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Benefits of Dry Brushing

By Fredrica Syren:

Of the different things I do to stay healthy, dry bushing must be one of my favorites. Dry brushing, also called exfoliating, is the practice of scrubbing down your dry skin with a scratchy brush. Sounds like torture, perhaps? I swear it’s much nicer than it sounds, and the benefits are many.

Our skin is our largest organ, and lots of toxins and dead cells are eliminated through it, so regular dry brushingexfoliation can help the skin work properly. Did you know that it’s estimated that the skin eliminates over one pound of waste each day? Daily dry brushing also helps improve circulation, stimulates the lymph system, increases energy, and firms the skin. When stimulating the lymph system, you encourage lymph fluid drainage, which will naturally boost your immune system.

So how do you dry brush?

First of all, it should be done once a day, twice if you can. Brush your skin when it is dry, preferably before a shower. Use a natural brush (no synthetics) with pretty stiff bristles. Use one with a long handle for those hard to reach spots.

When brushing, start at your feet and ankles; and, using circular motions, work toward the heart. Brush for 3-5 minutes until the skin is rosy. Shower after dry brushing to wash off any toxins and dead skin cells.

For me, it’s become part of my routine and now I love the feeling of dry bushing.

About Green Mom

Fredrica Syren, the author and founder of Green-Mom.com, was born in Sweden. Her mother was a classically trained chef who introduced her to many eclectic flavors and skills at a young age. Her mom’s passion for the outdoors and gardening planted the seed for her own love of nature and healthy eating. She received a degree in journalism and has worked as a print, Internet and broadcasting journalist for many years with big businesses within Europe and the United States. After her mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and she with pre-cancer, Fredrica changed her career to become a full time yoga teacher and activist. A longtime world traveler, foodie and career woman, she was exposed to many facets of life, but nothing inspired her more than becoming a mom. After her first-born, Fredrica began a food blog focusing on local, seasonal, organic & vegetarian dishes. Years of food blogging developed into the cookbook Yummy in My Tummy, Healthy Cooking for the Whole Family. Upon the arrival of her second child, Fredrica founded Green-Mom.com. Her vision was to establish a site providing insight about gardening, home and personal care, baby & child, and of course food & nutrition. Green-Mom.com hosts many talented writers shedding light on ways to incorporate eco-friendly and nutritious practices for busy families. She is an advocate for organic, local and sustainable businesses. Fredrica hopes to inspire social change through her lifestyle, passion and business. Fredrica lives with her husband James Harker-Syren and their three children in San Diego, CA.

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