June 20th, 2012

drybrushing

Beauty: Dry Brushing

I’ve always been intrigued by the benefits of dry brushing.  It’s said to work wonders.  After all, the skin is our largest (and most visible) organ, so it’s important to take good care of it.  Dry brushing boosts circulation + lymphatic flow, helps minimize the appearance of cellulite, and sloughs off dead cells.  It’s also been said to help eliminate toxins, which I’m all for.  I’ve just started doing it and love the results.  My skin looks and feels better… and is considerably smoother.  The best way to do it is  every morning, before you shower – with a natural brush (I bought and love this one from Bliss…) or a Japanese washcloth.  Don’t get the brush wet – this is meant to be done dry!  (Just be sure to wash your brush once a week using soap and water.)

Two to try:  Natural Cactus Brush by Elemis // Japanese Washcloth

31 Responses to Beauty: Dry Brushing

  1. RealGirlGlam June 20, 2012 at 7:49 am #

    I’ve heard about this before and always with great reviews. Thinking its something I might need to start. Definitely wouldn’t hurt to have smoother skin! :)

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood June 20, 2012 at 10:06 am #

      I really like it. Skin definitely glows from within!!

  2. Healthyhappierbear June 20, 2012 at 8:13 am #

    I’ve read about these countless times but never made the decision to buy. Based on your comment, maybe I will finally try it!

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood June 20, 2012 at 10:07 am #

      You should try it, I really like! xo

  3. Samantha June 20, 2012 at 9:23 am #

    i do this every morning and definitely recommend :) xx

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood June 20, 2012 at 10:07 am #

      yeah! love it!!!

  4. Elizabeth Schneider June 20, 2012 at 9:56 am #

    Interesting! I need to try this. 

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood June 20, 2012 at 10:07 am #

      You do! I swear by it :)

  5. Pve June 20, 2012 at 10:00 am #

    gonna try this!
    pve

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood June 20, 2012 at 10:08 am #

      yay! I think you will really like it.

  6. Jessica (Bows & Sequins) June 20, 2012 at 10:21 am #

    I’ve heard so many great things about dry brushing. I think you may have just convinced me to try it :)

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood June 20, 2012 at 11:37 am #

      I really think you should, it’s so great!!

  7. The Avg Girl Guide June 20, 2012 at 10:31 am #

    Great tips. I did this last year at the Four Seasons and it was amazing; very invigorating feeling! Should try it at home.

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood June 20, 2012 at 11:38 am #

      Def try at home. Much more cost effective than the four seasons!! ;)

  8. victoria | vmac+cheese June 20, 2012 at 11:59 am #

    I ADORE dry brushing. I’ve been to a few spas where they did it and it always feels amazing. I agree, your skin feels fantastic afterwards, and through all my hippie research on natural beauty, I’ve heard the same things about it eliminating toxins!

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood June 20, 2012 at 1:24 pm #

      Yay! I figured you were probably into it. I need to pick you + Christin’s brains big time regarding all of this natural beauty stuff… I’m going to get on board eventually – just have so many non-natural products that I really love!

  9. Brynn {chartreuse & a twist} June 20, 2012 at 1:10 pm #

    I have definitely wanted to incorporate this into my regular beauty regime…this is a fantastic post :) XO brynn

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood June 20, 2012 at 5:41 pm #

      Thanks Brynn! let me know if you end up trying, and if you like it!! xo

  10. Merabella June 20, 2012 at 1:18 pm #

    After seeing this everywhere I have decided to try it.  Just went an bought a brush and will now try incorporating it into my everyday routine.

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood June 20, 2012 at 5:41 pm #

      Yay! Let me know how it goes!!

  11. Hypnotic June 20, 2012 at 5:47 pm #

    got mine at Whole Foods two weeks ago, it helps wake me up in the morning!

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood June 20, 2012 at 6:14 pm #

      I completely agree – it’s very invigorating!!! :-)

  12. Nuha June 21, 2012 at 12:27 pm #

    i’ve tried this using a dry exfoliator (uncooked oatmeal and sugar) and it made my skin so smooth.  love it!

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood June 21, 2012 at 12:49 pm #

      Oh what an interesting idea! I’ve never heard of doing that – thanks for sharing!!

  13. Jessie June 22, 2012 at 3:25 pm #

    Oh my gosh, I have TOTALLY been wanting to try this! I actually bought a natural brush a few months ago for this very reason, but it has been sitting in my cupboard unused.  Thanks for breaking it down into steps for us, and now I’m excited to give it a go. :) XOXO

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood June 24, 2012 at 9:25 pm #

      It’s so great! Can’t wait to hear what you think of it – I’m a big fan. :)

  14. Kate Jaffe June 26, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

    Big fan of this! I use a loofah with a strap for my hand and it’s great! Recommended this to my co-workers as well!

    • Grace Atwood
      graceatwood June 26, 2012 at 5:21 pm #

      Oh how smart! I didn’t think to try it using a loofah!

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