Something about January puts me in the mood for restoring good habits. One of these is the simple practice of dry skin brushing.
This is a traditional ayurvedic health practice which supports exfoliation and circulation, clears the skin and detoxifies the lymphatic system. I use a natural bristle brush with a long wooden handle. Before bathing, brush the skin gently, in the direction of the heart, making circles at joints and long strokes elsewhere. I like to follow this with an epsom salt bath. A very gentle cleanse.