There are two types of skin brushing, one is wet brushing which is when you are taking a shower and once you are all wet then you start your skin brushing.
Then there is dry brushing, which is the one I prefer but both are great. This type of brushing is when your skin is dry.
I go into the bathtub before turning on the water and dry brush in the tub, this way any flakes will fall in the tub and float away when I turn on the water.
Stanford University researchers say stimulating pressure-sensitive skin nerves triggers the brain to release serotonin (a hormone that slashes the urge to eat for up to four hours).
Besides curbing your cravings and helping you with weight loss, skin brushing has several other benefits that you will gain by doing this technique:
Dry brushing your skin (whether dry or wet skin) is known to increase circulation and promote blood flow so that skin which helps the cells turn over and renew.
This means that skin will look more vibrant and bright. Exfoliating can also alleviate uneven texture to reveal smoother, softer skin.
When you dry brush your skin, you?re removing dead skin cells and unclogging blocked pores. This allows your skin to breathe better and also streamlines its ability to effectively eliminate toxins.
The health of our skin, as our largest organ, largely influences the health of our entire body.
It?s the first line of defense against preventing bacteria from entering our system.
It blocks bacteria from entering the body and keeps the digestive system from having to work harder.
The skin and kidneys are closely linked in several ways. Both are responsible for detoxing the body through the excretion of toxins.
In the case of the skin, that means pushing sweat out through the pores. For the kidneys, our blood is filtered and any waste is removed.
Dry brushing can also help support muscle toning as well. Dry brushing activates the nervous system, which helps to improve muscle tone by stimulating muscle fibers.
It also improves circulation, promoting the delivery of oxygen-rich blood to muscles to help them recover and tone faster.
Through this mechanism, dry brushing is able to tighten skin, which is important if you?ve recently lost weight and are looking for a natural remedy to fix sagging.
BONUS: regular exfoliation can help prevent the formation of wrinkles and fine lines, keeping your skin looking young.
Here is a picture of the body brushes I use:
This round brush is the brush I use for my body (except my feet and back). I bought it on amazon but you can go to your local store like Walmart or Target and get it there, along with the other brushes.
Dry Brushing Body Brush - Round Exfoliating Brush
You don?t have to get these exact brushes, I?m just showing you what I use.
I use this one for my back.
And I use this one for my feet.
I love to do the dry brushing, so I start with dry skin using a natural bristle brush. I typically start from the feet, ankles and work my way upwards, using firm strokes on limbs and circular motions on torso and back.
I move upwards towards the heart. It can be sensitive on the abdomen, breasts and neck, so lighten up pressure as needed.
I really like to skin brush so I do this at least once a week and if I have the time twice a week.
I really notice my skin feeling softer and even glowing.
I have attached a chart below to show you how to skin brush.
FOLLOW THE PATTERNS OF THE ARROWS WITH YOUR BRUSH TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE DOING IT CORRECTLY.
I really hope that you try skin brushing and that it helps you as much as it has me. If you have any questions, please leave me a comment.