Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Top Ten Reasons to Dry Skin Brush

1. Immunity.

By allowing the lymph to flow properly it brings foreign particles through the body to lymph nodes to make antibodies. These antibodies will go through the body and clear any of that foreign material. If the lymph didn't flow then the body wouldn't know there was foreign potentially harmful material to start with!

2. Vitamins.

Lymph transports important vitamins like A, D, E and K and since dry skin brushing increases the flow of lymph it helps us to absorb these vitamins where our body needs them the most!

3. Lymphatic System Detox.

Without a properly flowing lymph system the fluid becomes clogged with waste products. By helping along the flow of lymph it increases the cleansing abilities of the lymphatic organs like the liver.

4. Invigorate.

Dry Skin Brushing is very invigorating first thing in the morning. When I'm groggy and not wanting to get ready for work I pull out my dry brush and start on my arms. It seems to awaken the skin.

5. Dry Skin.

By regularly exfoliating the dead skin cells off the surface of the skin dry brushing allows for fresh naturally moisturized skin to be at the surface. Throw out that lotion and bring on the dry brush!

6. Cellulite.

A regular vigorous regime of dry skin brushing will over time break through cellulite buildup and tighten up the skin. It takes at least 3-6 months of regular brushing to see a difference. Dry Skin Brushing also triggers nerve endings at the surface of the skin which tones the associated muscles.

7. Prevent Cancer.

We have cancerous cells in our bodies all the time. A tumor grows when our body is unable to detect and kill these cells that have started to become poisonous to our bodies. A big function of the lymphatic system is to show foreign materials to the immune system. This includes parts of cancer cells. If the lymph is flowing the immune system can detect cancers early and clear them.

8. Hormones.

Dry skin brushing stimulates the hormone producing glands (pituitary, pineal, thyroid, parathyroid, thymus, ovaries, testes and adrenal glands). Hormones largely maintain metabolism, and levels of chemicals in the blood.

9. Skin Detoxification.

The skin is the largest detox organ of the body. Sloughing off the dead cells rejuvenates the skin and allows it to move more toxins out of the body

10. Quick and Cheap.

A dry brush can be found at your local health food store for ~$15. And the act of dry skin brushing takes only a few minutes. If you have extra time of course put more effort into it and increase strokes, but any bit of dry brushing will provide the benefits.


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  2. This is a great article. Would you say that a dry skin brush is better than lotion? How much does a more serious treatment for dry skin? What are some of the more serious side affects of dry skin? Thanks for your help!

  3. Nice post about dry skin, i like your post i think i should try this, thanks for sharing with us helpful post..

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  4. Nice tips on keeping skin healthy. These tips are really helpful in keeping the skin healthy forever and glowing too.

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  6. Hhmmm.. great article! I just heard about dry skin brushing last weekend at a spa when inquiring about specialized massage for my lymphedema. Thanks for the information!