As mentioned in previous posts, my circulatory and lymphatic system have been compromised by the excessive weight I've been carrying. It has left me fighting Lymphedema in my lower legs. I had a bad infection in my right leg last fall, so it is the most troublesome and stubborn area. As part of my wellness journey, I have been trying anything and everything I can to improve the situation. A friend suggested skin brushing and I am so glad she did. I had never even heard of this concept before though I have seen the brushes. I just assumed they were for scrubbing your back in the shower. Use them dry? WHAT?
Olivia Jenkins, an author and skin care expert wrote the following article with all sorts of wonderful information.
Of course, I was all in upon reading, "Dry brushing your skin will kick start your lymphatic system, which helps you remove toxins from the body. The stiffer the bristles on the brush, the better the lymphatic stimulation you’ll create." I am also trying to stimulate the elasticity in my skin as much as possible and skin brushing can help with that too. I know my quick weight loss will result in loose baggy skin, but I want to help as much as I can...naturally.
When I skin brush as directed, towards the heart, i can feel the "yuk" making it's way through my system. I brush before each shower or bath. When I told my LMT that I was skin brushing she was glad to hear it. She knows how effective it can be as well. Again, I am so grateful a friend shared this simple but effective habit with me. Even if you aren't suffering from any particular toxic ailment, skin brushing is good for your system. You should add it to your daily care. I went out and bought a brush at Wal-Mart because I was eager to get started but the bristles were too soft. I found the one I am currently using on Amazon for about six bucks.
For more information about HOW TO dry skin brush, GTS or check out some of the instructional videos on YouTube.
Do you dry skin brush? Comment with your experience if you have.
If you haven't tried it, do you think you will now?