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  • Dry Skin Brushing - all you need to know

    Originally posted by monica213 01-28-2014, 10:18 AM
    Dry Skin Brushing



    Did You Know?
    • The skin is the largest most important eliminative organ in the body and is responsible for one quarter of the body’s detoxification each day?
    • The skin eliminates over one pound of waste acids each day in the average adult, most of it through the sweat glands?
    • That the skin is known also as our third kidney?
    • That the skin receives one third of all the blood circulated in the body?
    • That the skin is the last to receive nutrients in the body, yet the first to show signs of imbalance or deficiency?



    The skin, digestive system, kidneys, liver, lungs, lymphatic system, and mucous membranes help in the detoxification process, which Dry skin brushing aids in this.
    Dry brushing stimulates all the above organs because it provides a gentle internal massage.
    Dry brushing is promoted as a preventative for dry skin and a way to exfoliate the skin, thus stimulating skin renewal that is super soft to the touch, but there are many other benefits as well, such as:

    Benefits of Dry Skin Brushing:
    1. Removes cellulite
    2. Cleanses the lymphatic system
    3. Removes dead skin layers
    4. Strengthens the immune system
    5. Stimulates the hormone and oil-producing glands
    6. Tightens the skin preventing premature aging
    7. Tones the muscles
    8. Stimulates circulation
    9. Improves the function of the nervous system
    10. Helps digestion





    Dry brushing removes cellulite- Cellulite is the expression used to describe pockets of fat which are trapped and cause dimpling in the skin. This dimpling is irregular and patchy and has been identified with orange peel.These deposits most commonly occur on the thighs and hips of women. Cellulite can affect men and women of any body weight or size.
    Your best bets for getting rid of cellulite are dry skin brushing, connective tissue massage, eating foods that feed the skin, an alkaline diet program and a consistent exercise routine. These techniques will break down the unwelcome toxic body deposits and send them scurrying out your body through the elimination systems. And your health will be SO much better for it!
    Dry brushing cleans the lymphatic system. Lymph is a clear to yellowish watery fluid which is found throughout the body. It circulates through body tissues picking up fats, bacteria, and other unwanted materials, filtering these substances out through the lymphatic system.All detoxification occurs first and foremost through the lymph. Our bodies contain far more lymph than blood, so you can see how important this might be.
    Dry skin brushing exfoliates the skin. Dry skin brushing helps shed dead skin cells, which can help improve skin texture and cell renewal. Dry skin is a sign of detoxification. Therefore it’s good to keep the process going by removing the dead skin daily. If this does not occur, a “log jam” can happen where the person ends up with eczema, psoriasis, and dandruff.
    Dry skin brushing strengthens the immune system. Dry skin brushing can reduce the duration of an infection and accelerate the clearing of toxins. It helps support the immune system.
    Dry skin brushing stimulates the hormone and oil glands, thus helping all of the body systems perform at peak efficiency. The skin is your body's largest organ. When improperly maintained, the elimination duties of the skin are forced upon the kidneys. Chemical analysis of sweat shows that it has almost the same constituents as urine. If the skin becomes inactive, its pores choke with millions of dead cells, uric acid and other impurities which will remain in the body putting extra stress on the liver and kidneys. Bathe daily and do a dry skin brushing before the bath/shower to help stimulate blood flow to the surface so that toxins can more easily escape.
    Dry skin brushing tightens the skin - Our bodies make a new top layer of skin every 24 hours – dry skin brushing removes the old top layer, allowing the clean new layer to come to the surface, resulting in softer, smoother, tighter skin.
    Dry skin brushing stimulates your circulation. Our skin breathes! And yet, in most people, this vital route of detoxification is operating far below its capacity, because it is clogged with dead skin cells and the un-removed waste excreted through perspiration. Dry skin brushing increases circulation to skin, encouraging your body’s discharge of metabolic wastes. Increased blood flow begins entering the areas brushed and you will experience an increase in electromagnetic energy that permits you to feel energized and invigorated. By activating the circulation you can also prevent varicose veins.
    Helps digestion -- Dry skin brushing helps your skin to absorb nutrients by eliminating clogged pores. Healthy, breathing skin contributes to an overall body health. When you brush, the pores of your skin open allowing your skin to absorb nutrients and eliminate toxins.

    What You Need To Do Dry Brushing:
    To dry brush, use a soft natural fiber brush as found in the T-Tapp store or at a bath and Body Store near you.
    Learn the Secret to Success with the CRT DVD which teaches Teresa Tapp's special brushing sequence step by step with detailed instruction.
    CRT Brushing Sequence DVD now includes the following exercises to pump the lymphatic system, eliminate toxins and target cellulite areas:
    • Awesome Legs
    • Jog Rocks
    • Hoe Downs
    • Diva Derriere
    Most nylon and synthetic fiber brushes are too sharp and may damage skin.

    Tips and Tricks for Dry Brushing:
    • Always dry brush your dry and naked body before you shower or bathe because you will want to wash off the impurities from the skin as a result from the brushing action.
    • It is best to dry skin brush in the morning when you body is going through a natural detox, but can be done at any time during the day, consistency is key. If you are feeling ill, increasing the treatments to twice a day is good. You can also dry brush areas of cellulite five to 10 minutes twice a day to achieve cellulite dissolving but the technique needs to be done consistently for a minimum of five months.

    Note: Stroking away from your heart puts extra pressure on the valves within the veins and lymph vessels and can cause ruptured vessels and varicose veins.
    • Use light pressure in areas where the skin is thin and harder pressure on places like the soles of the feet.
    • Avoid sensitive areas and anywhere the skin is broken such as areas of skin rash, wounds, cuts, and infections. Also, never brush an area affected by poison oak or poison ivy.
    • Clean your skin brush using soap and water once a week. After rinsing, dry your skin brush in an open, sunny spot to prevent mildew.
    • Any well designed program will take about 30 days to see and experience the changes. Please be patient and keep up the program! For a thorough lymphatic cleansing, you need to perform dry skin brushing daily for a minimum of three months.

    External Skin Support
    From the inside out and the outside in! Even though internal skin support is important, external support also makes a big difference too. Sometimes it's not so much what you do as what you don't do in support of your skin. Try to avoid artificial substances or chemicals for any length of time on your skin. For example, soaking in a hot tub or swimming in a pool that uses chlorine as an antibacterial agent can be very damaging to your skin. Just as the ocean or river will help improve elasticity and texture by detoxifying the skin, chlorine will do just the opposite. Chlorine breaks down the skin (stimulating the production of free radicals), dehydrates the skin and diminishes elasticity. So, if you are going to go in a pool or spa this year be sure to rinse immediately after and moisturize with aloe or a product without artificial ingredients or alcohol. Unfortunately, most lotions contain alcohol, which is why T-Tapp provides the Skin Saver Series, a line of natural moisturizers that contain homeopathic pure essential oils blended in proportion specific to development of your skin. The base of Skin Saver Body is almond oil, but you can attain similar benefits by mixing a few drops of Skin Saver Solution with Aloe Vera clear gel. This mixture can be applied liberally to the body as a lotion, but for those with extra dry skin, apply Skin Saver Body over the aloe application. You'll see and feel the difference within days!



    Skin Brushing
    As you probably know, skin brushing is not new. People have been skin brushing for centuries. Why? Body brushing allows optimal stimulation (exercise) of the skin. As Teresa says, cellulite is more than just fat or dimples in the skin. It is actually collections of fat that pushes through deteriorated connective tissue beneath your skin. That is why no matter how fit or young you are you can still have cellulite; exercise alone will not get rid of it.

    T-Tapp's special skin brushing technique stimulates the lymphatic system and breaks up those clumps of fat (cellulite) underneath the skin. Skin brushing also helps bring blood to the top layer of your skin, which delivers the necessary nutrients it needs to tighten and tone. The lymphatic system then circulates the liquefied fat throughout your body for use as fuel or elimination. This is why elimination, hydration and detoxification are equally important. CRT Skin Brushing also exercises your skin to help it maintain optimal thickness (aging thins the skin) to work like a girdle to keep those bumps under control. It's never too late to repair and rejuvenate! Last of all, if your grandparents or a loved one has thin skin to the point it actually tears upon contact or bruises easily theCRT Brushing will help.


    Face Brushing
    Do you know about the T-Tapp Face Brushing Sequence? In order to do face brushing you will want to purchase a small, soft, natural bristle brush. We do not retail those yet, but you can find one at any bath and body store for about $10.00. Do not use the plastic kind because they do not have the same affect and can scratch your skin. T-Tapp's Face Brushing Sequence is as follows:
    Begin with brushing up on the neck and then on the face, you brush up and out:
    • Jaw line - brush out in circular motions towards ear.
    • Cheekbones - brush out in circular motions towards ear.
    • Forehead - start in middle of forehead and brush out on each side towards temple.
    • Nose - small circular movements over the nose.
    • Under eyes - tiny, light circular motions from outer eye in towards the nose (not out towards ear).

    Besides body brushing there are other things you can do to help your skin externally. If you can't get to the ocean, Dead Sea mineral salts will help boost your body's ability to repair itself, maintain elasticity and control cellulite. As said earlier, loss of skin elasticity is primarily due to mineral deficiency not vitamin deficiency. Skin Saver Salt can help open your pores to absorb natural Dead Sea minerals and eliminate excess toxins. Teresa suggests using Skin Saver Salt in your bath, but you can also get the same impact by swimming for 15 minutes in the ocean.



    T-Tapp Tip for Die-Hard Cellulite: Mix 2-3 drops of Grapefruit Essential Oil along with 1-2 drops of Skin Saver Solution with a tablespoon of Fruit of the Earth aloe gel. Mix with a small amount of Skin Saver Salt and apply to areas of cellulite concern. If you have Skin Saver Body (instead of aloe) you may use it for even greater additional benefit. Rub or brush in and leave on for 20 minutes. Then, melt the salt with dampened hands until the salt absorbs and then go to sleep. If you sensitive to the "tingle" it's okay to completely rinse. Just do not use soap it will remove all of the product.
    To keep your CRT Brush clean, try using a couple of drops of Grapefruit Essential Oil. It helps to clean your brush because of its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties! Another great product to wash your brush without breaking down the plant fibers is a product called Basic H by Shaklee. Just dunk your brush a few times into a quart of water with a few drops of Basic H, then let it air dry

    Last edited by monica213; 01-28-2014, 01:23 PM.
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