Dry Brushing Is The Age-Old Trick Models Swear By For Smoother Skin

Miranda Kerr and Molly Sims have both gushed about the benefits of dry brushing, claiming that this traditional practice helps to slough away dead skin cells, improve circulation and lymphatic drainage, as well as reduce the appearance of cellulite.  Those are pretty lofty claims for a technique that's basically a cross between skin exfoliation and massage, according to Yoon-Soo Cindy Bae, an associate at the Laser &Skin Surgery Center of New York.  While Bae told us there is no clinical trial data that scientifically supports the benefits of dry brushing, we can see and feel the difference in our skin after rigorous, yet gentle exfoliation.  It doesn't hurt to give it a shot. So, here's everything you need to know about dry brushing -- from exactly how to do it to the best type of brush to use. What does dry skin brushing look like? The method is really simple, as you can see in the video tutorial below. Celebrity aesthetician Brigitte Beasse of Brigitte Beauté suggests stroking in a gentle, upward, circular motion to help stimulate blood flow. It is best to work your way up, starting at your feet and moving up to your legs, arms and back. Guide the brush in a counterclockwise motion on your stomach. You can increase the pressure when brushing in typically rough areas, including the elbows, knees and heels of feet. But don't overdo it, or Bae says you'll irritate the skin and can potentially cause trauma.  How often should you do thi...
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Grains can play havoc with your skin. The prolamin proteins, such as gliadin,  trigger autoimmune skin reactions and turn antibodies against the skin enzymes, their lectins fan the fires of inflammation, their proteins provoke allergies, and their amylopectins send blood sugar and insulin sky-high and provoke the skin-disrupting hormone insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF). The whole grain package adds up to an impressive collection of skin conditions that can take a variety of forms, from simple red, itchy rashes to scaly, oily raised patches to large vesicles to gangrene. B...
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