Monday, July 1, 2013

Getting back to health: dry brushing


Recently I came across this blog entry about dry brushing while searching the archives of "this brown wren". (It's an old post, so sadly the give away has long since past.) Basically, you use a natural fiber brush made specifically for dry brushing and brush your skin using a circular motion. Besides helping to make your skin softer, it also helps circulation and helps your body to release toxins. I came across a brush at our natural foods coop and decided to give it a try. There is a separate brush that you need to use for more delicate skin areas, such as the face. You should always shower after dry brushing.

I've only been doing it for a week, but it feels kind of nice. It sort of wakes the skin up. It takes me three to five minutes. I wish I had done my research before buying a brush because it's easier to use one with a hand grip instead of a handle. (Whoops... just realized the one I bought has a removable handle. Awesome!) However, the handle is nice for doing my back! I'm going to see how it goes, and if I like it, I'll buy a face brush too. This website gives some helpful information about the process. I'll have to update about this practice after I've tried it for a bit longer.  I don't really care about having super soft skin, I'm just hoping it gives a boost to my general health. At the very least, it does give me a little extra energy in the morning. Please take a look at the links provided if you decide to try this too, as there is more complete information about how to brush the skin.

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