Want to get rid of cellulite? Have silky, drool worthy, smooth skin? A firm and tone badonkadonk? Get the JLO glow? Of course yaaaa do. Surprisingly, you can reap these benefits AND boost your health at the same time! Score! how exactly? By increasing lymphatic drainage and boosting your lymphatic system. More on these in a second.
What is the lymphatic system?
Our skin is our largest organ. We both absorb and detox through our skin. Your lymphatic system is like your body’s internal filtration system. It’s job is to filter your blood and dispose of acidic and toxic waste. Without it our cells, tissue and organs would become overloaded with toxins. A sluggish or unhealthy lymph system could lead to a weakened immune system, chronic fatigue, aches and pains, bloating, cellulite, your body collecting fat deposits, poor digestion, fibromyalgia and so much dang more.
So of course, you’re gonna want to make sure you have an awesome lymph system that will remove as many toxins as possible. Especially since our lymphatic system does NOT perform on it’s own, it NEEDS us to stimulate it. One of these ways is by dry body brushing.
Many people have ZERO clue how to dry body brush, even though if you ask me, it’s pretty self explanatory. It doesn’t help that there are loads of different techniques out there that make you question which way is right and which way is wrong. I’ll clarify the murky waters right here:
The best time to do your body brushing is first thing in the morning, before you shower. Using a natural body brush with firm bristles, use gentle, circular movements and brush towards your heart. Start with your feet and work your way up your legs, and booty. Then move up to your stomach . Brush your stomach in an anti-clockwise direction. From there you move on to your hands and arms. Begin at your fingertips and brush towards your shoulder. Once you’ve done both arms you can gently brush your chest, neck and back. Many of our lymph nodes are in our armpits and groin area. So make sure to save these for last but do not forget to do them. Any areas where your skin is tender or damaged should be avoided. To keep your brush from being gross, wash it few time a week with warm water and a natural, mild soap. Rinse and leave it to air-dry.
Ta daaaaa! That doesn’t sound so hard now does it? And if stimulating your lymphatic system, helping your body filter your blood and get rid of toxins isn’t enough of a fire to get you adopting this habit, then maybe these few vanity benefits will give you the boost you need to make this part of your regular morning routine:
-Dry brushing is one of the most tried and tested methods of banishing cellulite. Cellulite is toxic material accumulated in your body’s fat cells; dry brushing does a fan-freaking-tastic job of increasing circulation and diminishing those fat cells
-Dry body brushing buffs away those dead skin cells, encourages the growth of new ones and leaves you with smooth and brighter skin. Cha ching!
-It helps tone up your muscles, and encourages tighter skin via stimulation
– Gives you a more even distribution of fat deposits.
-Get rids of clogged pores
….So what are you waiting for.
Tell me in the comments below, why do YOU want to begin dry body brushing?