How to Dry Brush


Dry skin brushing is a great way to get your skin looking great and feeling smooth. It exfoliates, tightens, encourages blood flow and even is thought by some to reduce cellulite.

Time Required: 15 Minutes or Less

What You Need:

A dry brush for the skin.
Time for a shower after your treatment.
A moisturizer.

Here's How:

Dry skin brushing is as easy as it sounds. All you'll need is a dry skin brush like the one pictured. Using a soft-bristled natural brush is ideal for your skin.  The brush you use on your hair is probably not what you'll want to pick. Many hair brushes have synthetic bristles that are too sharp for your skin.
The best time to dry brush is right before your bath or shower while you're completely undressed.
Start at your feet and move up. Rub the brushes bristles over your body using gentle, slow circular motions. We do not recommend you dry brush your face. Either use a gentle washcloth in the shower or use your facial exfoliator.
Take your time and pay careful attention as to not miss an area. Dry skin brushing should not be painful in the least, so if it is feeling painful, lighten your touch. You'll be surprised at how little pressure you need to get results.  If your skin starts to get red or irritated you are pressing too hard.
When completely finished, hop in the shower and give your skin a good washing to get rid of the dry skin cells that you brushed off.
Don't forget to moisturize after your shower.

Extra Tips:

Use a long handled brush so that you can reach all parts of your body.
Applying a light body oil while your skin is still damp from the shower will give your skin the perfect amount of hydration without feeling heavy.
It is safe to do this every day, but watch your skin and if you feel that every day is too much, step it back to every other or every third day.
Some areas of your body might still benefit from a stronger exfoliator once a week. Areas such as your feet, knees and elbows.