The Benefits of Dry Skin
Rids the body of unsightly
Increases the blood circulation!
Tightens and tones the skin!
Rejuvenates the nervous system!
Cleanses your pores!
Removes dead skin cells!
Stimulates your sweat glands!
Cleanses the body of impurities!
Skin brushing enhances proper
functioning of the organs, allows the body to breathe and
increases blood circulation to underlying tissues and organs
while stimulating the release of waste material from the cells
near the surface of the body. The wastes released are then
carried away from the cells by the blood and lymph system,
where most of the toxins find their way to the colon.
Stimulating the circulation of the blood and removing the top
layer of dead skin is essential for maintaining youthful,
glowing skin. Loss of cellulite and excess weight is an added
What Causes Cellulite?
Fluid retention in the adipose
tissue (fatty tissue) is one cause of the rippling effect of
cellulite. Visible swelling of the thighs, hips and abdomen
are caused by these retained fluids; and the toxins they
contain, break down the elastin fibers and collagen that keep
skin firm and smooth. As we go through the normal aging
process, the elastin and collagen fibers begin to stiffen and
lose their flexibility. Fat cells swollen with accumulated
fluids and toxins can be due to excess estrogen and poor blood
circulation. This contributes to the loss of firmness in our
How To Use Your Body Brush
Brush directly on your skin when
your skin is completely dry. If you have poison ivy, skin
rashes, infections or inflammatory problems such as phlebitis,
do not brush. Do not brush so hard that your skin turns red. A
slight flush due to increased blood circulation is normal. Dry
skin brush each area as directed below. Take a very hot bath
or shower to open the pores of the skin. Massage at least one
ounce of the “Belly Jelly” liberally on the areas prone to
cellulite (not just your belly). Do a Tropical Spa Body Wrap
and put on your vinyl suit for one hour, or just simply put
the body suit on without a wrap to heat activate the “Belly
Jelly.” The heat created from the suit will keep the pores
open and help emulsify the fat under the skin.
Feet, Toes and Legs – Starting at the bottom of your
right foot, brush across the foot, back and forth 7 times.
Brush across the tops and bottom of the feet and toes. Brush
around the ankles in a circular motion 5 or 6 times. Brush
from the ankle to the knee in a circular motion working upward
towards the heart. Do not neglect the knee area. Brushing will
firm up sagging kneecaps and free congested circulation in the
back of the knee.
Hip Area – Start at the top of the knee, going up to
the hip in a circular motion, always brushing towards the
heart. Work around the leg so that every inch of skin is
brushed. Concentrate on the cellulite areas, brushing those
areas twice as much.
Front and Sides of the Body – Hold the brush in one
hand, brush the same side up and down 14 times from the upper
thigh all the way to under the arm. Hold your breast clear
with the other hand. Brush back and forth across and around
the waistline 14 times. Brush in a circular motion at the
center of the waistline, 14 times to the left and 14 times to
Stomach and Midriff – For the stomach area, brush in
circular motions 14 times, then in a back and forth motion 10
times. Repeat this motion on the midriff area.
Bust – If you choose to, brush in a circular motion 7
times, very gently.
Back Area – Cradle the brush with two hands. Brush up
and down, 14 times along the spine, starting at the coccyx
(tailbone) and reaching as high as you can. For your upper
back, use the long handle to brush those hard to reach places.
If available, get a friend to brush your back more thoroughly,
in a circular motion, then up and down in long sweeping
Neck Area – To relieve tension and pressure in this
area, cradle the brush in both hands, and then place behind
your head at the base of the neck and spine. Brush back and
forth in a rocking motion.
For the Face – Use a softer brush of the cosmetic
variety, since the blood vessels are nearer to the surface of
the skin and can be broken if brushed too hard. Begin in the
center of your face and stroke outwards, then up the sides of
the face and neck.