We are born into bodies with physical limitations, and aging process begins the day we are born. If we can learn to use our body’s own healing mechanisms, we can begin to bring about positive change by slowing down the aging process through cell regeneration and rejuvenation. Detoxifying the body is the process of releasing accumulated toxins and waste products that build up throughout our system. Internally, our organs release waste products that accumulate in our cells and tissues. Imbalanced emotions also play a part in polluting our system with excess chemicals.

“ Detoxifying” is, in many ways, a natural process. Much of our bodies’ detoxification process occurs through urination, elimination and perspiration. As our bodies age and our immune systems weaken from poor diet, addictive substances, environmental pollution and illness, we sometimes need to give our system extra help, and that is why conscious detoxifying is a great way back to optimum health. One of the best ways to start your detoxifying is with the skin. A “detox” program strengthens the organs of elimination; the skin intestines, liver, lungs, kidneys and lymphatic system.

Dry skin brushing is very useful in aiding the detoxifying process of the body, as it stimulates circulation and the lymphatic system, helping to speed the removal of waste. It is a great way to “wake up” your system in the morning-and you won’t even miss the coffee! Use a natural dry bristle brush before your morning shower. Begin by brushing from the toes and continue all the way up to the head using long, light sweeping strokes that start at the bottom of your feet and move upward, from the hands toward the shoulders, and on the torso in an upward direction. Use light pressure in areas where the skin is thin, and harder pressure on places like the soles of the feet.

Dry skin brushing should be done once a day, preferably first thing in the morning. A thorough skin brushing takes about 10 to 15 minutes.

You can also dry brush areas of cellulite for five to ten minutes twice a day to stimulate stagnant circulation and help to diminish cellulite, but this technique needs to be done consistently for a minimum of five months, depending on the cause and severity of condition.

Take a shower after you done brushing.

Clean your skin brush after each use with soap and water, than leave it to dry to prevent mildew.

Benefits of Dry Skin Brushing:

  1. Stimulates the lymphatic system
  2. Improves circulation
  3. Strengthens the immune system
  4. Helps with digestion
  5. Tones the muscles
  6. Tightens the skin, preventing premature aging

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