Dry skin brushing is an ancient natural method to assist cleansing and detoxification of the kidneys, lymph system, and skin. The skin is often referred to as our “third kidney”, as it’s a major organ that eliminate toxins, but is especially important for our lymphatic system to drain cellular and interstitial (between cells) waste. It’s an easy self-performed technique done at home, and takes less than a 2-3 minutes to do the whole body.
It’s important to buy a natural bristle brush (gentler on the skin than synthetic ones), with a long handle, which make it easier to reach behind the back, and requires less bending over when brushing your feet and lower legs. However, any brush will do that’s not too rough.
If the skin becomes irritated after some time, it means you’ve used too much pressure, or need to take a week or so off. Remember, be gentle!