What Is Skin Brushing?

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How skin brushing can give you a healthy and radiant glow

When it comes to developing a good skincare routine, it is important to pay attention to the skin all over your body. Many people simply concentrate on their faces, and will spend time and money ensuring they have great products that work for them, keeping the skin on their faces smooth, glowing and blemish free.

It is easy however to neglect the rest of your skin. Remember, our skin is our largest organ, and helps protect us against free radicals, and extreme temperatures, removing toxins from the body and fighting infection - so it is worth taking the time to look after it!
Nourishing your skin all over is important, you can start by using gentle, organic skincare products to help protect and enhance your skin leaving it soft and healthy. Our range of natural body products infused with organic extra virgin olive oil will do just that.
Another great way to improve the appearance of your skin is by skin brushing. Skin brushing is hugely beneficial to your skins health, not only its outward appearance, but actually improving your internal health as well.
So just what are these amazing benefits that skin brushing can give you? Let’s take a look at some of the key advantages:

1. Stimulating your lymphatic system

The lymphatic system is used by the body to get rid of waste chemicals and toxins found there. Your body recognises these as harmful and unnecessary and so the lymphatic system carries them out in a process called lymphatic drainage.
Ensuring this system works properly is absolutely vital for our health. A system that is slow running or blocked can cause toxins to build up which can lead to serious health problems.
Skin brushing gives the lymphatic system a boost, and helps it release toxins efficiently therefore detoxifying the body.

2. Keeping your skin smooth and clean

Dry skin brushing is powerful in the way that it removes dead skin cells from your body. The bristles of the skin brush gently exfoliate the skin, unblocking pores, which allow the skin to ‘breathe’ more easily.
Skin brushing has also been shown to reduce the appearance of cellulite that is caused by a build up of fat deposits below the skin, giving you a smooth and beautiful look.

3. Boosts circulation

Good circulation is very important as it keeps the blood flowing as it should throughout your body, and helps to eliminate waste. Skin brushing helps to boost circulation, which keeps everything internally working just as it should.

4. Aids digestion

There has been some evidence to suggest that skin brushing can even help improve the health of your digestive system as well as your kidney function.
When you use you skin brush regularly, you will help to get rid of toxins in your body, therefore these toxins cannot damage your vital organs and so keeps them in great working condition.

5. Energises and relaxes

Skin brushing is great to do both morning and night. Skin brushing first thing is a fantastic way to start your day and can leave you feeling wonderfully invigorated, at night you can do it to wind down after a stressful day, relive muscle tension and relax.
Skin brushing is a brilliant activity to add into your daily skincare routine. Try to do it regularly, and use a high quality skin brush made from natural materials. You’ll soon see not only your skin improving, but also feel a wonderful sense of health and wellbeing too.