Dry Skin Brushing is exactly what it sounds like: brushing the skin without any water. People often forget that the skin is the body's largest organ and that its care and maintenance can contribute to one's overall wellness in a number of ways.
The benefits of Dry Skin Brushing include:
-increased cell renewal
-removal of dead skin layers
-stronger immune system
-increased efficiency of all bodily systems
Since Skin Brushing can be done with minimal inconvenience and expense, I highly recommend adding it to your daily regime.
I brush my skin every morning before my shower. One must always shower after brushing to remove the sloughed off skin and bacteria. To begin with, buy a natural brush so that it does not scratch or damage your skin. Begin with the feet and brush upwards towards the heart. Then carry on to the abdomen, brushing in a clockwise direction to mimic the flow of digestion. Continue on to the hands and brush up the arms towards the heart. The sensation felt by the brush should be a satisfying, gently scratch. It should in no way be painful or unpleasant.
If you choose to brush everyday, it is important to clean your brush every week.
For the folks living in Calgary, both Planet Organic and Community Health Food Store sell Dry Skin Brushes in an array of styles and softness.