I’d love to share my favourite daily detox tool with you.
Actually, I’ve got a couple favourites… but today I want to share one with you that is super quick, easy, effective and at the same time very relaxing and gentle enough to use during pregnancy or if you’re nursing.
What’s the largest organ in the human body and releases over a third of toxins in our body? That’s right! It is our skin. DRY SKIN BRUSHING is an effective daily practice to help your body detox and remove these harmful toxins, not to mention it opens and unclogs our pores.
When you dry skin brush, you are massaging and helping your lymphatic system cleanse itself. You pull waste from the body as well as remove any lingering toxins from soap, environmental factors, lotions, deodorant, and other things to help improve skin health.
What is great is that skin brushing should take you less than 5 minutes per day, so it easily fits into a busy mum’s lifestyle and has great benefits! Some of the benefits include:
- Lymphatic system stimulation
- Reduce or eliminate cellulite
- Unclog pores
- Daily relaxation, which is so important if you want to be the best mum you can be
Here are ten simple steps and tips for you to follow to help you get started with dry skin brushing:
- Get a long-handled, non-synthetic bristle brush.
- Remove your clothes and stand in the bathtub or on a tiled surface. You will want to do this because you are brushing off dead skin, so you don’t want that to get on your carpet or your rugs.
- All of your brushing motions should be heart-centered, meaning you will want to have all the motions be moving towards your heart.
- Start at your feet and use long flowing motions, again, towards your heart.
- You will want to brush several times in the same area, overlapping your strokes as you continue.
- For sensitive skin areas, you will want to go easy. Your skin in those areas should become less sensitive with time.
- Once you have your whole body brushed, hop into the tub or shower. I find that the benefits of a cleansing Epsom salt bath are heightened after dry brushing.
- Alternating cold and hot temperatures help bring the blood back to the top of the skin.
- Continue this practice daily, but for best results, consider dry brushing twice a day; once in the morning and once before bed.
- Remember to clean your brush at least once per week.