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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Try It Tuesday...

These brushes aren't for your hair...lessen your a cattle or a hog (name that movie?)

My dry skin brushes

Try Dry Brushing your skin once a day!
Did you know that our skin releases a pound of waste daily?
It is our largest organ so we must take care of it and this is one easy way to help our bodies remove the toxins we put in it.
This helps in removing our dead skin cells to keep our system running smoothly, stimulates hormone and oil glands, strengthens our immune systems and I've read that it can even reduce cellulite....the verdict is still out on that one! It also improves blood circulation, evens out skin tone and helps in digestion! 

 Make sure you choose a brush that has natural (avoid synthetic ones)  fiber bristles and one with a long handle for reaching your back.  I use the smaller one for my face although you can use a dry washcloth for your face! They are inexpensive and you can find them anywhere from Whole Foods to Wal-Mart.

A few things you may want to keep in mind when brushing your skin:
  • Always do this before you shower or bathe, preferably in the morning
  • Start at your feet and always brush toward your heart using long strokes
  • Brush up your legs, then over your stomach, butt and back
  • Continue with your fingers and brush up your arms towards your heart...shoulders and chest are brush down-again towards your heart
  • Don't brush if you have a cut, infection or wound
  • Shower and then treat your skin with coconut oil!

At first it will feel a little harsh but believe me your skin will get used to it. It's so worth the 5 minutes it takes and I try to do it daily. So should you!




3 comments:

  1. This sounds super interesting to me. Logan has very dry sking (swim team) as well as psoriasis. I need to research and see if this is ok for him. I know with psoriasis sometimes things can be TOO abrasive and make it worse. Thanks for sharing. I have never heard of this I would like to try as well.

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  2. I'll try to look as well to see if it would be something Logan could do...You should definitely try it. I think it would be right up your alley!

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  3. I haven't brushed in awhile - thanks for the reminder!

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