Skin…..the body’s largest organ. We must nourish and take care of our skin just as we do the organs it envelops. Anything we put on our skin is immediately absorbed into our bodies, so why would we eat clean foods only to apply conventional products filled with toxins on our skin? Our skin needs detoxing so it can breathe and allow for beautiful things to occur such as cell renewal to give us delicious supple skin.
I love body brushing! When I have the chance to brush, I get immediate results such as stimulating my skin and leaving me feeling energized and invigorated! Guys, you will feel the sensation all over your body, its amazing!
D.B.B. aids in:
-Cellulite reduction by removing toxic build up stored in our fat cells.
-Lymphatic drainage and vascular blood circulation.
-Silky soft skin by shedding dead skin cells and encouraging cell renewal.
-Tones our skin
Before you begin D.B.B.
know that our lymphatic fluid flows through our body towards our heart (lymphs have a 1 way valve), so it is imperative that you ALWAYS brush towards your heart and NEVER the opposite direction, as it may strain your lymph vessels. Unlike our cardiovascular system, our L.S. does not depend on automatic pumping so D.B.B.-ing it up gives our L.S. the helping hand it needs.
make sure to use a non-synthetic, preferably vegetable derived body brush
Here is how I personally D.B.B.
I begin at the bottom of my feet by brushing in a circular motion towards my heart.
I then begin brushing my legs, the back of my legs, thighs,and the back of my thighs in upward strokes towards my heart.
My tummy and underarms I brush in a circular motion along with my glutes.
You continue on with your back brushing from the bottom of your back up towards your heart.
use just enough pressure where your skin will turn red
try to brush in each area at least 7 times and focus on areas which are highly concentrated with lymph nodes such as our underarms, groin area, and neck.
after I am done with D.B.B. I jump in the shower to remove all excess dead skin cells which I have just removed. I love using this new body wash I bought by a company called Soapbox. I love using their tea and ginger body wash which has shea butter, aloe and jojoba oil….yummmm, some of my favorite! This stuff smells so delicious and really leaves my skin feeling so soft, and I happen to have very dry skin! After my shower I immediately apply a nourishing body oil such as almond or jojoba oil.
If you really want to detox and pamper yourself, grind fresh ginger and turmeric, pour warm water over it and enjoy
Our exquisite lymphatic system is linked to our immune system, so I hope that you can make time for this detox pampering session in your morning routine to help kick start your day!
“Every day I am a new person” -Brian I. Weiss, M.D.