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Dry Brush

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Description

Dry brushing is a daily massage with a stiff bristle brush. This technique has been around for centuries and is said to help with exfoliation, blood circulation, and may even improve the outward appearance of cellulite.

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Possible Benefits

  • May exfoliate the skin
  • May stimulate the lymphatic system
  • May help the body rid itself of toxins
  • May increase blood circulation
  • May help with digestion
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Required Equipment

Dry brush.

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How to Do It

  1. Moving the brush in a clockwise motion, start at your feet and work your way up your body, increasing pressure on thicker skin and decreasing pressure on thinner skin. 
  2. When you are finished, take a shower and rinse the dead skin off of your body. 
  3. Once out of the shower, apply moisturizer.
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Why it works

Dry brushing is a relaxing activity that has been around for hundreds of years. It not only helps exfoliate your skin, but improves the appearance of cellulite and increases blood circulation.

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Time Commitment

5 minutes

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Suggested Frequency

Do what works for you. For some this is a once per week activity, and for others it is everyday. 

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Time of Day

Morning

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Possible Side Effects

Redness or rash can occur when applying too hard.

Skin irritation.

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Tips

  • Be sure to rinse your dry brush after every use and air dry - preferably in a spot with sunlight so you can avoid the build up of mildew.
  • Clean your brush with soap and water once a week.
  • Do not share your brush with others.
  • Move the brush in a clockwise motion when brushing your skin.
  • Do not brush over the same area more than twice. Doing so can cause irritation
  • Consult a doctor if you have skin conditions such as psoriasis or eczema as dry brushing may do more bad than good.
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 Health  AntiAging  Digestion  Immunity
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