The skin is one of the largest organs that help in getting rid of impurities and toxins. Actually it is responsible for about a quarter of the body’s daily detoxification process. Due to this action the skin is sometimes referred to as the third kidney along the lungs which are also known as the second kidney. Dry skin brushing refers to a technique that opens up the skin pores to detoxify and invigorate the lymphatic system.
Skin brushing invigorates the lymphatic system
The lymphatic system relies heavily on the body’s movement to circulate lymph fluid. Basically this means that the more active a person is the better condition the lymphatic system will be. Brushing the skin helps in moving the lymph fluid around the body thus jump-starting the general health of the person.
Dry skin brushing assists in body waste elimination process
In normal circumstances the skin gets rid of a lot of body waste products daily. When the skin pores are not clogged with dead cells and the lymphatic system is cleaned the body is able to carry out one of the most basic function of eliminating waste and toxins efficiently. On the other hand if the skin pores are clogged with millions of debris and dead cells the toxins remains in the body. Clogged skin pores puts undue pressure on the organs that are involved in elimination process including the liver and kidneys making them increase their activity.
Brushing improves skin texture
As the body ages its ability to get rid of the dead skin cells is diminished. When these dead skin cells accumulate they result in a dry thick skin. This is one of the reasons why the skin especially in older people may have a leathery appearance. Brushing the skin opens up the sweat and oil glands thus providing the skin with more moisture. The process also helps in keeping the skin young and vibrant. Generally the body absorbs nutrients and breathes through the skin. Brushing the skin regularly ensures that it is kept excess debris is eliminated. This frees the skin pores to absorb nutrients and oxygen into the body.
Skin brushing stimulates the skin from outside in thus cleansing the entire system. When body waste accumulates toxins give way to various ailments as well as premature aging. Brushing the skin not only increases blood circulation but also contributes to a better muscle tone and improved fat deposit and distribution.
Dry skin brushing has immense benefits including invigorating and exfoliating it. The process increases the blood supply to the region bringing in oxygen and nourishment. This not only assists in increasing circulation and elimination of toxins but also make a huge difference in skin quality thus enhancing your general health.
Other benefits of skin brushing include:
- Assisting in releasing fatty deposits under the skin surface
- Rejuvenating your cells
- Promoting good muscle tone
- Boosting the immune system
- Preventing premature aging Improving skin texture
It is important to note that dry skin brushing should be done when the skin is dry. Dermatologists recommend that brushing the skin should be done before bathing or showering although it can also be done at any other time. Wetting the skin is likely to stretch the skin thus it will not have the desired effect. While it is permissible to brush every part of the body brushing the face should be avoided.