The skin is the largest eliminating organ of the body. New skin is made every 24 hours. Skin brushing removes the top old layer of the skin. The skin eliminates approximately 1 kilogram of waste acids daily. If skin cannot eliminate these impurities, an accumulation of waste products in the tissues occur, interfering with the nourishment and oxygenation of the cells. The benefits of saunas, spas and scrubs in spas around the world have been demonstrated for centuries as a cure for many diseases.
What to use?
Natural Bristle Brush the size of your hand with a detachable handle. Avoid nylon bristles as they are too harsh and may damage the skin. Individuals with sensitive and fragile skin best start with a soft natural bristle brush.
The best time to brush is before your shower upon rising in the morning. Your brush must be dry. Do not brush wet or in the shower.
1. Start with the soles of the feet in circular motions. Brush up your legs, ankles, shins, knees, back of legs, buttocks and thighs.
2. Then start with the palms of your hands, back of hands, forearms, elbows, upper arms.
3. Then back lower and upper, abdomen, chest and neck.
In summary, brush towards your heart….feet up, hands in, neck down. Brush for 5-10 minutes, until your skin becomes rosy, warm and glowing.
• Follow brushing with a shower, to wash dead skin particles away. A hot and then cold shower is the ultimate. Wash with a 100% natural vegetable/oil soap or liquid soap.
• After cleansing the body, apply a natural body oil that is free of chemicals – (why use a synthetic cream full of petrochemicals after you have cleansed it from impurities?) – such as almond, coconut or jojoba oil. Add your favourite essential oil to create a lovely fragrance.
• Pour oils into a sterilised bottle or jar. Use after dry brushing daily. Your skin will be buffed and smooth within a couple of days. Great for dry, aging, lifeless, blemished, pigmented and mature skin. Also for psoriasis, eczema and acne.
Taking care of your dry brush and other tips:
• Every week wash your brush with warm soapy water and allow it to dry in the sun.
• Use separate brushes for each member of the family.
• Avoid brushing parts of the skin that are irritated, damaged or infected.
• Don’t forget to brush your scalp. Use a natural bristle brush also. This will promote healthy hair growth, keep scalp clean from dandruff, stale oils and other impurities. Wash hair immediately after. This may not be practical to do daily, but try every second day or just before washing hair.
** Avoid brushing your face unless you have a mini facial brush used when washing the face. A face cloth can also be used when washing the face. The face is very delicate.