Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Wild Woman Wednesday
It’s Wild Woman Wednesday, and time to give yourself the brush off! What?!?!@?! No, I haven’t dropped a kettle bell on my head. Have you ever heard of skin brushing? It’s a great way to help the detoxification of your body. I’ve been doing it for awhile, and I love the way it wakes up your skin!
The skin is our largest organ and responsible for about 10-15% of body elimination. It’s actually known as the “third kidney”. When pores aren’t clogged with dead cells and the lymphatic system is cleansed, the body is better able to eliminate toxins and waste materials. The stimulation of brushing also invigorates the skin, increasing blood flow which brings nourishment and oxygen to the skin.
The dry skin brushing system is simply taking a natural bristle brush (no synthetic bristles – they’ll scratch the skin), and methodically brushing the DRY skin surface of your body, beginning with the soles of your feet, and work your way up – always going towards the direction of the heart. The only area which you won’t brush towards your heart is the abdomen, where you will want to direct your brushing in a circular clock-wise motion (the same path as your colon). Naturally, you don’t want to be too rough – go gently, and then take a warm shower to rinse off all the dead skin cells.
Some of the benefits include:
• Accelerating toxin elimination
• Stimulating blood flow and circulation
• Reducing Cellulite
• Enhancing lymphatic flow
• Helps digestion
• Increases cell renewal
• Exfoliation and removal of dead skin cells
• Anti-aging through cell regeneration
• Stimulating both the sweat and sebaceous glands, thus contributing to the restoration of moist, supple skin.
For the inexpensive cost of a long-handled natural bristle brush (they run a little under $10), you can treat yourself to this spa-like therapy every morning. It only takes about five little minutes, but leaves you feeling rejuvenated, awake and has so many benefits! So grab your brushes, wild women, and brush yourself beautiful!!!
“Detox Skin Brushing: A Swift and Powerful Home Detox” http://www.pureinsideout.com/detox-skin-brushing.html
“Dry Skin Brushing” http://www.healingnaturallybybee.com/articles/treat7.php