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    Originally posted by BlessedMama 01-12-2016, 03:37 PM

    Since the forum gremlins seem to have ran off with some of the great posts I found where someone had compiled the information and am sharing it here! I know Michelle Barbuto has shared some of these in the past. I'm not sure who else to credit, but thanks to all who have posted in the past, to those who saved the information so we could repost it!
    • 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
    • The skin is known also as our third kidney
    • The skin receives one third of all the blood circulated in the body
    • The skin is the last to receive nutrients in the body, yet the first to show signs of imbalance or deficiency
    Detoxification is performed by a number of organs, glands, and transportation systems, including the skin, digestive system, kidneys, liver, lungs, lymphatic system, and mucous membranes. Dry skin brushing deals with detoxification of the skin.

    Dry brushing is a way to stimulate all the above organs of detoxification 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:

    Benefits of Dry Skin Brushing Explained:

    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

    1. 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.

    2. 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!

    3. 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.

    4. 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.

    5. 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.

    6. 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.

    7. 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.

    8. 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.

    9. Helps digestion -- Dry skin brushing helps your skin to absorb nutrients by eliminating clogged pores. Healthy, breathing skin contributes to 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
    • 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, perform skin brushing daily for a minimum of three months.
    Last edited by Forum Angel; 05-17-2016, 11:13 PM.
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    01-18-2016, 10:16 AM

    This is interesting. Has there been any noted side effects from dry brushing? I'd like to try it out but I'm not sure if it's for all skin types.

    01-18-2016, 01:10 PM

    Originally posted by krnsmith View Post
    This is interesting. Has there been any noted side effects from dry brushing? I'd like to try it out but I'm not sure if it's for all skin types.
    Yes, if you have hyper sensitivity similar to fibromyalgia in the extreme level and your skin structure is very very thin, your cellular repair is slow and below par, do not brush your face.

    When you have open sores or tendency of skin not healing with a minor scratch for weeks, do not dry brush.

    You need to address the inflammation, adrenal fatigue, nutritional deficiency first. Once your body is not easily inflamed and highly sensitive and can heal and repair itself in normal way, then skin brushing is marvelous.

    T-Tapp Trainer in Training

    01-19-2016, 12:46 AM

    My husband has more sensitive skin when it comes to the brushing--he actually uses one of my "well-broken in" brushes! Some start in the shower with wet brushing--that's not optimal because you don't get the lymphatic part of it and it can cause microscopic tears in the skin, but it IS a start. It's how I started! Eventually, within a month or two if I remember correctly, I was able to transition to dry brushing all the time.

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    01-20-2016, 12:24 PM

    I love the benefits of dry skin brushing. One of them is relevant this time of year, my skin does not itch like it used to in the winter. My husband commented that he itched all over, yesterday. His skin is so dry from the winter. I used to be like that. Now, just my mid-back itches sometimes. I neglected brushing for almost a year and I could see the difference in my skin. I'm back to doing it 6 days a week! So thankful to know about skin brushing!

    Mary Ellen (MEK)

    01-24-2016, 10:48 PM

    Thanks for posting this. I'm finally getting into more of a habit of this. I put the brush where I would have to see it when I get in the shower.