Our natural bristle brush gently removes dead skin cells and stimulates circulation on the surface, while energizing your body’s detox system beneath.
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In addition to systemic support, exfoliated, detoxified, clean and healthy skin looks better. Dry brushing cleans the skin by unclogging pores, removing debris and dead skin cells allowing your natural oils to return and any added oils (like Skin Fuel) and nutrients to be absorbed. In fact, if your skin is not well exfoliated (aka lizard skin) oil and moisture won’t penetrate it. Ever notice oil or lotion you apply just sitting on top of the skin and not sinking in? Time to exfoliate.
Our skin does more than just protect us. Think about it -- it’s our largest organ and vital to our overall health. As the exterior “shield” for our bodies it protects and defends us from a host of microbial pathogens, dehydration, UV exposure and extreme temperatures. It also absorbs moisture and nutrients sending them directly to our blood stream. It even creates Vitamin D from sun exposure, which is critical to a wide range of vital functions. It provides a major pathway for eliminating toxins from our bodies - it is sometimes referred to as the 3rd Kidney. Eczema? Psoriasis? A rash? Weird growth? If something is wrong, your skin will probably tell you - it is the first to show signs of an an imbalance, allergy, toxin or a deficiency. Paying attention to the health of your skin is critical in understanding what might be happening at a deeper level, while making sure the exterior is exfoliated, hydrated and protected.
Our immune system’s super-highway -- the lymphatic system. It sits right below our skin and runs throughout our body. Just like our skin, liver, kidney, colon and respiratory system, the lymphatic system plays a major role in detoxification of the body. Approximately two liters of lymph fluid circulates through the lymphatic vessels that cover the body literally from head to toe. The primary function of the lymphatic system is to transport lymph fluid, which contains infection-fighting white blood cells, throughout the body. A sluggish lymphatic system can cause a build up of toxins which can lead to poor health.
Don’t forget the armpits when you dry brush! There are lots of lymph nodes there (axillary nodes) that greatly benefit from stimulation/detoxifying. In fact the armpits and groin have the greatest concentration of lymph nodes.
Keritosis pilaris - Those little white bumps, sometimes seen on the backs of arms, can be managed with regular dry brushing- the point isn’t to brush them away, rather to stimulate them so that they go away. By stimulating the skin and circulation they are processed away by the body.
Cellulite - while there are no studies that support this claim, many people see an improvement and reduction in the appearance of cellulite, particularly with regular use.
Peer reviewed studies and papers
The connection between the lymphatic and glymphatic systems:
A great overview of the organs that detox the body - By Dr. Daniel
7 Amazing Benefits of Dry Brushing - Dr. Mercola
31 Ways to Naturally Detox Your Body Everyday - From The Truth About Cancer
When we first came across a dry brush we immediately thought it was just a good tool for exfoliating dead skin -- which it is. Digging deeper we learned about its importance in stimulating and assisting the lymphatic system, not only to assist in detoxification but for transporting white blood cells (infection fighters) throughout the body (improved immunity). Similar to massage as a tool for overall well being ---addressing not only aches and pains, general relaxation, increased blood flow and lymphatic drainage, dry brushing is another an essential, tool with multiple benefits. Healthy is beautiful.
I've always enjoyed a dry brush during massage treatments and have now picked up the habit at home. I use the dry brush about every two weeks and right before I shower - it exfoliates my skin, gets my blood moving, and after the shower I feel like my skin is renewed!
I've been using the Akamai Dry Brush every time I shower (which is about every 2 days or so) for the past month. At first my skin appeared more dry, flaking skin, but now I've noticed fewer flakes and smoother - softer - less "scaley" skin. (Note - I use Skin Fuel after every shower too, while my skin is still wet). While I'm motivated mostly by how good it makes my skin look and feel (particularly on my legs), I've learned that it is great for stimulating my whole system, which has doubled my motivation for doing it before every shower!
This is the first dry brush that I have actually continued to use. I have tried two different dry brushes in the past, but the bristles would either irritate my skin or fall out and leave a mess on my floor or on me. I have been using the Akamai dry brush for about two and half weeks now and I am now having to use less moisturizer on my legs and arms. They are much much less dry and flaky than they ever have been in the past. My typical routine before the dry brush consisted of heavy moisturizer once in the morning and once before bed in order to avoid dry, flaky skin. Currently, I am only using a very light moisturizer in the morning, and some almond oil before bed, with no dryness during the day.
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I use this on my infant daughter’s eczema and it works to smooth and heal her lesions. Thank you!
This is skin magic. Even in winter when all the things are dry and cracking, this is liquid wonder.
Love, Love my Akamai 3 in 1 bar. I have used it to shave & to shower but decided my #1 use is to shampoo with it! I have long hair & can't believe that I don't even need conditioner!
I was a little concerned when I saw the size of the bar but it turns out that it lasts forever. I only use it as soap, not a hair product. I combine it with the skin fuel and I do think my skin feels more hydrated and less sensitive. Dry itchy patches are gone!
My daughter referred me to this toothpaste. I have always used natural toothpaste, but I really like this one and can see it is making a difference in my teeth. I will not go back to other brands.
While it took a little getting used to, it was well worth it! Now I can't stand the taste of fake minty toothpaste. My mouth feels SO much cleaner with Akamai Mineral Toothpaste, and my dental hygienist said my mouth looks better than ever! I bought a tube for my son and daughter to try, too. This is GREAT stuff!
I had a small growing cavity that my dentist was watching but on my last cleaning he kept looking for it and even made me get x-rays cause he didn't understand what happened. Two months brushing with Akamai, and it made my cavity disappear. Thank you!