Thursday, May 22, 2008

Two purchases.

I was reading on one of my favorite blogs the other day about the benefits of dry brushing. From my extensive research, again on google, I learned the benefits of dry brushing are skin regeneration, detoxification, improved circulation, and cellulite reduction.
Honestly, I really don't care about the detox and circulation but they had me at cellulite reduction.
So I went online and ordered a dry brush, got some instructions, and last night, brushed my whole body.
Here's what it looks like.
The brush. Not my body.

Whew! That was close.
This morning, my husband looked at a little rash on my arm and said, "Melissa, where did you get poison ivy?"
"Oh, that's not poison ivy, it showed up the other day after we went to the park...Oh. But (scratching) it didn't look this bad or itch this much...Oh. Crap."
Then Tee came in with the same itchy rash all over.
Did I really scrub my whole body with that dry brush last night; most likely spreading the already present poison ivy all over?
That's just perfect.
So, this afternoon, I made myself another little purchase. This time from my doctor. Looky what I got.
Oral steroids.

I'll let you know how this little fairy tale works out.


Abbie said...

Oh crap, Melissa!! Please tell me you didn't scrub your tooshy too, that would just be, well, HORRIBLE!!

Ellen said...

I've read a lot about the benefits of dry brushing... really about as pure, safe, and beneficial as it gets! Sorry about the rash, though!

Kate said...

Ack, I've heard of dry brushing...brave woman, tried it out did you?? Oh dear. Sorry 'bout the outcome...hope the drugs help!! :} Hang in there!

Holli said...

all these itchy post....
lice and ivy...
I would not have done good during the plagues:)!

Jennifer said...

Ugh! I'm sorry about the poison ivy. There's just nothing like being COVERED in a big, itchy rash.