Winter is here and that means the nice moist air we were enjoying over the Summer months is gone. Our skin begins to get dry and flaky. This makes the skin irritated and itchy.
There are a few things that you can do to keep your skin moist. The most obvious one is to continually lather cream on your body whenever you can. I tend to keep hand lotion bottles beside the kitchen and bathroom sinks for easy access when I’m done washing my hands. I up my water intake as well, and eat more foods with high water content like, fruits and vegetables.
I have decided to incorporate into my routine this year dry skin brushing. I have heard there are many benefits from doing this. Some noted ones are:
- Helps improve digestion by unclogging, clogged pores, This allows the skin to absorb nutrients and eliminate toxins better.
- Helps the nervous system function better by stimulating nerve endings in the skin.
- Removes dead skin cells and tightens and tones the skin.
- Improves circulation of the blood and lymph fluid.
The best time to do this would be just before heading into the shower. A long handled, soft natural bristle brush is ideal. You don’t want bristles to be too hard as it could damage your skin. Start at the feet and work your way up to your head. Brush vigorously, in a circular motion, and up towards the heart. Don’t forget to do the back and shoulders. After brushing you can hop into the shower and rinse off.
It doesn’t sound too difficult and I look forward to trying it.
If you’ve had any experience with dry skin brushing or have any other tips for keeping your skin moist please feel free to share them.