View Full Version : Calling all dry-skin-brushers!!
08-19-2007, 10:12 AM
1. I've read about circular brush motion and sweeping brush motion. Which one do you do?
2. How do you brush the tummy?
3. How do you brush your chest?
5. How long have you been brushing?
Thank you in advance for sharing!!
08-19-2007, 10:20 AM
I do a sweeping motion from the tips of my fingers to my torso, from my toes to my belly. Always towards the heart. I brush my stomach in an upward motion towards my heart. Breasts should be brushed carefully and gently. Don't brush your nipples. I brush from the nipple area toward my body. Does that make since? I've brushed on and off for years. Not consistently recently though. Thanks for the reminder. I need to get started again. I brush before I shower. The first thing I notice when I start brushing regularly is my skin starts to get a glow to it, and if my legs are dry, the alligator skin goes away pretty quickly. Start out gently, take your time doing it. Think of it as a pampering treatment, but do it every day if possible.
Maybe we should start a skin brushing challenge??
08-19-2007, 10:21 AM
I forgot to say, my brush has a long handle, so my back is easy. Just reach behind and brush. From my butt, up to the middle of my back, from my shoulders down to the middle of my back. You always want to work toward the heart.
08-19-2007, 10:32 AM
Skin brushing challenge would be great. I just started doing it and it feels so good. It makes me skin tingle all over and is very invigorating. Thanks for the reminder. I haven't brushed today.
Do you brush once a day or twice?
08-19-2007, 11:02 AM
For me once a day. Usually in the evening.
08-19-2007, 11:07 AM
I brush too! I use a loofah because it's the only thing that I find that is rough enough yet comfortable on the skin!
I brush until my skin has a slight pink hue. I have been doing this for a month and I have noticed a big difference!! My skin is clearer, less in grown hairs on the back of my legs and my skin looks smoother in texture, less dried out. I'm alive!! lol... who knew. :rolleyes:
08-19-2007, 11:13 AM
I use a brush with agave bristles. I've had it forever. Every so often I take it into he shower with me and wash it with Dr. Bronners soap, and hang it to dry for the next time I use it.
08-19-2007, 11:29 AM
Mine has agave bristles too. I was wondering how long you brush. Till your skin gets pink or just a couple of strokes and move on?
OK, what are all of the benefits of brushing?
helps with cullilte?
Anything else I should know about? I just want to be doing all I can to help my body. I've started oil pulling too.
Happy brushing. :)
08-19-2007, 11:37 AM
I like oil pulling too, but I need to start getting up earlier in the morning to do it. I don't give myself enough time before i have to leave for work.
I brush usually 6 strokes on each area of my body. This is just my method. Not anything I've read anywhere. For instance, the fronts of each leg get 6 strokes, each side, 6 strokes, backs, 6 strokes. I don't know where I came up with the # 6, or if it has any deeper meaning. Who knows?
08-21-2007, 08:24 AM
Do you guys use circular or sweeping motion?
08-21-2007, 08:27 AM
Circular on the cellulite areas, ending in strokes upward to the heart. I brush once a day before my shower.
Here's some quick info:
I do 8 strokes. Teresa Tapp (www.t-tapp.com) had a seminar on this and this is what she suggests.
Here's a more detailed instruction:
08-21-2007, 10:11 AM
Thanks for sharing, guys! Thanks for the websites, Veganforlife!
08-21-2007, 10:12 AM
Happy brushing. I love it!!! Just thinking of it makes my skin tingle...
08-21-2007, 11:38 AM
I have been doing both the skin brushing and sugar scrubbing, and just love it! ~ Cathy
Brushing is great for so many reasons! I use the Yerba Prima brushes and they hold up great with their natural fibers.
I don't do it as regularly as I should .. for awhile I did it daily and then stopped.
08-21-2007, 11:41 AM
Yep, that's the kind of brush I use...
08-21-2007, 11:43 AM
Can you tell me more aboutt he sugar scrubbing?
I am LOVING the skin brushing. I haven't put lotion on my legs for a few days and yet they look wonderful! I thought the brushing would make them look scaly like an alligator but it is actually making my skin so soft. And since starting the oil pulling even my hubby has noticed how soft the skin on my face is.:D
Thanks for the links, Lucy. I had actually forgotten that Theresa Tapp recommended skin brushing. I remember now. I'll have to read what she has to say about it as well.
First I am sucking oil through my teeth and now I am brushing my skin. LOL Any other neat tricks?
08-21-2007, 12:01 PM
Could somebody explain what "Oil Pulling" is and what are the benefits of it??:confused:
08-21-2007, 12:32 PM
Chailife - basically, I just use a cup of sugar, 1/2 cup of oil (of choice), lemon juice, left over pieces of my olive oil soap, and herbs from my garden (in lieu of herbs, you can use essential oils). Right after skin brushing, I jump in the shower, rub the scrub on, and rinse off under water. Just have fun with the basic recipe - you can add aloe vera gel, kelp, honey, etc.
Crystalight - oil pulling is just swishing oil (ie sesame, sunflower, coconut) in your mouth for 20 minutes on an empty stomach. At the end of the swishing (pulling), simply spit it out in the toilet and rinse your mouth out with salt water.
For the benefits /testimonials, you might want to check out the oil pulling thread.
08-21-2007, 03:27 PM
Do you brush your face too?
08-21-2007, 03:44 PM
Do you brush your face too?
I did (that is before sugar scrubbing) with a soft natural hair bristle shoe polishing brush. ~ Cathy
07-31-2009, 07:06 PM
brushing in really good for the bikini area whether you shave/wax or not. If you do these, it reallly helps. GEntly brush in the opposite direction of hair growth. this helps eliminate ingrown hairs which can be painful & scar in this area.
I tried this for the first time.....I quite enjoyed the feeling of warmth....Felt invigorating....I remember a book my mom had from the late 1800's that discussed the grooming habits of people.....one thing I distinctly remember was the skin brushing....it said to stand in front a window or in sunlight to brush the skin...was to be done daily... bath or showers were as needed or as water was available....Interesting that skin brushing seemed more important than showering or bathing.....
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