Many wish the fountain of youth were true. Only that it isn’t. But there is one technique proven to help you look and feel younger without going under the knife — dry skin brushing.
Healing to the body inside and outside, this technique was used thousands of years ago by Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese healers to stimulate circulation and blood flow. Traditional healers believe diseases are a result of blockages in the body that can be removed by stimulating the skin.
Why the Skin?
Let us think back to our human biology class. We were taught that the skin is the largest organ in the body. It receives 1/3 of all the blood circulating in our body and is also the most important elimination organ. This is why when there is an imbalance, deficiency or blockage in our system, it is the first organ to reflect the problem.
The Health and Beauty Benefits of Dry Skin Brushing
- Stimulate the lymphatic system. Brushing the skin – starting from the feet and working upward with each stroke directed towards the heart – can stimulate the lymph nodes and blood vessels. This promotes drainage and increased blood circulation, which nourish skin cells, provide oxygen to the skin and eliminate toxins, resulting to a vibrant and healthy skin.
- Remove dead skin cells. Dead skin cells can make your skin look dull and set the tone for pimple breakouts by clogging oil and dirt inside pores. Exfoliation through dry brushing helps clear out the layer of dead skin cells, giving you a renewed and younger-looking skin.
- Get rid of cellulites. Many cellulite creams and massages advertise remarkable results, but many of these treatments don’t live up to their claims. Consider giving dry skin brushing a try instead. This natural therapeutic technique helps eliminate those bumpy, ugly cellulites by softening hard fat deposits under the skin and distributing them more evenly. It is also proven to eliminate toxins, which break down connective tissues, resulting to a plumper skin after brushing.
- Relieve stress. Ever wondered why President Obama went grey after just a few months in the office? You guess it right – stress. Signs of stress are manifested outwards and this is one of the reasons why it can age you by a decade. Dry brushing can help by giving the body some sort of light massage therapy. It reduces muscle tension and relaxes the mind.
So, what are you waiting for? Give dry skin brushing a go!