Be BETTER Health Goal- Dry Skin Brushing

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Dry brushingDry Skin Brushing This week's health goal is to pay extra attention to your skin and give it some nourishment. Specifically, use a dry skin brush to scrub your skin in an upward motion towards your heart. This technique is also known as Lymphatic Body Brushing or dry skin brushing. Let us explain how wonderfully beneficial this can be!

Your skin is the largest organ of your body. While this is a widely known fact, many people do not know the importance of proper skin care. Your skin can tell you many things, so it is important to pay attention. Dry skin can mean dehydration. Eczema can mean a food allergy is not being addressed. The list goes on. It is important to notice these things and care for yourself properly.

The first goal this week is to scrub your skin using a dry skin brush. Why do we need to do this? Unbeknownst to many, your lymphatic system runs closely under your skin. Your lymphatic system is like a second circulatory system. It assists your immune system  by removing toxins, cleaning out dead cells and even hydrating your muscles. By scrubbing your skin, you stimulate your lymph – essentially recycled blood plasma -- to move through the body. Your lymphatic system does not have a heart to pump it, so it must be stimulated by your movements and muscles. Scrubbing can help move it, thus improving your immune system.

Our skin is more important to our health than most of us realize, so take some extra time this week to nourish your skin!

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