My favorite pre-shower routine. A quick little massage that will leave you feeling tingly and happy inside and out.
We all know that the skin organ is the largest we have, but that fact seems easily lost since there’s no way to relate it to anything. Essentially though, the skin is responsible for eliminating a huge amount of impurities each day, and a little dry brushing to remove dead skin cells and open up pores is a huge help and ultimately stimulates our lymphatic and immune systems. An additional benefit for the ladies is the prevention and aid in removal of cellulite. All this in just 3 short minutes before you hop in.
The key is to brush from outward-in, toward your heart. Start at your feet and with long singular strokes brush up the legs toward the abdomen. Then from the hands inward toward your torso, and finally across the back and shoulders down the front and back of the torso. Start gently to see how much pressure you can take; your skin should be lightly red, but not glowing.
It’s amazing to me that with just a little love and coaxing (a 3-minute brushing!) our skin and body can work so much happier and healthier. I see it and feel it. Really. These are the things that get me excited. Give this a go and see how it makes you feel. If you’re already using an in-shower scrubbie you may want to switch it up. Using loofah’s and syntehtic exfoliators in the shower when the skin is wet will tear the skin and pores and cause it to sag prematurely, so avoid those and get a vegetable based brush like this guy from Yerba Prima. This is our fave and it’s inexpensive too.
After your shower or bath be sure to continue to treat your skin right and follow up with some organic coconut oil instead of lotion. Your pores are open, so feed them something good.
Yerba Prima Tampico Skin Brush, $9.95
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