Your skin, aside from being one of your organs of detoxification, is also the 2nd largest organ in your body.  Oftentimes, it appears to be the first to show degeneration or imbalances and the last to heal.  It weighs almost twice as much as the liver or brain and it receives one third of the circulation of the blood.  Its functions include:

  • Works as a protective shield to the body structure
  • Helps to regulate body temperature
  • Works as a respiratory organ
  • Performs absorption activities by assimilating oxygen and other nutrients
  • Aids in elimination of toxic wastes from the body

The skin is the “third kidney”.  It works in conjunction with the kidneys in water, regulation.  A primary function of the skin occurs through the activities of its pores.  Every square inch of the skin contains hundreds of these pores; all of which are made up of tiny muscles that must be exercised to rid toxins from the body.

Daily dry skin brushing can help keep your skin healthy, vibrant and efficient.  It can:

  • Remove dead skin cells
  • Cleanse the pores
  • Stimulate the hormone and oil-producing glands in the skin
  • Help keep the skin soft, supple and youthful
  • Help improve circulation
  • Help improve muscle tone
  • Have an important influence on the nervous system through stimulation of nerve endings
  • Assist the body in removal of toxins
  • Generally help improve health and vitality

Procedure:

Use a natural sponge, vegetable sponge or loofah.  Ideally you should dry brush every day before bed or before you shower.  Using either short strokes, a circular or figure eight motion, brush very lightly over the entire outer surface of your body.  Brush for 45-60 seconds, covering the entire body.  Start brushing from the head, the tips of the fingers, the tips of the toes, always moving progressively towards the heart.  Be sure to include your palms and soles.  Cleanse the brush every few days with soap and warm water.