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I'm Telling You: You Should Try Dry Brushing For Smoother Skin

Believe it or not, it can help reduce the appearance of cellulite.
What can dry brushing do for my skin
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Did you know you can minimize cellulite without having to go under the knife?

Yep, it's called dry brushing—and it's actually really easy to do! All you need is a round brush with natural bristles (artificial bristles will scratch, not exfoliate your skin) and body oil. Don't have a body brush? A loofah will do!

What can dry brushing do for my skin?

The gentle exfoliation will not only slough off dead skin cells but will also improve blood circulation and reduce the appearance of unflattering dimples.

How does dry brushing work?

Right before taking a shower, grab your dry brush and swirl it on your body —targeting your thighs, legs, and butt cheeks—for 90 seconds per area. Start on your ankles, and work your way up towards your heart. While it's safe to do this all over your body, pay extra attention to areas where you have cellulite, like the back of your legs. And remember: Don't scrub too hard!

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All that scrubbing will make your skin super flaky, so don't forget to apply body oil (we love The Body Shop's Beautifying Oil and Neutrogena Body Oil) before you hit the shower. Oh, and use a mild cleanser during bathing so as not to irritate your skin!

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Where can I buy body brushes for dry brushing?

You can buy a natural bristle brush from Watsons and The Body Shop.


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