(NaturalNews) Skin care is literally a billion dollar a year business. Thousands of people are drawn in to buying creams, scrubs, soaps and oils every day by the promise of younger, firmer, wrinkle free skin. Many of these products do have their uses. They can stop the skin from becoming dry, sore and cracked; many can even reduce acne and help smooth out fine lines. But none of them can boast the all around cleansing benefits that are associated with the age old practice of dry skin brushing.
The skin is the body`s largest organ. It receives 1/3 of all the blood pumped from the heart. It eliminates up to two pounds of waste acids a day and is responsible for 1/4 of the body`s detoxification. The skin is also the last organ to receive nutrients but the first to show signs of any deficiency. Simply put, the skin is one of the most important organs in the body and needs caring for in the proper way. This is where dry skin brushing can have amazing benefits.
The body is constantly creating new skin cells while shedding old ones at the same time. Sometimes these old cells can cling to the surface of your skin causing an uneven appearance as well as trapping bacteria and stopping the new cells from breathing. These trapped bacteria will multiply and produce the spots and bumps associated with acne. Dry skin brushing is the best way to remove this old skin and leave new cells behind, giving you a healthy glow as well as younger smoother looking skin.
Skin Brushing and Cellulite
It is thought that around 90% of women suffer from cellulite. The little dimples that form on the thighs and buttocks are due to the accumulation of fats, proteins and other waste products that are not being excreted from the body efficiently. These unwanted products are usually carried out of the body by the lymphatic system, which is the body`s personal waste disposal unit. When the lymphatic system isn`t running smoothly it can cause many health and skin problems, including cellulite. Dry skin brushing can help kick start the lymphatic system by stimulating the lymph canals, which helps detoxify the blood and reduces the toxic build up that can cause cellulite.
It is a simple practice that will only take five minutes while in the bath or shower. But those five minutes could just be the secret to looking and feeling younger.
Sheryl is a kinesiologist, nutritionist and holistic practitioner. Her website www.younglivingguide.com provides the latest research on preventing disease, looking naturally gorgeous, and feeling emotionally and physically fabulous. You can also find some of the most powerful super foods on the planet including raw chocolate, purple corn, and many others.