I’ve been meaning to start dry brushing my skin. Sounds crazy but I continue to hear about the benefits for detoxifying the body. I first read about it in the “Crazy Sexy Cancer Diet” by Kris Carr. She’s that gal that overcame an incredibly rare cancer by changing her lifestyle and diet for the better. There is no doubt that the skin is the largest organ of the body and I have recently discovered a new appreciation for it. I spent a few weeks dairy and grain free realizing that cheating with grain or dairy causes my skin to break out. My skin is like my wing man, detoxifying me from that potentially bad beer goggled hook up. So in my extreme efforts to avoid nasty zits gone wild, I’ve continued to maintain a healthier (ish) diet. I’ve developed a whole new respect for my main squeeze, wing man, skin suit which has me interested in better ways to nurture and care for it.
The benefits of dry brushing:
1. Detoxification of the skin
2. Improving lymphatic flow
3. Increasing circulation
Emma and I headed to the local health food store and bought a natural bristled dry brush. The techniques always include doing it first thing in the morning and brushing in motions toward the heart. This stimulates lymphatic drainage and aides in detoxification. We will keep you updated. In the grand scheme of things, I’m not sure how it could hurt. The plan for the next 2 weeks will be to try dry brushing before a shower and using coconut oil as a moisturizer. It’s non-toxic and remember that Bath and Body Works/ Victoria’s Secret body lotion may smell amazing but they still contain toxic chemicals —if you can’t eat it, don’t put it on your body.