New Year’s Cleanse: dry skin brushing


Ideally do this daily for a few minutes, but it’s ok to do it 3-5 times a week. And sometimes I do it in the shower, especially if I’m short on time. You’ll find a brush with soft, natural bristles in your health food store and some pharmacies.

What: Using a soft bristle brush with natural fibres, brush dry skin for a few minutes before you get in the shower.

Why: it reduces cellulite, tighten skin, improves blood flow, stimulates lymph glands (an elimination channel) allowing better drainage, exfoliates – thereby removing old dead skin cells, boosts circulation, increases the release of toxins via the skin, promotes tighter and smoother skin and encourages new cell renewal. Helps release fatty deposits under your skin’s surface. Assists the eliminative capacity of your body’s organs. Rejuvenates your cells. Strengthens your immune system. Increases muscle tone. Improves skin texture. Helps prevent premature ageing.

How: Use a natural fibre brush on dry skin and use circular motions, always towards the heart. Start on the soles of your feet moving upwards. Don’t brush too hard, before showering. For cellulite, stay on the area for a few minutes.

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