Skin is not only a coating that conceals our bones, heart, liver etc. It's a separate organ, actually it’s the largest organ in the body.
It protects you from harmful microorganisms and chemicals, adjusts body temperature and gives you various sensations like sense of touch, cold and tickling. In addition to this, skin helps you produce sufficient amount of vitamin D.
Your outer layer eliminates enormous portions of waste from the body through special pores. But it's rather difficult for skin to work properly constantly. You have ability to help it! The one thing you need is…a brush! The simple natural-fiber brush with long handle as a matter of convenience.
Dry brushing was known for many years to enhance skin health and functioning. It exfoliates dead skin cells, refresh the external layer and make it more soft and smooth.
Brushing improves blood circulation and also supports your lymphatic system working. This system struggles with infectious agents and toxins. If your body contains too much of these harmful elements, “purifying” system may get clogged. Dry brushing helps to open skin pores and move away deleterious elements.
Do you feel tired, nervous and tense? You probably know that stress leads to wide variety of diseases such as heart failure, diabetes, mental problems, digestive disorders and obesity. Dry skin brushing will help you relax and reduce stress.
Some specialists suppose that rubbing you dry body with brush may even reduce cellulite and relieve digestive problems. Howevers there is no evidence about effectiveness of this method.
To brush yourself properly, start at the feet and move the brush toward the heart, rubbing your legs, belly, chest and arms. Brush carefully with wide circular movements, using only light pressures in the thin and sensitive skin areas.
The best time to perform this procedure is before taking a shower. After douching, dry the skin off and apply natural oil in order to moisturize it.
Don't brush the malms, wounds, burns and lesions, as you can carry infection into the sores. You should also avoid brushing of the eczema and psoriasis-affected areas.
It's worth to start with one brushing practice per week, gradually increasing their amount.
Remember that you need natural-bristled brush. Choose its stiffness according to your skin's sensitivity and individual preferences.
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