The skin is estimated to eliminate over 500g of waste each day through its pores and through the elimination of dead skin cells from the body. Dry skin brushing is an effective way to maximize the toxin elimination channels of the skin.
The integumentary system is a network of dead epidermal cells forming the skin, hair, fingernails and toenails. All of these are help pull toxins out of the body. The hair is often used to measure the level of toxic heavy metals in the body. The sweat glands also play an active role in flushing toxins out through perspiration.
As skin cells get closer and closer to the outer surface of the body they lose their blood supply and die. Every minute, we lose more than 30,000 dead skin cells, which are replaced by new healthy skin cells. Bathing and good personal hygiene practices enhance the normal eliminatory patterns of the skin.
Dry skin brushing helps to improve circulation, stimulates lymphatic drainage and firms the skin. The improvement in circulation improves brain function and gives an individual more energy. By improving lymphatic flow it can help prevent the formation of unsightly cellulite. Dry brushing also sloughs off old dead skin cells and the toxic debris within them while initiating the development of new healthy skin cells.
The Hippocrates Long Handle Natural Fibre Skin Brush is available.