spas treatment at home: dry brushing

jacqs organics dry brush

 

Many are wondering what exactly is dry brushing? Dry brushing is a natural and easy method to remove dead skin cells, increase cell renewal, remove toxins and reduce the appearance of cellulite. Here are the basics on dry brushing .

 

TOOLS:

  • Brush with all natural brush bristles. No synthetic bristles.

 

WHY:

Dry brushing has been used in spas as a way to increase blood flow, stimulate nervous system, repair lymphatic damage, removes toxins from the body, smooth complexion and even tone the skin. It’s very simple and the result is glowing healthy skin.

 

WHEN:

Dry brushing should be done once a day minimum and encouraged twice a day. The best time to brush is in the morning, right before your shower and/or at night, right before you go to bed before heading into the shower.

 

HOW:

When dry brushing, skin should be dry. Start with light but firm strokes at your ankles in an upward direction moving up your legs to your stomach, arms, shoulders and decolletage. For your back, you can use a brush with a long handle or ask your partner for a little help. This is a great excuse for quality time.

For best results, dry brushing your skin should be routine and should last any where between 10 to 20 minutes.  Follow the dry brushing with a luke warm shower.

 

Dry brushing also helps with digestion. After your brushing,  follow up with a glass of water and lemon. For a thirst quenching detox drink try our yummy vitamin water recipe.

 

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Ingredients:

10 cups of water

1/4 cup of sliced cucumber

4 -5 springs of mint leaves

1/4 cup of lemon

3 inches of sliced ginger

Mix ingredients into a pitcher. Allow to sit for 24 hours in the refrigerator. This allows the vegetables to release the vitamins and nutrients. Drink  1 cup after brushing skin.

 

TIP: 

As a skin refresher – try spritzing your body with the Lavender Love Toner on your skin. The peppermint hydrosol and lavender essential oil mixture is soothing and refreshing on the skin.

 

 




Barbara Jacques
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