Thursday, May 27, 2010

Unique Beauty Tips: Skin Brushing

I've been reading self-help books of different sorts and I came across with this "skin brushing" thingy.

Women go gaga when it comes to beauty tips or beauty enhancement. And I am one of them :)

Anyway, I learned that skin weighs twice as much as the liver or the brain and that it receives only a third of the blood that circulates throughout the body. And  it is like a a thin layer of dough that sorrounds the body. And that we make new skin every 24 hours do removing the top layer of dead tissue to expose the healthy lovely layer of skin. Hmm. Interesting.

Accordingly, there is not a soap available to cleanse your skin as well as skin brushing can. It also reduce cellulite, aids in the digestive process, tightens te skin and stimuates the lymph glands to help the body perform at its peak level.

Skin brushing is simple. Use a natural bristle brush that looks like a shoe shining brush (pls refer to the photo above.) Brush your dry skin, not wet,  in an elongated upward motion. Brushing wet skin can pull or sag your skin and defeat the purpose of removing that dead, dry outer layer. Start with your feet and ankles, and work your way up to the body to your calves and thighs. Really concentrate on brushing the lymphatic areas of your body (the back of your knees, your inner thighs, and under your arms) to stimulate those glands and get them started on flushing out those toxins. It may take a couple of dys to get used to it, but if you hang in there, I promise you will feel the diference in your skin in less than a week, accordingly.

The best way to understand the benefits of skin brushing is to experience it firsthand. Most people find that it feels great, helps keep their skin younger looking and more vibrant, and actually improves the overall beauty and health of the body.

Dry skin brushing is one of the most powerful gifts you can give yourself, your skin, and your lympathic system on a daily basis.

Go ahead and give yourself  the big brush-off. You'll be glad you did!

Happy brushing!

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