If you are trying to lose a few excess pounds trying to get that little bit slimmer for that upcoming holiday you may be tempted to try pretty much any method to achieve your goal.
What about skin brushing though? Would you be tempted to try it? Lets look at this method to see how it works and what benefits it offers.
What is skin brushing?
Skin brushing involves literally using a natural bristle brush to brush over your body using long strokes going towards your heart.
It is claimed that this can help reduce fatty deposits on your body while helping to tighten any loose and saggy skin.
What benefits does skin brushing offer?
If used as part of your daily routine then skin brushing can offer the following benefits:
- Weight loss
- Improved circulation
- Helps remove waste and toxins
- Reduces cellulite
- Reduced fat deposits
- Tightened skin
- Toned muscles
- Boosted immune system
How do you achieve best results?
To achieve the best results from skin brushing you should make sure you do it every day, preferably for between 5 to 10 minutes in the morning before a shower.
Doing so will ensure your body starts to release those toxins that have built up overnight.
You should use a long handled natural bristle brush so that you can reach those hard-to-reach areas.
It is best to start from your feet before working your way up slowly up to your neck. There is no need to brush too hard, and while the bristles may seem rough to begin you will soon get used to the feeling.
Any dangers from skin brushing?
If you suffer from varicose veins then skin brushing is best avoided, also brushing away from your heart can raise the risk of developing varicose veins.
If you have open or irritated skin then this area is also best avoided.
Skin brushing is safe for those who are pregnant but you should take extra care to brush gently on your stomach.
Finally, you should use a separate brush for different family members and you should make sure to clean the brush every few weeks using a mild soap.
So, is skin brushing recommended?
Skin brushing is certainly not going to be a miracle solution to your weight woes. However it can be used as part of your healthy weight loss plan.
I would suggest that you should use this alongside a healthy diet with plenty of exercise if you want to see real weight loss results.