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I Dry-Brushed My Entire Body Every Day for a Month–Here’s What Happened

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8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”emWelcome to;/ema class=link link–story href=https://www.whowhatwear.

com/tags/month-of-me target=_blank rel=nofollow noopenerspan class=ilMonth/span;of;span class=ilMe/span/aem, where every day in January, we’ll be publishing a new fashion, beauty, or;a class=link link–story href=https://thethirty.whowhatwear.

com/tags/month-of-me target=_blank rel=nofollow noopenerwellness/a;article featuring a first-person account of shaking up an old habit, pushing beyond a comfort zone, or simply trying something new. Follow along for 31 days of storytelling, including what it’s like to quit alcohol for 80;days, try Beyoncé’s very strict diet, or completely overhaul your closet.

/em” data-reactid=”27″>Welcome to Month of Me, where every day in January, we’ll be publishing a new fashion, beauty, or wellness article featuring a first-person account of shaking up an old habit, pushing beyond a comfort zone, or simply trying something new. Follow along for 31 days of storytelling, including what it’s like to quit alcohol for 80 days, try Beyoncé’s very strict diet, or completely overhaul your closet.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”strongName:/strong Natalia Sztyk” data-reactid=”44″>Name: Natalia Sztyk

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”strongWhat did you try?/strong” data-reactid=”45″>What did you try?

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”Dry body brushing every day before taking a shower. You technically don’t need to take a shower after, but knowing I was getting rid of dead skin, I thought it was best to do before showering.

” data-reactid=”46″>Dry body brushing every day before taking a shower. You technically don’t need to take a shower after, but knowing I was getting rid of dead skin, I thought it was best to do before showering.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”strongWhy did you try it?/strong” data-reactid=”47″>Why did you try it?

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”Dry body brushing is said to have many benefits,;such as smoother skin, detoxifying the body, improving the appearance of cellulite, and increasing circulation. It’s something I’ve always done once in a while but never consistently.

” data-reactid=”48″>Dry body brushing is said to have many benefits, such as smoother skin, detoxifying the body, improving the appearance of cellulite, and increasing circulation. It’s something I’ve always done once in a while but never consistently.

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8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”strongHow did you prepare?/strong” data-reactid=”65″>How did you prepare?

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”Thankfully, I already owned a body brush and didn’t have to go buy one, but they’re easily accessible in many stores, including Amazon.” data-reactid=”66″>Thankfully, I already owned a body brush and didn’t have to go buy one, but they’re easily accessible in many stores, including Amazon.

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8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”bC.S.

M./b a href=https://www.

whowhatwear.com/splash/zHUw3vp20?s=ryamp;w=3543582 rel=nofollow noopener target=_blankBody Brush/a ($12)” data-reactid=”83″>C.

S.M.

Body Brush ($12)

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8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”bAromatherapy Associates/b a href=https://www.whowhatwear.

com/splash/zLAXJrilH?s=ryamp;w=3543580 rel=nofollow noopener target=_blankPolishing Body Brush/a ($23)” data-reactid=”102″>Aromatherapy Associates Polishing Body Brush ($23)

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8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”strongWhat happened during the whole process?/strong” data-reactid=”103″>What happened during the whole process?

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8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”Before showering, I would use my brush in long and short circular motions toward;my heart and only;brush lightly on sensitive areas. I focused and;put more pressure on the back of my thighs since dry brushing is;said to help cellulite.

” data-reactid=”104″>Before showering, I would use my brush in long and short circular motions toward my heart and only brush lightly on sensitive areas. I focused and put more pressure on the back of my thighs since dry brushing is said to help cellulite.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”strongAny challenges?/strong” data-reactid=”105″>Any challenges?

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”Years ago, I had a body brush that had only bristles, and after having it for a couple of years, I decided to buy a brush with soft nodes to try out. I;quickly learned that I do not like the nodes and that I much prefer a brush with natural bristles only.

I think I would have enjoyed the 30-day experience more if I had a brush I liked better.” data-reactid=”106″>Years ago, I had a body brush that had only bristles, and after having it for a couple of years, I decided to buy a brush with soft nodes to try out.

I quickly learned that I do not like the nodes and that I much prefer a brush with natural bristles only. I think I would have enjoyed the 30-day experience more if I had a brush I liked better.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”strongAny surprises?/strong” data-reactid=”107″>Any surprises?

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8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”There were some days that my skin was more sensitive than anticipated, and I would have to be a bit gentler with my strokes.” data-reactid=”108″>There were some days that my skin was more sensitive than anticipated, and I would have to be a bit gentler with my strokes.

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8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”strongHow did you feel afterward? What kind of changes did you notice?/strong” data-reactid=”125″>How did you feel afterward? What kind of changes did you notice?

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”Softer skin is an obvious side effect since;I was physically exfoliating;my entire body daily. I’m not sure about it being detoxifying, but I’m going to believe it! It did help with cellulite, but I have to admit that mine was very minimal to begin with.

I honestly don’t think dry body brushing is a magical cellulite cure.” data-reactid=”126″>Softer skin is an obvious side effect since I was physically exfoliating my entire body daily.

I’m not sure about it being detoxifying, but I’m going to believe it! It did help with cellulite, but I have to admit that mine was very minimal to begin with. I honestly don’t think dry body brushing is a magical cellulite cure.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”strongWhat did you like about it?/strong” data-reactid=”127″>What did you like about it?

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”I enjoyed the feeling of infusing my ordinary routine with this moment of self-care. There were days when I made a whole ritual out of it by applying a face mask, slipping into my robe and slippers,;enjoying a cup of warm lemon water, and even letting my bathroom fill up with steam before going in.

I’d extend my post-brushing showers with a face scrub and some luxe lotion after I’d toweled off.;I basically turned my home into a spa.

;” data-reactid=”128″>I enjoyed the feeling of infusing my ordinary routine with this moment of self-care. There were days when I made a whole ritual out of it by applying a face mask, slipping into my robe and slippers, enjoying a cup of warm lemon water, and even letting my bathroom fill up with steam before going in.

I’d extend my post-brushing showers with a face scrub and some luxe lotion after I’d toweled off. I basically turned my home into a spa.

 

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”strongWhat did you hate?/strong” data-reactid=”129″>What did you hate?

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”I hated that it was an extra step;before showering.;This might sound contradictory;to what I said I liked most about it, but while some days I loved that I was treating myself, there were definitely also;days;when I just wanted to jump in the shower without spending the time to do my dry body brushing first.

” data-reactid=”130″>I hated that it was an extra step before showering. This might sound contradictory to what I said I liked most about it, but while some days I loved that I was treating myself, there were definitely also days when I just wanted to jump in the shower without spending the time to do my dry body brushing first.

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8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”strongWould you try it again?/strong” data-reactid=”147″>Would you try it again?

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”This is such an easy;practice to incorporate, but I don’t think it will become a daily habit. I read that even doing it three times a week is beneficial.

” data-reactid=”148″>This is such an easy practice to incorporate, but I don’t think it will become a daily habit. I read that even doing it three times a week is beneficial.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.

8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”strongAny advice for anyone who’s thinking about trying it?/strong” data-reactid=”149″>Any advice for anyone who’s thinking about trying it?

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8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”I think the best thing about this is that it doesn’t need to be a daily thing. Even if you do it a couple of times every week, there are still benefits.

It’s an easy way to stimulate your body without having to, say, go out for a run. It’s not exactly the same, but hey! At least you’re doing emsomething/em.

” data-reactid=”150″>I think the best thing about this is that it doesn’t need to be a daily thing. Even if you do it a couple of times every week, there are still benefits.

It’s an easy way to stimulate your body without having to, say, go out for a run. It’s not exactly the same, but hey! At least you’re doing something.

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8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”bDaniel Green/b a href=https://www.whowhatwear.

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8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”bP.F.

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F. Candle Co.

Essentials Mini Candle Set ($35)

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8em)–sm” type=”text” content=”emUp next, a href=https://www.whowhatwear.

com/micro-needling-for-adult-acne target=_blank rel=nofollow noopenerhere’s what happened when I tried micro-needling to cure my breakouts forever/a./em” data-reactid=”305″>Up next, here’s what happened when I tried micro-needling to cure my breakouts forever.

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