BENEFITS OF DRY BRUSHING...
include stimulation of the lymph system, helping the body rid itself of toxins and increasing circulation and energy. Um hello, sign me up!
BUT FIRST, WHAT IS LYMPH?!
Lymphatic system is a vital part of the immune system -it's a network of lymph nodes connected by lymphatic vessel that transports lymph throughout the body
Lymph is formed from fluid that seeps through the thin walls of capillaries into the body’s tissues. It contains O2, proteins, white blood cells, nutrients, dead cells, & foreign substances
Small lymphatic vessels connect to larger ones and eventually form the thoracic duct. This duct is the largest lymphatic vessel & joins with the subclavian vein and thus returning lymph to the bloodstream
BENEFITS OF DRY BRUSHING
HOW TO DRY BRUSH
1. Always brush towards the center of the body and towards heart where the thoracic duct of the lymph system empties in the subclavian vein
2. Brush each area of skin 10 times before moving on to the next
3. Don’t brush too hard, a soft and smooth stroke works best. Your skin should never be red or stinging
4. Start at the feet – brush bottoms of feet, up the legs in long, smooth strokes
5. Brush in circular motions on the abdomen, armpits and back first
6. Then move to the face and neck with a gentler brush
GET STARTED ON YOUR OWN SELF CARE PRACTICE
1. Begin by investing in a dry brush set that includes a gentle brush for the face. Brush your body in the morning BEFORE you take a shower
2. Hop in the shower & use a sugar scrub and citrus body wash. I love Beautycounter for these products especially
3. After the shower, dry off and apply a non-toxic unscented body lotion. I love Puracy. After the lotion, add a few drops of jojoba oil infused with Bergamot essential oil for a lovely ‘awaken’ feeling to start the day
I use this ritual about 1-2 times per week
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