What exactly is dry brushing?

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Unless you live under a rock, I am sure that you have heard about dry brushing. It is all over the magazines and the internet as something that you need to be doing if you want to improve your skin, and look better naked. So, what is it, and how do we do it? Let’s discuss…

My grandmother has always had one of these brushes in her bathroom. Apparently she was on the trend decades before I was. I always thought it was to just wash her back, haha. It was so rough and I couldn’t imagine her doing that every day, it had to hurt right? I read an article in Glamour that was talking about dry brushing, and a couple of my favorite Youtube people were raving about it. I was recently over there to visit her, and I asked her if she used it as a dry brush technique, and she said it was and that she had done it for years!

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What does it do?

It actually helps your lymphatic system work! Yeah girl, real benefits! Your lymphatic system helps your body get rid of toxins that are hanging out in your skin. Not only does it help get all of that out, it can help your circulation as well as your digestion! All from brushing your skin? sounds pretty easy to me. It also can help the production of collagen and elastin which is what keeps your skin looking youthful! In addition to all of these benefits, it is great exfoliation! Hello summer clothes!

How do you do it?

Get in the car, go to target and pick one up. These things will run you around $5! Way cheaper than a lot of these beauty tools we need today.

  1. First off, make sure your brush has natural bristles. You probably don’t want to be scrubbing your skin with a synthetic one (Why is anything synthetic anymore?!).
  2. Stand in a bath tub or shower to catch any skin that falls off. This will help with clean up. Why make more mess?
  3. Before you begin, DO NOT WET YOUR BRUSH. It is called dry brushing for a reason. Also, keep your skin dry!
  4. You’re supposed to start at your feet (that’s what my nanny told me at least), and you should have the brush going towards your heart. Make sure you are doing circular motions!
  5. Be sure to overlap areas to avoid missing anywhere, and use gentle pressure.. It is meant to exfoliate, not rip your skin off. You should never be in pain from doing this. STAY AWAY FROM YOUR FACE THOUGH!
  6. After you have finished your skin, just take a shower to get rid of anything that is left on your skin, slap on some moisturizer and you are all done!

After about a month, you should be able to see results, so keep it up. Add it into your daily routine. Not only will you look better, but you will also feel better. It’s a win-win for you! Have you ever tried dry brushing? If you have, comment down below and let everyone know what you think!

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10 Comments

  1. Ashlee,

    Thank you for this post! I’ve always wondered about dry brushing! I have the brush from a gift set but I never knew what to do with it!

    Kelsey

  2. I love that your grandmother was so on trend before you (and me). I’m the same as you, I always saw these brushes and thought they were used for scrubbing your back or something.. but now I’ve read your post I’m pretty convinced I should go get a brush and test out dry brushing! Such a fun post to read and thanks for the advice on how to dry brush!! xx

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