Dry Skin Brushing – all you need to know
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 more than one pound of waste acids each day through the sweat glands?
- That the skin is also known as the 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?
Dry skin brushing aids in the detoxification process of the skin, digestive system, liver, lungs, and lymphatic system by providing a gentle internal massage. Dry brushing exfoliates the skin, which prevents dry skin and makes the skin super soft to the touch, as well as many other benefits, such as:
Benefits of Dry Skin Brushing:
- Removes cellulite
- Cleanses the lymphatic system
- Removes dead skin layers
- Strengthens the immune system
- Stimulates the hormone and oil-producing glands
- Tightens the skin preventing premature aging
- Tones the muscles
- Stimulates circulation
- Improves the function of the nervous system
- Helps digestion
Dry brushing removes cellulite – Cellulite is name we use to describe pockets of fat which are trapped in the fascia and cause dimpling under the skin.
Dry brushing cleans the lymphatic system. Lymph is a fluid which circulates through the body tissues picking up fats, bacteria, and other unwanted toxins, 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 dry skin brushing might be. Poor blood circulation means the lymph can't properly do it’s job which results in varicose veins and a weakened immune system. Dry brushing improves the lymph flow.
Dry skin brushing exfoliates the skin. Dry skin brushing helps remove dead skin cells, which can help improve skin texture and cell renewal. Dry skin is a sign of detoxification. Keep the detoxification process going by removing the dead skin daily, if this does not occur, a build-up 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 by helping in the lymphatic system.
Dry skin brushing tightens and tones the skin – Our body makes 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, and results in softer, smoother, tighter skin.
Dry skin brushing stimulates your circulation. Our skin breathes! Dead skin cells left on the skin and unremoved waste that is excreted through perspiration hinders the bodies way of detoxifying naturally. Dry skin brushing increases circulation to skin, encouraging your body to get rid of toxins and waste. Increased blood flow begins entering the areas brushed,leaving you feeling invigorated and refreshed. 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 For 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. Most nylon and synthetic fiber brushes are too sharp and may damage skin.
Learn the Secret to Success with the CRT DVD which teaches Teresa Tapp's special brushing sequence step by step with detailed instruction. The T-Tapp 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
T-Tapp's new "Supreme Sequence" pattern involves more muscle and fascia activation while doing the brushing and is available on digital streaming by itself or comes free with the purchase of the entire CRT System.
How To Dry Body Brush
- Dry brush when your body is dry, before you shower, because you will want to wash off the dead skin cells after.
- 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 body brushing to twice a day is good. You can also dry brush areas of cellulite five to 10 minutes twice a day to activate fascia, but the technique needs to be done consistently for a minimum of five months.
- Always brush towards your heart. Brushing away from your heart puts pressure on the veins. Plus, we are helping to improve lymph flow, lymph flows towards the heart.
- The first few you times that you try this, it may be a little uncomfortable (the bristles are a little stiff). Use light pressure in areas where the skin is thin and harder pressure on places like the soles of the feet.
- DO NOT brush over broken skin (cuts, etc.), varicose veins, or bruises. Also, never brush an area affected by poison oak or poison ivy.
- Do not brush your face with your body brush, it is too harsh for the delicate skin on your face. If you want to brush your face (and it’s an excellent idea for exfoliating!), use a softer brush like this made for your face.
- The process should take between 5-15 minutes. I do a quick 5 minute brush every day and about once a week do a more detailed 15 minute brush.
- Take a shower after your dry brush.
Shake your brush over the trashcan to get rid of skin cells. Occasionally wash with soap and water. Let dry completely before using.
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).