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Dry Brushing

Definition: Dry Brushing

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As the name implies, dry brushing is brushing with a dry brush. Commonly used for exfoliation, these brushes help remove flakes but actually help with several different things at the same time. Unclogging skin doesn't just eliminate dead cells but also encourages the body’s discharge of metabolic wastes and other things excreted through perspiration.

Using the brush before you get in the shower stimulates circulation and de-gunks your pores. It detoxifies your skin with a gentle internal massage while helping tighten the skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite. It also helps mobilize fat and improve muscle tone by stimulating those nerve endings that causes the individual muscle fibers to activate and move. Find out how to get started with dry brushing when you

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Pick up a brush with soft bristles — preferably made from natural materials, as most synthetic bristles are too sharp. Make a circular motion with the brush, applying light pressure in areas where the skin is thin and harder pressure on places like the soles of the feet. Work over your entire body. Now, I'm not saying this brush is an excuse to stop eating healthily and eliminating that gym regimen but, if you're like me, you want to get all the help you can get to keep your skin and body in tip-top shape!

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98769876 98769876 7 years
I use a body brush from Earth Savers. It was about the same price as a boar bristle brush. I read a book which stated we need three beauty products;water,body hydrant (be it lotion,creme,oil, depending on your body) and a body brush. I had a baby (Ava-Jolie) 5 months ago and this practice drastically helped my skin. It feels so good and you have a nice pink glow afterwards. http://www.naturalhealthtechniques.com/HealingTechniques/Dry_Brushing_Technique.htm
98769876 98769876 7 years
I use a body brush from Earth Savers. It was about the same price as a boar bristle brush. I read a book which stated we need three beauty products;water,body hydrant (be it lotion,creme,oil, depending on your body) and a body brush.I had a baby (Ava-Jolie) 5 months ago and this practice drastically helped my skin. It feels so good and you have a nice pink glow afterwards.http://www.naturalhealthtechniques.com/HealingTechniques/Dry_Brushing_Technique.htm
Ella-Pretty Ella-Pretty 7 years
I'm doing this now...for my stretch marks and loose tummy skin since my pregnancy. I used belly oil throughout my pregnancy, but still got stretchmarks (they've faded a lot now though)...and although I'm back to my pre-pregnancy weight, my tummy skin is kind of loose and crepey. I was googling things to fix it - and most sites recommended a tummy tuck (hello - no way!)...and one suggested using body brushing along with creams to tighten the skin...hey - it can't hurt to try - so I'm doing this every night for 2 months now - I've found that it has reduced my muffin top too (I think increasing the circulation there means fatty deposits are less likely to build up there).
Ella-Pretty Ella-Pretty 7 years
I'm doing this now...for my stretch marks and loose tummy skin since my pregnancy.I used belly oil throughout my pregnancy, but still got stretchmarks (they've faded a lot now though)...and although I'm back to my pre-pregnancy weight, my tummy skin is kind of loose and crepey. I was googling things to fix it - and most sites recommended a tummy tuck (hello - no way!)...and one suggested using body brushing along with creams to tighten the skin...hey - it can't hurt to try - so I'm doing this every night for 2 months now - I've found that it has reduced my muffin top too (I think increasing the circulation there means fatty deposits are less likely to build up there).
Jabbadoo Jabbadoo 7 years
I've done this for years, right before I get into the shower... then I following it with slathering on Body Shop Shea body butter.. and every guy i've dated has remarked on my soft skin. (Seriously i've been doing this for 10-11 yrs!) I got my brush initially at Body Shop, but they stopped carrying the one I use a few years ago and I found something similar online. Has a handle and a rounded brush, kinda looks like a large veggie brush. :)
keemusabi keemusabi 7 years
I have the one that's pictured. It's from the body shop. It makes my legs smoother and allows for a closer shave.
michlny michlny 7 years
I do it occasionally...haven't noticed a difference, but it feels good!!
teagirl teagirl 7 years
Ooooh this sounds very interesting!
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
I might want to try this.
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
I might want to try this.
SwimmingNaFshbwl SwimmingNaFshbwl 7 years
Try a store that carries alternative health or bath items. Or maybe check some online stores...I would suggest going in person though only because you want to feel the bristles and make sure they are stiff but also comfortably stimulating to YOUR skin. Also, its convenient to find a brush with a longer handle than the one pictured for dry brushing your back....
sofi sofi 7 years
Can anyone suggest a good one? I've heard of this but never found a good brush to try.
robinlh912 robinlh912 7 years
I've never tried it, but I'm considering it! Exfoliating and reducing cellulite?! I'm in! Can you get these brushes at drug stores, or just places like Sephora?
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 7 years
I've tried it. My skin does seem to be softer when I do it. In fact I need to remember to do it more often.
esweet esweet 7 years
I've never heard of this. Does anyone else do this?
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