Dry Brushing Can Help Improve Your Health

Dry brushing involves using a dry brush to take out the dead skin resting on the outer layer of your skin. When done right, you can reap multiple benefits including smoother skin and an improved lymphatic system. The brush stimulates the skin causing the lymphatic system to release the toxins from the body to reveal beautiful glowing skin. It also unclogs the pores and prevents dirt from penetrating deeper into the skin.

Brush Upwards

When using the dry brush, make sure to keep your skin dry. This is a procedure you want to do before you take a shower. Next, the most important step is to start from the bottom of your feet and work your way up. Start by brushing your skin upwards toward your heart center to receive the maximum benefits of dry brushing.

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Last week 67% of you had no clue what I was talking about when I asked if you dry brush SO 👇🏻. . Dry brushing is part of my self care routine, I try to do it at least 4-5 days a week. Let me tell you why. Dry brushing not only exfoliates your skin and removes dead skin cells, it also unclogs pores and stimulates the lymphatic and nervous systems. By stimulating the connective tissue under your skin you can assist your body in ridding itself of toxins and waste and improve circulation. . Research also suggests that dry brushing can help reduce cellulite by speeding up metabolism, which helps break down fatty deposits or toxins within the bloodstream that often cause cellulite. If that’s not reason enough to give dry brushing a try then 🤷🏻‍♀️. . As always I like to up the ante by incorporating in my essential oils! These are two of my favorites that can enhance the effects of dry brushing. Cypress enhances circulation and helps decrease water retention and Slim & Sassy our Metabolic Blend helps break down the lipids in your fat cells and maximize your lymphatic system stimulation. I dry brush with Cypress in the summer when more skin is exposed to sunlight and save the S&S for winter since it has photosensitive citrus oils in it. . I add 4-5 drops of oil to my natural bristle brush (found at any local health food store) and brush in small upward strokes towards my heart before I get in the shower. Swipe to see a helpful graphic. . Now who is going to give dry brushing a try?? . . . . #drybrushing #aholisticallyinspiredlife #seekthesimplicity #welcometomylife #wellnessjourney #alwayslearning #summerinthesouth #linewife #naturalhealthrevolution #naturallifestyle #momhacks #selfcare #essentialoilsforthewin #doterralife #holisticlife #lightandairyphotography #westernnc #westernnorthcarolina #828 #wncmountains #welovenc #mamastoolbox #holistichealing #holistichealth #plantmedicine #naturalmama #toxinfreeliving #wahmlife

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Did You Know?

Did you know that your skin releases 50,000 dead skin cells per minute? That should be a big enough reason for you to head to your nearest store and start dry brushing. But remember: only keep it to twice a week or even once a week for sensitive skin. You wouldn’t want to brush off the healthy skin.

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{ Dry brushing } I am seriously trying to fight against the flu here 🤒 and doing all the tricks in the world I know like drinking litres of lemon-ginger-honey water 🍯🍋, practicing faceyoga and acupressure to stimulate the facial liquid flow & ease the headache and just trying to rest. But did you know that dry brushing (orginally practised as part of Ayurveda) might ease the flu and its symptoms? At least it is something that is said to be worth of trying 🕊. . When you are ill your lymphatic system might get clogged when trying to “wash away” the toxins (that’s when you get swelling to your lymph nodes). Dry brushing speeds up your skins capability to sweat by opening the pores and activating the circulation in your blood veins 💯. And sweating removes toxins. . So tonight I have been brushing my whole body starting from feet, going through the ankles then legs, thighs, back, stomach and hands (always remember to brush towards your heart) 🧖🏼‍♀️. And if you would like to take dry brushing to the whole next level and make it as a spa kind of an experience like I did, try Kundalinia yoga tradition; apply almond oil 🥜to the skin after the brush, jump in to the cold shower for a 30sec or so and voila 🚿! Feels pretty amazing. . Stay healthy all you beautiful people on this planet Earth 🙌🏻 And have a happy and energic new week! Yours, Pia . . . . #korpiamethod #korpiaskincare #health #body #skin #flu #cold #lymphaticdrainage #immunesystem #drybrushing #cure #healthyhabits #wellness #wellbeing #kundalini #ayurveda #coldshower #almondoil #selfcare #diyspa #homespa #faceyoga #nurse #skincareexpert

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