DO YOU DRY BRUSH? I DO!
I first learned about how to Dry Brush at a spa many years ago. Dry Brushing is known as the ultimate exfoliate. As you receive or give yourself this treatment you are not only exfoliating your skin but you are stimulating the lymphatic system which stores your toxins and creates cellulite. Many people know Dry Brushing to help the appearance of cellulite, but it really has several other important health benefits.
Check out this great article I found on Well and Good and below are some tips for Dry Brushing.
Everything you need to dry brush your skin
1. Buy a firm, natural-bristle brush.
No need to get one for $45 at Anthropologie. You can buy one for less at Whole Foods or any health food store.
2. Take about three minutes to dry-brush your whole body.
It’s best done in the morning before bathing, naked on the bathmat. (Or whatever works for you.)
3. Apply enough pressure to stimulate circulation, but not so much that it hurts.
You’re going for a gentle yet vigorous process.
4. Important tip: Brush upwards (always towards the heart).
Do so in small and quick or circular motions until the skin appears pinkish red.
5. Start at the knee, where the lymph nodes are, and brush the outside.
Then brush the inside of the thigh towards the groin, followed by the calf, from the foot toward the groin. Finally, brush the buttocks from midline outward toward the hip. Repeat on opposite leg.