Your skin is the largest organ in your body. Some of us have heard that fact, but did you know that your body can detox through your skin?
A detox therapy called “dry skin brushing” can be a great addition to your juice cleanse.
Dry skin brushing involves utilizing a “dry skin brush” which is a very stiff-bristled brush that you never get wet. You can purchase these brushes at some health food stores or online.
Dry skin brushing is done on dry skin with a dry brush, though it can be done before showering. It is done only on the body and not the face.
To dry skin brush, simply brush starting from your ankles up, and always with long strokes towards your heart. You do not need more than a couple swipes on any area. You can do this once per day on your cleanse.
Many people like to do this before a shower, so they can rinse off the dead skin cells they’ve dislodged, and then moisturize their body after their shower is done.
There are some skin conditions and issues that should not be brushed with dry skin brushing, so be sure to check with a dermatologist to make sure it is safe and recommended for your particular situation.
Dry skin brushing can increase circulation and also stimulate lymphatic drainage, both of which are very beneficial on a juice cleanse. It can also help to exfoliate your skin and remove dead cells.