If you’re interested in promoting healthier skin on a budget, then check out dry skin brushing. It’s a new method for removing dry skin that only requires a bristle brush and some elbow-grease.

How it works:

Make long sweeps with the brush starting at your feet. Always brush towards your heart and avoid back and forth scrubbing or circular motions. Move up the legs on both sides, then work from the arms toward your chest. On your stomach, direct the brush counterclockwise. Be careful when you brush - skin should be stimulated and invigorated but never irritated or inflamed. And remember, no brushing on the face! (Use our Day Cream instead!)

How Often to Brush: Dry skin brushing effectively opens up the pores on your skin, so this is something you can do up to two times per day. Your skin should be dry, so make time to do so before you take a shower.

Choosing You Brush: The bristles should be natural, not synthetic, and vegetable-derived. The bristles should be somewhat stiff, but not too hard. Try this brush from drugstore.com.

Benefits:  In addition to removing dry skin, dry skin brushing also promotes tighter skin, cell renewal and blood flow.


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