Dry brushing 30 days in…

I’ve completed my 30 days of dry brushing and I’ve got to say I’m pleased with the results. It is a nice way to start my routine. My skin has shown a benefit from this, and I will continue to make this an everyday event. Now I haven’t seen all the improvements that I had hoped for but let’s get real. I wanted miracles.

My skin is softer than before.

My skin is tighter in some areas, and my weight has stayed the same. So it must be the brushing right?

It does remove the dry skin layer, so it is a great way to get skin prepped for tanning and lotion application. It’s a lot cheaper than exfoliating scrubs that you buy at the store.

I have also noticed that I don’t have to use skin lotion all the time to skin my skin from being so dry. Also no more dry skin itch. Since we still have the heat on, spring is not here yet, that dry air is not causing a big problem any more.

I don’t know if it is helping muscle tone under the skin only time will tell with that one.

I will take my measurements again in 30 more days and see how much change is going on.

I’ll keep ya posted. 😉

week 3……I think it’s working

Well I think it’s working. I just completed week three. I have noticed that my “flags” on my upper arms are firmer. The skin on my thighs are tighter. My weight hasn’t changed much so I thinking it must be the dry brushing.
I will be investing in a natural bristle brush next month. I think it’s worth it. I would recommend this to anyone who has a problem with dry skin. It has really helped me. If I continue to see skin firming along with the reduction of dryness than that is a double win!

Dry brushing….Week Two

Well week two is done. I am not seeing any results as far as skin tighting but the texture of my skin is still improving. Smoother and less dry. Only having to use the lotion once or twice a week on my legs and only once a day on my hands. That is a big improvement from 5 or 6 times a day for my hands and twice a day for my legs! I have also noticed that the dreaded back itch, the one you can never seem to scratch, has gone bye-bye!
I really enjoy the feeling of the brushing before my shower. Seems to wake my skin up. Any help getting me going is a blessing!

Bring on flip-flop weather! My feet are ready!

Dry Brushing…week one

Well it’s been one week since I’ve started dry brushing. Now I didn’t expect to “see” a difference in my skin, but I have felt one. It started from day one. My body wash lathered so much more in the shower and my skin was so much smoother. My need for lotion on my legs has reduced. I have also noticed the hair on my legs has grown at a slower rate. Weird huh?
I have gotten used to the texture of the brush and able to fit it into my routine much easier now. Only adds a few minutes onto my routine.
Not seeing any irritation either. Skin is a little red after but not angry-looking. Just a flush, so I guess it does cause the blood flow to the skin to increase.

Hubby said that he has noticed that skin looks a little firmer, but I have dropped 4 pounds this past week. Hoping that will continue. The weight loss and the skin firming.

Dry-brushing and low carb WOE.

More next week!!!

Oh yea…that is NOT ME!!! lol

brush those dimples away…?

I recently read about dry brushing. It’s a process of brushing your skin to removed dead skin cells and stimulate the lymphatic system. It is reported to help improve skin tone and muscle tone also. But the claim I most interested in is the decrease of the dreaded cellulite. We shall see.
I am going to try this for 30 days. That is the shortest time frame that is stated to see some type of results. So starting March 1st I’m going to give it a whirl. I bought a soft nylon bath brush to use. I didn’t want to invest in a natural one to start with, if I have good results maybe I trade up. Here are some basic guidelines that I copied and pasted from a page that got my info from.
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

11. AND it’s easy, inexpensive and invigorating!
http://www.naturalhealthtechniques.com/healingtechniques/dry_brushing_technique.htm

Well I started a day early. That soft brush wasn’t so soft…..guess I’ll have to get used to it. Now I guess I need to decide how often to update this. I guess weekly would work and then at the end of the  month my thoughts on how it worked for me.

Day 1…Well I felt like I was in that movie “Gattaca” where the guy is in the shower scrubbing his body to remove all loose skin cells so his real identity won’t be detected. Yeah kinda funny. Didn’t spend 5 minutes on the cellulite area like the sight suggested. That seems like a long time to me and I wondered if I would have any skin left if I brushed that long.

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