Our skin needs regular exfoliating to keep it in top shape. There are many methods we can use to achieve perfectly smooth skin, such as using scrubs and loofahs in the shower, however, these methods can only give you the benefit of a smoother skin but not much else.
What if there was another way to exfoliate the skin that also provides further health benefits? This is where dry brushing comes into the picture.
With dry brushing, you use a body brush and sweep it all over the body to get rid of dead skin. Aside from exfoliating, dry brushing has incredible health benefits and is widely recommended by health experts. Dry brushing detoxifies the body, improves circulation, eliminates dead skin cells, improves skin tone, aids digestion, reduces and prevents cellulite, and increases energy and well-being. In addition, dry brushing stimulates the lymphatic system, which helps eliminate toxins and pathogens that can cause inflammation and illness.
As the founder of CEO of Prana Brush, I’ve dedicated my life and business to this incredible product.The health benefits of dry brushing are greatly enhanced through the use of an ionic body brush, which has its origin in ancient Ayurvedic practices. The Prana Brush is an ionic body brush that is made with extra-fine ion-charged copper bristles, which naturally create negative ions that protect your body from free radicals and have numerous other health benefits. In addition, the molecular composition of our unique bristles encourages the direct and immediate absorption of negative ions into your skin, which increases the benefits of dry brushing, including the speed of detoxification.
Since I love sharing the amazing benefits of using a dry brush, here are the top seven ways dry brushing with our ionic body brush can change your life:
It Gives You More Energy
If you often feel sluggish, lethargic or tired, these are signs that your lymphatic system has become blocked or overloaded with toxins and stress. Dry brushing with an ionic body brush can significantly increase your energy levels as it stimulates and “unclogs” your lymphatic system.
Maintains Your Skin’s Health and Reduces Cellulite
Dry brushing with an ionic body brush is an excellent way to exfoliate the skin. It clears away dead skin, unclogs the pores and eliminates ingrown hair.
When body brushing, the skin’s connective top layer is gently stimulated. This helps in producing collagen and elastin fibers, which can significantly reduce or stop the formation of cellulite.
Removes Toxins From Your Body
The lymphatic system primarily filters and purifies your blood, which it performs through a complex network of lymph nodes, ducts, and vessels. These are widely present in your body and transport a fluid known as “lymph” throughout your body. The lymph fluid flows beneath the surface of your skin, which filters, purifies, and purges toxins and pathogens as it travels throughout your body. Brushing your body with an ionic brush stimulates the natural lymph flow and maintains the proper health of your lymphatic system.
Promotes Production of Negative Ions
and Neutralizes Free Radicals
Brushing your body with an ionic brush triggers a natural friction between the ion-charged copper bristles and your skin. This friction promotes negative ions on the surface of your skin, which the body then absorbs. Negative ions are essential to the body as they can increase energy levels and neutralize free radicals that can cause inflammation and illness.
Helps Improve Circulation
Dry brushing your skin can also help stimulate the flow of the circulatory system. This is best done upon waking up in the morning to refresh your body after lying down for hours. Dry brushing can also assist the circulatory system in eliminating waste by carrying it to the surface of the skin and to be extracted through the pores and sweat glands.
Helps Prevent Signs of Aging
By definition, aging is a biological process and happens as the rate of cell degeneration becomes more dominant than cell regeneration. It is a natural phenomenon and is influenced by both internal and external factors. Every skin cell in our body ages as we get older. It can also occur more rapidly due to a combination of other factors such as poor lifestyle choices, stress, and pollution.
The Ayurvedic principle of Garshana explains that aging can be combated by dry brushing. This is a treatment that uses dry skin brushing and aims to enhance the body’s lymphatic circulation. It cleanses the skin and helps remove stubborn dirt. This treatment is conducted prior to other Panchakarma treatments, so that other oil and herbal treatments will be able to deeply penetrate the skin.
Other Health Benefits
Aside from the health benefits mentioned above, using an ionic dry brush rejuvenates and revitalizes all of your body’s systems and cells, promotes physical relaxation by helping balance opposing sympathetic and parasympathetic branches of the nervous system, helps ease tension in the stomach and intestines, promotes the production of digestive enzymes which enhance digestion, helps normalize brain function and promote a sense of relaxation and calm, increases metabolism and helps maintain a healthy weight, improves circulation, and strengthens your immune system by promoting the production of globulin, which makes the body more resistant to illness.
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(Story submitted by Jessica Rose, Founder and CEO of Vancouver-based Prana Brush; promo code valid from December 9th-22nd, 2018)