Your skin is an organ of elimination, just like your kidneys, liver and colon. It’s the largest organ of your body and it’s estimated that one-third of your body’s daily impurities are excreted through the skin. Dry skin brushing helps keep the pores clear and the skin active to assist the body in this cleansing process. If your skin becomes inactive, its ability to remove excess toxins is impaired. This places extra stress on other organs and on your body in general.
- Using a bone dry brush, start at the tops of the feet and sweep the brush upward towards the heart, using long motions.
- Spend extra time on areas that tend to be more stagnant, like the inner thigh.
- Don’t forget your back, tummy and the backs of your arms.