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Old 09-05-2010, 03:45 PM   #61
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Old 09-05-2010, 05:58 PM   #62
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Thanks to the poster that resurrected this thread! Two days ago, I started dry skin brushing again and I already feel softer and smoother. I'm now hoping it will help with the dimply areas on my thighs.
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Old 09-06-2010, 11:56 AM   #63
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Wow, the suggestive power of LCF! I just had to run out and pick up a brush. boy, does it feel good!
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Old 09-06-2010, 06:50 PM   #64
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Old 09-07-2010, 08:41 AM   #65
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Anything you use on your skin (e.g., loofahs, facial brushes, pumice stones), please make sure to toss & replace after every few uses. The "breeding ground for bacteria!" thing sounds kind of alarmist or like somebody's grandmother - but it's true. One word: ringworm. Yuck. So, please be careful. This body brush might be something you can purchase in bulk for an inexpensive unit price, too.

By the way, I'm smooth skin-obsessed, so the dry brushing idea is right up my alley. I will be sure to pick up a few of these natural bristle brushes myself!
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Old 09-09-2010, 06:39 PM   #66
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Anything you use on your skin (e.g., loofahs, facial brushes, pumice stones), please make sure to toss & replace after every few uses. The "breeding ground for bacteria!" thing sounds kind of alarmist or like somebody's grandmother - but it's true. One word: ringworm. Yuck. So, please be careful. This body brush might be something you can purchase in bulk for an inexpensive unit price, too.

By the way, I'm smooth skin-obsessed, so the dry brushing idea is right up my alley. I will be sure to pick up a few of these natural bristle brushes myself!
The natural bristle brushes can be washed. I just wash mine with anti-bacterial hand soap and dry it off.
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Old 09-10-2010, 06:54 AM   #67
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Thanks to the poster that resurrected this thread! Two days ago, I started dry skin brushing again and I already feel softer and smoother. I'm now hoping it will help with the dimply areas on my thighs.
I was going to ask about this!
Does anyone think that DSB, followed by a shower, followed by a firming cream would help the cream do a better job?
lol I was watching a commercial on tv for a Neutrogena cellulite cream and it popped into my head that DSB might make it work better.
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Old 09-10-2010, 09:58 PM   #68
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I alternate the use of a body brush with using a pair of those nifty shower exfoliating gloves. The gloves are good at reaching every "nook and cranny", so to speak. Plus, they come in all kinds of funky, bright colors. The body brush is especially invigorating if you use it before your shower, and then, alternate hot & cold water. Also, the ONLY thing I've found that truely helps with the appearance of stretch marks is Retin-A cream. They don't exactly disappear, but it makes them sooooooo much less noticeable.
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Old 09-11-2010, 10:35 AM   #69
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The natural bristle brushes can be washed. I just wash mine with anti-bacterial hand soap and dry it off.
Essentially all soap is antibacterial - and unfortunately, bacteria can grow on the (thankfully short-lasting) soap itself at that. Additionally, brushes and loofahs have plenty of nooks the soap cannot reach, & anything that stays damp can be a breeding ground for bacteria.
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Old 09-11-2010, 11:42 AM   #70
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I run my bath items (alone) through the dishwasher. It kills bacteria and allows me to get more use out of the item. Our toothbrushes go through once a week.
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Old 09-16-2010, 09:16 PM   #71
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Beauty supply stores spell special solutions for cleaning brushes. They also sell a nifty little device about the size of a toast oven that sterilizes them.
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Old 07-24-2014, 01:36 PM   #72
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Dry skin brushing

I want to recommend a brush made of palm. It is natural. Find it on e-bay or amazon : earth therapeutics natural palm body brush($8). I like this brush very much. First time you use it might feel a little harsh because you are not used to it. I heard is good to clean it once in two weeks by sprinkling it with tea tree oil and then wipe it dry. I also heard you can use cornmeal to scrub off the oil residue on it. And yes, you can brush your face as well, helps with acne scars, pigmentation, and firms the skin. Just do it gently and for this I use: your right to be beautiful facial brush found on amazon. Recommend. It does matter what kind of brush you use. Natural is always better and a little rougher is always better even though you shouldn't be harsh on your skin.Oh, as it was already mentioned brush your body toward the heart not in circular motions. I will be glad to hear some feedback on those.
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Old 07-24-2014, 02:32 PM   #73
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So I just read through this whole thread..... I have been doing it wrong for years.....I do it in the shower not dry any body part any direction

So if I start doing it correctly maybe I'll see results
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Old 07-25-2014, 07:42 AM   #74
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I've just started back doing this and have to remember NOT to do it before a bedtime shower! Wish I'd known about how much energy doing it gives me when I had to pull all nighters in college.
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Old 08-13-2014, 01:07 PM   #75
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I love dry brushing. I have two brushes, one for my body and one just for my face.
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Old 08-13-2014, 08:48 PM   #76
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Me too. Two brushes.

Even if it dosen't reverse gravity, the invigoration is so worth the time to do it. BTW I did it while I was pregnet in the shower and have no tummy stretch marks.
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