The Lymphatic System And How It Can Benefit Your Skin
October 20th, 2014
Many people carefully tend to the skin on their face, regularly exfoliating, cleansing, and moisturizing. But when’s the last time you tended to the skin on the rest of your body?
I guess the equivalent of this would be a person that only works out their legs and ignores the rest of their body but that would be crazy.
There are two things I’m a big believer of and they are: my full body LED Light Therapy and dry brushing.
These two things go beyond just improving the esthetic appearance of your skin but in fact offer whole-body benefits to your health.
Dry brushing you can do at home and it takes only a few minutes of your time. The second you’ll have to do at my day spa in NYC.
Dry Brushing Benefits to Your Skin And Health
Your skin is a complex system that serves many functions including buffering your body from extreme temperatures and chemicals. It also protects you from bacteria, pollution and is in fact a crucial part of the external world around you.
Your skin also plays an important part in helping your body detoxify itself from waste and toxins that might not be able to release via other means. This is where dry skin brushing can be invaluable, not only in brushing off dead skin cells but also in activating waste removal via your lymph nodes.
Your lymphatic system is responsible for eliminating cellular waste products. This system collects all the waste from your tissues for elimination, a process referred to as lymphatic drainage.
When your lymphatic system is not working properly, waste and toxins can build up and make you sick. Lymphatic congestion is a major factor leading to inflammation and disease. By stimulating your lymphatic system with dry brushing you will help your body release toxins and this simple method is a powerful means detoxifying your body.
The Many Benefits of Dry Brushing
Dry brushing will remove dead dry skin, improving its appearance, clearing your clogged pores, and allowing your skin to “breathe.” It will also improve circulation which helps to bring oxygen and nutrients to the skin.
Dry skin brushing is also one of the most effective ways to eliminate cellulite. It does so by softening hard fat deposits while distributing them more evenly. This helps to diminish the appearance of cellulite.
How To Do It
The best time to do dry brushing I think is the morning before you take a shower. I try to avoid doing it at nighttime since it can energize you and who wants that before they go to bed.
Get a high-quality dry brush with bristles made from natural materials. They should feel stiff but not overly so. Ideally, choose a brush with a long handle so you can reach all of the different spots with ease, including your back.
The pressure you apply should be firm but not painful. Don’t scrub, don’t brush your face, genitals or other areas that might become irritated as a result.
Start from the bottom up, at your feet, brushing always toward your heart, which is best for circulation and your lymphatic system. Continue to work your way up your legs to your arms, chest, back, and stomach.
This as you can see is very easy and it will take a few minutes each day but its very powerful and soon you’ll get all the health benefits of it.
Make it a point to be consistent with any beauty or health routine and make it a way of life and you’ll soon be enjoying all the benefits that come with it.
Lastly I want you to incorporate the full body LED light therapy in your routine as it will give you faster and more immediate results.
And as always, I look forward to seeing you at the salon where you will be dazzled by how great your skin looks.
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Joanna Vargas Skin Care