Keep Yourself Active
At least 30 minutes off exercise 3 times a week is ideal. Exercising keeps you physically strong and reduces or prevents stress. Go for a walk (by yourself or just 1 family member in your household), unwind with yoga. There are many free videos online for beginners to advance level to choose from. It is better to do moderate exercise regularly than to have a heavy workout occasionally.
We do understand there might be circumstances when you are unable to exercise or you would like an alternative option other than yoga for relaxation. It could even be you want to further enhance the results from your workouts and general well being. Then dry brushing is definitely worth a try. It is affordable, does not take up too much time, almost effortless and has proven to work.
Dry Brushing is exactly what is sounds like. Brushing the skin in a particular pattern with a natural bristles dry brush. Some brushes are made with boar hair, ours are made from natural jute fibre so they are suitable for vegans. Dry brushing is usually done before showering on dry skin. In dry brushing the skin is typically brushed toward the heart, starting at the feet and hands and brushing toward the chest.
Benefits of Dry Brushing
1. Lymphatic support
The lymphatic system is a major part of the body’s immune system. It is made up of organs and lymph nodes, ducts and vessels that transport lymph throughout the body. Many of the lymph vessels run just below the skin. Proponent of dry brushing claim that brushing the skin regularly helps stimulate the normal lymph flow with the body and helps the body detoxify itself naturally.
2. Reduces Cellulite
Regular dry brushing greatly helps to reduce cellulite, it feels great and make the skin softer and smoother, so there isn’t any downside to trying it out.
The process of running a firm, natural bristled rush over the skin helps loosen and remove dead skin cells, naturally exfoliating the skin.
4. Natural Energy Boost
The process of dry brushing your skin simply feels great! It is even better when done among the first things you do in the morning. The improve circulation helps make you more alert and relaxed at the same time which gives you a sensation of joy and satisfaction that can positively affect the rest of your day.
5. Enhances Digestion
We have already discussed the role of our lymphatic system and how dry brushing can help this system. The other important effect of dry brushing the skin is that, when the lymphatic system is cleansed, extra water and toxins that may be stored in the lymph nodes are expelled, which means the new cells would need new supply of nutrients. The faster this cycle repeats the faster food is digested to provide nutrients. This relieves stress on the kidneys as filtering of the body system is also faster thanks to the supportive role of high functioning skin and fast draining lymphatic system.
6. It Smoothed and Tightens Skin
As a person continually dry brushes the skin, the blood flow to and from the skin is enhanced. This over time strengthen the skin giving it a natural glow and a smoother look and feel. The best part is, all the breaks in the skin that speed aging of the body are gradually reduced also as an effect of dry skin brushing.
There are many more benefits we could list for dry skin brushing. However from the top 6 above it is quite obvious how beneficial this simple process can be for you and why you may want to consider adding it to your daily routine.
Dry brushing can be done daily over the whole body preferably in the morning before showering. It usually just takes between 3 to 5 minutes to complete the routine. Start with a gentle brush and soft pressure. As you get used to it work up to a firmer pressure overtime. Replace the brush every 6 to 12 months as the bristles will eventually wear out. Wash the brush every 2 weeks with a gentle soap to remove dead skin cells.
RIW dry brushes comes in varies shapes and size. Click on the link to view the products http://www.riwhomespa.com/dry-brush/