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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Therapeutic Thursday : How to Give Yourself a Dry Skin Exfoliation

My Naturopath Doctor, has recommended this very simple method to help exfoliate the skin and detox the body. Read on Team!

A dry brush exfoliation can be done in the morning before you shower. It eliminates dead skin cells and allows the skin to detox (skin is the largest organ of elimination).

Dry brush exfoliation also improves lymph and blood circulation and decreases puffiness. An added benefit is that the gentle pressure is calming to the nervous system! To give yourself a dry brush exfoliation, you'll need a soft, natural bristle brush. (You can buy one for less than $10 at London Drugs or Shoppers Drug Mart, no need to waste your money on expensive ones that do the same work!)

Step 1

Stand in the shower with the water off.

Step 2

Start at your feet, start brushing in small circles towards your heart. Apply very light pressure, avoiding broken skin, skin rashes, or areas where the skin is thin, such as the face or inner thighs.

Step 3

After you've finished both legs, move on to your arms. Brush from your fingertips, again towards your heart.

Step 4

Reach around and brush from your back towards your stomach.

Step 5

When you are finished, begin showering.

As you can see, there are many different styles of brushes you can use.

Until next time Team, do this a few times a week and see if you don't feel rejuvenated after your shower!

Health respect & happiness,