Friday, January 21, 2011

Dry Brushing, Detox talk

In the post that I made earlier I mentioned two things that I want to talk a little bit more about. Firstly, I said that I get really itchy when I start sweating and from the responses that I got, I am happy to know that I am not the only one! The second thing that I mentioned was that I wanted to do a 7 day cleanse. By cleanse I mean that I want to do a detox, the most popular one at the moment seems to be the master cleanse. This is where you would drink a lemonade (for simplicity of terms) for a number of days. I have read a lot of mixed reviews about this one but I and sort of interested in doing it.

Another option that I would most likely commit to is the fruit and vegetable detox. (I provided a link below that explains this in details) I have done the fruit and veggie detox before unfortunately the longest I stayed on it was 2 days (boooo) when I actually wanted to do five days. 

For those of you who may not know, the purpose of a detox/ cleanse is to rid the body of toxins that it has accumulated over the years. This can be environmental toxins, toxins you get from eating, or even from the products you use on you skin and hair. There are a number of benefits related to doing detoxes. The most popular reason why some people choose to do it is to lose weight. My reason for wanting to do it is to give my system a chance to rest and get clean. My only problem at the moment is because I am trying to exercise more and improve my fitness I cannot do a detox because you are not allowed to exercise while you are detoxing. (it is recommended not to exercise anyways) Which finally brings me to my topic which is dry brushing.

What is dry brushing? 

Dry brushing is simply using a loofah or a natural bristle brush to rub or  massage your skin in hopes of ridding the body of toxin amongst other things. 
It is recommended that you do it before taking a shower so you can wash away the impurities when you are done brushing. According to this website:  "Dry brushing is an excellent way to wake up and start the day.  It rejuvenates, invigorates and supports one of the skin’s important functions, ridding the skin of accumulated toxins."

I want to try this out. I don't want to make this post any longer than it already is so I will post links of websites you can read if you want to know more about the fruit and veggie detox or even dry brushing.

Thanks for reading! Have you ever done a detox? What was your experience?

More information on dry brushing:

More Info on Detoxing


  1. So, I've never done any of the detoxes you listed, but I know people that have. I've known a lot that do the lemonade one, but typically they make it a day or two. Personally, I wouldn't do it since you're not supposed to workout. That seems odd to me. Isn't working out already a way to sweat and release toxins?

    I would go with the dry brushing. I've never heard of it, but I checked out the website and I think I might try it. Sounds pretty good to me!

  2. I can't remember the reason why they didn't recommend exercising. I am kinda guess it may cause you to get hungry???? But either way I think it is good to detox. I agree that there are other methods of releasing toxins like taking a steam bath and sauna. But I think exercising only takes you so far because you are still putting toxins into your body,( you have to eat to have energy to workout) when you restrict certain things from your diet you are giving your body a chance to expel the toxins it is storing.

  3. Just so you know, I was super interested in the dry brushing after I read about it. I've decided to try it. It's easy, I'm as soft as a baby, and it really does make you feel better! I would have never heard about it if it wasn't for you! Thanks!

  4. I am happy to introduce you to something new. I still haven't tried it yet for some reason I never remember to look for the brush. I will definitely get it this week though I really want to try this out.