Looking fabulous without breaking the bank is one of my many talents. I believed for a long time that you had to spend a fortune to look your best. If you take a trip in your kitchen, one would be surprised of what inexpensive beauty products they already have right underneath their nose.
What is Dry Brushing?
Dry brushing is a technique that has been around for centuries and originated in Japan and Greece. It involves a dry brush, your skin, and your favorite oil. My oil of choice is sweet almond oil because it is rich in Vitamins A, D, and E which softens and soothes the skin. It is non-greasy and easily absorbs into the skin. Because the oil has emollient qualities, it is perfect in helping smooth and reduce scar tissue associated with the after effects of acne, stretch marks and dark spots on your skin. Again, any oil can be used, it is your choice.
How do you do this?
This should be done on dry skin prior to showering or bathing. Beginning with your legs and working upwards towards your arms, brush your skin vigorously in upward motions spending about three minutes on each leg. Apply pressure to your body based on your tolerance level. A new brush will be stiff, but will loosen over time. Don’t add anything to your dry, clean brush.
What are the Benefits?
The brisk action gets the blood circulating and it exfoliates the skin shedding those dead skin cells. It also removes toxins from the body. Experts say that it helps to eliminate the appearance of cellulite. Models dry brush all the time because they have to look their best at all times. Dry brushing is a popular service at many spas and it is quite expensive. Results vary for everyone and it takes some time so don’t expect miracles overnight.
Save yourself some money and give it a try! Have you ever dry brushed before? Share your experience.
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