Monday, December 19, 2011

The Fountain of Youth just might be found in body brushing!

At least when comes to the skin! I can't say enough about body brushing! I call it exercise for the skin! It started when I Youtubed Yoga Face exercises and I found Kitty. She's been bodybrushing for 25 years and her body skin looks younger than a 20 year old.

Then I found another woman in her 50's that didn't hardly have a line on her face, and I ordered her face brush. Some sites say not to brush your face, but your face is skin, too, right. So I tried it.

Now I cannot understand why Kitty doesn't brush her face.

I've been brushing my face for three weeks. I got my body brush out of storage and I've been body brushing for ten days. I'm astounded and mad at myself for not keeping it up years ago.

I've bought the Japanese plant brush from Bed Bath and Beyond, my other ones are Yerba Prima. Never use synthetic, it will scratch your skin, and never brush wet skin.

Read about the benefits online. I'd swear even my veins are improved. Go counter clockwise on stomach area. Brush up towards heart. Down neck towards heart, down arms towards heart, and in circular motions as much as possible.

My skin had started sagging and drooping everywhere and was feeling spongy and thin. Now, it feels firm and looks as good as late twenties! I kid you not! Even the cellulite is much improved all ready. But I'm faithfully brushing twice a day. And I'm doing yoga face and Charlie James. Plus I'm drinking green veg and fruit smoothies!:)

Watch for picture updates! I wish I would have taken a video so you would know these haven't been through a photo shop or brushed up with Gimp. But as you can see, I'm not selling you anything. I just hope you try it for you.

If you do, come back and leave us feedback, so that we can all know how it's working for you:)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

2nd Check In

I'm still working on intensity, and I'm still working on getting past 10 minutes, but I'm still at it!

I am drinking the Master Cleanse, but I've decided to place myself in a pre-cleansing phase. A prep. I've read that full cleansing should be done in the spring, perhaps the summer or fall, but not at all in the winter. So I'm taking it easy, eating 80-90% clean and drinking some Master Cleanse each morning, and Braggs Vinegar drink around 1 pm. But for the record, I doubt I'd ever do this more than three days at a time. There are a lot of warnings out there about restricting calories for 10 days. The full drink is supposed to be 1200 calories, but I feel that eating clean would be much better for you. Please research it first before doing the full Master Cleanse, and always check with your doctor first.

I want to talk about body brushing.

I have known about body brushing for several years. I even bought a new one several months ago. And I am quite frustrated with myself for not keeping it up. But a couple of weeks ago I bought a facebrush and began yoga face. Within days, I was so impressed, I got my body brush back out--let me tell you--wow!

It was the yoga face that got me following Kiki in the first place. My family is very prone to droopy neck skin and a sluggish lymph system, making for a puffy look. I've been doing her yoga face for two weeks now and whooooo hooooo. I'm not just stuck with watching my neck slide off its foundation. She doesn't do body brushing on her face, but I do. I'm placing another video of a woman who does. She's in her 50's and her skin looks like the skin of a twenty year old. Kiki's skin looks like that too. I'm not sure why she doesn't brush her face. She's been body brushing for over 25 years.

I feel that brushing exercises the skin. I've read that it's wonderful for invalids for that very reason.

Follow Kiki on her body brushing--oh and I'm adding these to my exercise routines:) Check it out--you'll see why:)