{ Dry Brushing Benefits…YES PLEASE! }

GUYS. I picked up my very first dry brush. I’m in love and I’m obsessed with alllll the dry brushing benefits.

So, what the heck is dry brushing? It’s super wellness-y and pretty easy to add to your routine. Basically, you use a special brush, called a dry brush to brush your body before showing/bathing. I do this about three times per week.

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Now let’s talk benefits

According to Mind Body Green, dry brushing benefits include:

  • Increases circulation to skin, which may possibly reduce the appearance of cellulite
  • GLOWY skin! Dry brushing exfoliates dead skin cells and encourages new cell renewal for smoother, and brighter skin
  • Can help with annoying ingrown hairs
  • Helps improve vascular blood circulation and lymphatic drainage, which assists in getting rid of toxins.

Peter walked in on me dry brushing and gave me the weirdest look and Maddie just gave me a blank, sassy stare…like what in the worldddd are you doing, you strange human. I admit, dry brushing looks pretty odd. But whatevs, it only takes me like a minute or two and the after-effects def make me feel really good and refreshed.

How-to Dry Brush

I’ve been using Wellness Mama’s step-by-step directions for morning dry brushing:

” 1. Starting at the feet, I brush the bottoms of my feet and up my legs in long, smooth strokes. I typically brush each section of skin 10 times. For lymph flow, I always brush toward the heart/chest area where the lymph system drain.

2. Repeat the same process with the arms, starting with the palms of the hands and brushing up the arm toward the heart. Again, I brush each section of skin 10 times.

3. I then repeat the process on my abdomen and back and my face with a more delicate brush.”

Oh, and I don’t ever dry brush my face. After showering I moisturize a ton and I feel more energized, which may be from the increased circulation.

So ya, dry brushing has made it into my morning routine (well three times per week). And, wellllll shoot. If it’s something that may prevent cellulite…I’M SO IN. Can’t hurt, right?

Have you dry brushed before? Are you thinking of dry brushing?

A few dry brushes…

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    Chelsea

    I’ve always heard about this but never really thought about it!! I think I’m going to have to give it a go now, my boyfriend will probably look at me like I’m crazy hahah

    xx Chelsea
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      Melissa

      Hi Chelsea! Hope you like it. If you end up trying it, def let me know what you think about it. Haha my bf thought I was so nuts and I had to explain what I was doing 😂 which inspired me to write this post. Thank you for reading.

    Allison Gallagher

    I’ve heard so much about this but didn’t truly think about trying it….You’ve convinced me to test the waters.
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      Melissa

      Hi Chelsea! I was so intrigued by it too :). Thank you for reading! xo

      Melissa

      Hi Allison! I’ve read so much about it too and it made me so tempted just to try it. I get exciting for my dry brushing days now haha. xo MQ

    Sarah

    🙌🏼 I’ve been doing this for years and people comment on my lack of cellulite. 100% serious! I swear by this, plus it’s super relaxing 😊

      Melissa

      Sarahhhhh! That’s so great to hear!! I’ve been doing it for just 2 months, so it’s really awesome hearing about the long term effects you’re having. Happy it’s working well for you. I’m def going to stick with it ❤️ xx Melissa

    Mindy

    Dry brushing is so essential for hydrated, glowing skin! I do it a couple times a week.. even more in the winter since I don’t have a fake tan 😛 I love the brushes you picked! Xoxo, Mindy
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      Melissa

      So agree with everything you said!! Plus a spray tan > sun tan 👌 xo Melissa

    glowhunters

    Definitely will try it as I have very dry skin and a lot of ingrown hairs….but in my experience it hurts a bit…does this get better with time?

    Btw, like your blog…and this glowing from the inside idea! 🙂

    @theskinnyaffair