I am going to apologize now, I love spring! I will be chatting it up about spring for the next few months. I love when the mother nature sheds away at the signs of winter and the blossoms and colors of spring arrive.
I love spring cleaning, I love the foods that come with spring and I really love the longer days!
I told you I was a nut about spring. I have learned that my body works best in spring and summer weather. So the minute spring shows up my body starts to wake up. I start to really focus on what helps me shed the winter sludge. One of my favorite things to get my body moving and waking up is dry skin brushing. Continuous skin brushing will make your skin glow, reduce bags under your eyes and reduces swelling in your hands and feet.
Your skin is the largest detoxifying organ in your body. It is your first line of defense! Your skin gets beat up from the environment and everything you do to the inside shows up on your skin. The minute you ingest something of a chemical nature or an allergen or experience a stressful situation, your skin reacts by breaking out by trying to expel the toxins, whether those we consider real poisons or the ones emitted by our stress hormones. We know about detoxing our bodies with food but supporting your skin is equally important in order for it to breathe and release all those toxins.
Benefits of skin brushing
Purchase a skin brush with natural bristles at your local health food store or you can find them on amazon.
Start with dry skin. I do it every morning before I get in the shower and at night before I get in bed. You want to start at your feel, with long strokes moving towards your heart. When you get to your stomach move in a counterclockwise motion. You do not want to brush hard, you are gently cleansing your skin, your skin should be a little pink but not red.