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DRY BRUSHING

May 18, 2016
Dry Brushes

I’ve picked up a new habit this year… at first I was hesitant, but I’m now a convert to the world of dry brushing.

What, you ask, is dry brushing? Well, it’s an ancient treatment of rubbing a dry bristle brush over your skin in circular motions to help exfoliate/slough off dry, dead skin.

It has several benefits which include:

-Exfoliation without losing essential oils while clearing pores

-Increased circulation and blood flow, which has energising effects

-Helps to stimulate and detoxify the lymphatic system

-Decreases cellulite (!!!)

How often should you dry brush?

I started doing it once a week (honestly, it was an easily forgotten step at first), but now I do it before each shower. I start at my feet, gently moving in circular motions, then onto my mid-section, and finally up to my arms. After showering, I moisturize, and my skin has never felt better! I’ve noticed that my skin is brighter, softer, and yes ladies, I also have a more even tone to my legs (bye, bye cellulite!!).

I won’t lie, at first I felt that it was quite a tedious step to take in my already well honed shower/nighttime regime…but now, I can’t imagine not doing it. Instead of exfoliating with scrubs and gloves which I always felt left my skin feeling parched afterwards, I exfoliate beforehand, and love the switch!

To moisturize, I love using the Lush Ro’s Argan body conditioner, which leaves me soft and smelling lightly of roses. The dry brush that I use is from The Body Shop. It was great value, and it’s important to note, that you should use a bristle brush, not a synthetic one.

Have you ever tried dry brushing? What are your thoughts on it?

XO

Amanda

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