31 days to a prettier 2017 : head to toe beauty …

January 20, 2017By stephanie

Over the past 20 days, we’ve focused on beauty from all angles top to bottom – so why stop? Beauty is not just about makeup, it’s about how you feel!

Day 20 : January 20

Start a dry brush routine!

I’m a huge fan of dry brushing the entire body. It’s a quick and easy way to exfoliate the entire body from head to toe, while also promoting detoxification and circulation. It’s even been known to help reduce the appearance of cellulite (yes, please!)

To dry brush, you just need to invest in a firmly bristled dry brush with a long enough handle to reach all over. Brushes are available almost anywhere they sell body care items, so it shouldn’t be too hard for you to find.


Using your dry brush, you want to use short brisk strings in an upwards motion, starting at the legs and working your way up to the stomach, arms, and your back (which is where a long handled brush comes in handy). Experts suggest 10-12 strings per body part before moving on to the next area. The best time to dry brush is early in the day, right before you jump in the shower.

YouTube has plenty of instructional videos to see how its done. And you can Google and shop around for different brushes.

Brush away!

TIP : Be firm with your grip and pressure … the exfoliating action plus the deep pressure will get your day started off right.

HOMEOWRK : Make it a habit. Even if you just have two minutes before you jump in the shower, dry brush. Eventually, it will become an automatic practice (like brushing your teeth) and you’ll do it on autopilot each morning!

quick beauty: dry brushing … get on it!

February 20, 2013By stephanie

We have started carrying dry brushes at the studio and while many people have heard of the routine, they aren’t quite sure what it is all about. Fair enough! For those of you who are curious, dry brushing is a great way to release the body of toxins, exfoliate the skin, and stimulate blood flow and the production of skin cells. The end result is softer, smoother, and glowing skin. Some even believe that daily dry brushing can improve the appearance of cellulite. The act of dry brushing (or skin brushing to some) is as quick as 3 to 5 minutes before you hope into the shower. All you need is a dry, natural bristle brush and some elbow grease.  Here is a video that shows you how it’s done! Try it!