushing? What impact has it had on you?
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