Your lymphatic system is responsible for removing the waste from your cells and blood but unlike your cardiovascular system, it has no pump! Que the dry brush--an incredibly powerful tool to boost your immune system, tighten and tone your skin, and promote lymphatic drainage.
This is super stimulating, so we recommend brushing before your morning shower!
Start at the feet and brush in long, smooth strokes up the legs towards the heart. Stop at your joints and brush in circular motions, especially in places where your lymph nodes are located, for example behind the knees, inner thighs, and in your underarms.
Continue up your body, brushing up your thighs, moving to clockwise motions on your abdomen and chest, and then up your arms again towards your heart. If you can, brush up your back and down your shoulders accordingly.
You want to continue brushing each appendage until your skin is the tiniest bit rosy, the whole process should take about five minutes!
Lipids dissolve lipids, thus to best cleanse your skin of excess sebum, dirt, and other grime, you want to use an oil. It may seem counter intuitive, especially to those who still cringe at the thought of using a moisturizer on blemish-prone skin, but fats are your friend!
Warm a nickle size amount of oil in your palms and then massage onto a dry face for two to four minutes moving towards your ears from the center of your face: across your forehead, cheeks, and chin. Stimulation is key so don't skimp on the massage! Take your time and relish the experience. We love the feeling of getting a mini facial every day!
Once you are done massaging in the oil, take a warm, damp washcloth and drape it over your face for a few seconds to steam your skin and open those pores. This will help you take the oil off completely without having to excessively wipe your face. When you've finished removing the oil you can then apply your serums and moisturizers but always finish with a toner to close the pores and lock in moisture!