• Dry Brush Your Way To Better Health

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    Have you ever heard of dry brushing? Though the technique has been around for ages, it's a recently trending topic in the beauty industry — especially when it comes to addressing dry skin prevention this winter.

    I actually heard that doing it before every shower gives amazing benefits — improvements in the muscle tone, energy levels, and overall digestive health occur.

    So, what are the benefits exactly? Here's the breakdown:

    • Improves circulation
    • Strengthens the immune system
    • Tones the muscles
    • Removes dead, dry skin cells
    • Stimulates the lymphatic system, removing toxins from the body
    • Reduces cellulite

    How to Dry Brush:

    It's recommended to do it in stages, beginning with the feet and moving upwards from there. Be sure to use gentle, long strokes and making sure your always moving towards the heart — avoiding any circular or back and fourth motion.

    Dry brushing right before a shower washes off all those dead, dry skin cells left behind. As for how often: once a day is enough for me, though it's safe to do twice a day.

    Choosing a Brush:

    The ideal brush to use is a one like the picture above, but about the handle length: in my opinion, the longer handle would benefit for those hard-to-reach areas. Though I must say, when it comes to efficiency, I believe a shorter handled brush may have been the way to go, sou you won't find yourselves constantly clutching the actual head of the brush, rather than the handle as it feels more controlled. The Polishing Body Brush by Aromatherapy Associates seems like a great option as well, so i'm really not sure which is the best option here.

    Do you dry brush? If so, what are your thoughts on it — love or hate it?

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