Skin is our largest organ and it’s one that involves elimination – one third of your body’s toxins are excreted through the skin. So, when I read an article about the wellness benefits of an ancient practice called skin brushing I figured why not try it?! Apparently dry skin brushing can stimulate your lymphatic system which helps remove toxins from the body, increases circulation, exfoliates the skin unclogging pores, reduces cellulite and is known to cause stress relief.
With nothing to lose, I ordered this natural bristle skin brush (I later bought this one so that I could reach my back) and began brushing once a day for 3-5 minutes before showering. I start from my ankles and brush in small circular motions, working my way toward my heart. After brushing I hop into the shower and wash my body with Dr Bronners Organic Eucalyptus Magic Soap then dry off and moisturize with an all natural oil such as this one or this one.
I’m four months into skin brushing and yes, I still have cellulite, but I do feel the benefits and love having the practice as part of my wellness routine. I find it to be a meditative experience that leaves me feeling invigorated and the regular exfoliation has noticeably made my skin softer, smoother, more toned and well hydrated.
Have you tried it? Are you into it?