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On the growing list of wellness and beauty treatments known to detoxify, dry brushing seems to be be on the rise. While many high end spas have been offering dry brushing treatments for years, it seems that it's finally trickling down to the rest of us.

But what is it exactly?

Dry brushing was used in ancient times as a healing practice, however now we can use it to help exfoliate dead cells from the skins surface and enhances blood flow.

The brushes used have long, natural bristles that offer firm resistance against the skin and have long handles so that they can be used on "hard to reach" areas like your back.

The "dry" part of dry brushing refers to the fact that neither the bristles nor the skin should be dam[ while you do it so its recommended before you shower. When you exfoliate on dry skin the friction is increased so the process is more effective.

Use strokes toward your heard going over each area two or three times and when you reach the center of your body use strokes in a clockwise motion.

Follow your dry brushing with a shower and a nourishing and natural moisturizer to keep skin hydrated and soft.

The benefits? Beyond radiant and glowing skin many experts believe dry brushing makes it easier for the body to sweat which in turn reduces the amount of toxins flowing through the lymphatic system.

Check out the dry brushes offered at Hyssop Beauty Apothecary (one of my favorite spots in Nutley, NJ as the offer a brush with bristles made with cactus fiber and are vegan and cruelty free. Be sure to use our 10% off discount code at their website checkout on your entire purchase: goinggreennj

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