Dating from a long time ago, discover the health benefits of this ayurvedic ritual.
If you are here, you are probably a skincare lover and you must probably be very responsible with it. But how much time do you actually dedicate to your dental regime? We all know why it is important to brush your teeth, floss and mouthwash, but we –myself included– often neglect our tongue.
Tongue scraping is basically using a scraping tool to remove residue built up on your tongue.
The irregular surface of our tongue is a perfect place for bacteria to grow. But wait! Don’t go rushing to scrape your tongue with your brush! The fact is that using your toothbrush on your tongue will only move bacteria around and mouthwash can help with bad breath, but mechanical cleaning is paramount to physically remove the tongue coating.
It is an ancient Ayurvedic ritual practiced for thousands of years, it is said to remove toxins collected on your tongue and sharpen your taste buds.
How to use a tongue scraper?
- Stick your tongue as far as you can.
- Rinse the scraper.
- Hold the handle of the scraper and place it on the back of your tongue.
- Apply pressure and in a slow-motion pull the scraper from the back to the tip.
- Rinse the scraper and repeat from 4 to 8 times –that will do the trick.
Now that you know how to use it there are several tongue scrapers available in the market. Tip if you don’t own one and you want to give tongue scraping a try, use a clean spoon!
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