Dry Brushing Your Skin to Help Detoxify

March 09, 2011 By: Patricia Tedeschi Category: Mind Body Spirit, Uncategorized

Body exfoliation has long been part of Ayurveda’s deep-cleansing philosophy.  This technique helps slough off the dead skin cells thereby stimulating the release of toxins and leaving the skin glowing.  The rituals of skin care are important as a commitment to showing respect to our bodies and our selves.

Use a natural-bristle brush. Use circular motions around joint areas and upward, sweeping motions everywhere else, always moving toward the heart. Dry brushing stimulates the lymphatic system which strengthens the immune system.

When exfoliating with a dry brush, start with the soles of your feet, brushing in a circular motion.  Gently brush the legs and arms with long motions toward the heart.  The back and abdomen come last with circular motions on the abdomen, starting at the top and moving toward the left around in a circle making the circle smaller and smaller.

Dry brushing is best done before a bath or shower, and it is optimum to follow with a body oil, such as Better Botanicals’ Ayurvedic Hydrating Body Oil.

Once a week, treat yourself to Better Botanicals’ Jojoba Clarifying scrub for face and body.

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