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Want to achieve gorgeous skin? Here are some easy steps you can take to help work towards your best skin ever!

Have you heard about Dry Brushing?

Dry brushing is a technique that I have been a fan of for many years. I first learnt about the technique when I was in training for endermologie (a treatment which aims to combat cellulite). Personally, I have found spending a few minutes dry brushing before jumping in the shower has made a big improvement on skin tone and cellulite.

The skin is the body’s biggest organ; one third of your bodies toxins are excreted through the skin and dry brushing helps to unclog pores and remove toxins that become trapped under the skin. The number one cause of cellulite is due to toxins building up in the layers just under the skin, it is also usually more prominent in areas with less blood circulation. These toxins can be as a result of dehydration, smoking, caffeine or a poor diet.

Benefits of dry brushing:

  • Exfoliates dry skin

  • Stimulates your lymphatic system

  • Helps to reduce cellulite

  • Helps to reduce excess fluid

So now that we know the benefits, how do you do it?

The dry brushing technique needs to be performed using a natural bristle brush. Dry brushing is simple! There are two things you need to remember – start at your feet then work your way up the body AND always brush towards the heart.

The best time to dry brush is just before you jump in the shower.

1. Start by brushing from your ankles and feet up your legs using long strokes.

2. Next brush over your stomach and bum.

3. Finally brush from your hands up your arms and then down your chest.

The whole process shouldn’t take longer than a few minutes. Your skin may look a little pink once you finish but this is good as the blood comes towards the surface of the skin this will help increase blood flow to the area and help remove toxins.

Follow this process with a hot shower and then your favorite moisturizer. To get the best results you should perform dry brushing at least 3-4 times per week also try to avoid caffeine and smoking and drink plenty of water. Regular massage another fantastic way to help remove toxins and increase circulation this in turn assists in the breaking down cellulite.

Happy brushing!

Have you ever heard of dry brushing before? SHARE with us in the comments below.

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  • that is simple enough to do. i can get on-board with the massage as well

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  • I have heard of it and even went so far as to purchase a dry bush. And that’s all I did. It was Miranda Kerr’s suggestion and I’m sure I realised I was never going to look like her! However, I love the benefits you’ve outlined and will start on dry brushing tomorrow before my morning shower.

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  • I’ve never tried Dry Brushing but it sounds so easy to do and doesn’t take very long that I’m going to make it a part of my daily routine. I’m all about getting rid of the toxins and to tone would be a massive bonus.

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  • Yes I have heard about dry brushing though I usually forget all about it, thanks for the reminder! (-:

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  • I’ve never heard of dry brushing before. This sounds like a very simple way to help get rid of cellulite but I could never go without my coffee. It’s a vice I won’t give up. Looks like my cellulite is here to stay

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  • I usually do it in summer when my skin is dryer but usually only once per a week.

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  • I have some negative experiences with this.

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  • Will have to give this a go, thanks for posting.

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  • I’ve heard about it but never tried it. I had actually ordered one bristle brush in eBay months ago. Then they went out of stock and they never sent it. And I kind of forgot the all thing.
    I’m very curious!

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  • I tried this many, many years ago but it didn’t seem to have any effect.

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  • Yes I have done dry skin brushing for many years, but have stopped it on a certain moment. I discovered that dry skin brushing no longer seemed to have the benefits it used to on me. I didn’t like the look of my skin after brushing as it seemed irritated rather than refreshed. It appeared that my skin was no longer tolerating even a gentle dry scrub before bathing or showering like it used to. First I just I then did it less frequent but later stopped it all together.
    I found that magnesium sulfate baths, better knows as Epsom salts, provides a more gentle exfoliation and detox without the downside that I experienced from dry skin brushing.

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  • brilliant idea to get the blood sirculating too you did not say if you used anything but a firm brush ,as I did think using salt crystals as body rub to would get dead skin of too. thank you

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  • I have never heard of it before,sound’s interesting!

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  • I have heard of dry brushing but I’ve never done it. I’m going to now I have read all the benefits

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