Want to achieve gorgeous skin? Here are some easy steps you can take to help work towards your best skin ever!
Have you heard about Dry Brushing?
Dry brushing is a technique that I have been a fan of for many years. I first learnt about the technique when I was in training for endermologie (a treatment which aims to combat cellulite). Personally, I have found spending a few minutes dry brushing before jumping in the shower has made a big improvement on skin tone and cellulite.
The skin is the body’s biggest organ; one third of your bodies toxins are excreted through the skin and dry brushing helps to unclog pores and remove toxins that become trapped under the skin. The number one cause of cellulite is due to toxins building up in the layers just under the skin, it is also usually more prominent in areas with less blood circulation. These toxins can be as a result of dehydration, smoking, caffeine or a poor diet.
Benefits of dry brushing:
Exfoliates dry skin
Stimulates your lymphatic system
Helps to reduce cellulite
Helps to reduce excess fluid
So now that we know the benefits, how do you do it?
The dry brushing technique needs to be performed using a natural bristle brush. Dry brushing is simple! There are two things you need to remember – start at your feet then work your way up the body AND always brush towards the heart.
The best time to dry brush is just before you jump in the shower.
1. Start by brushing from your ankles and feet up your legs using long strokes.
2. Next brush over your stomach and bum.
3. Finally brush from your hands up your arms and then down your chest.
The whole process shouldn’t take longer than a few minutes. Your skin may look a little pink once you finish but this is good as the blood comes towards the surface of the skin this will help increase blood flow to the area and help remove toxins.
Follow this process with a hot shower and then your favorite moisturizer. To get the best results you should perform dry brushing at least 3-4 times per week also try to avoid caffeine and smoking and drink plenty of water. Regular massage another fantastic way to help remove toxins and increase circulation this in turn assists in the breaking down cellulite.
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