Dry Brushing 101: Everything You Need to Know for Glowing Skin

Allie Flinn
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We tend to take note of anything perpetually glowy-skinned supermodels like Miranda Kerr and Molly Sims swear by, even when it's something as mysterious as dry brushing.

Chances are you've heard a little about this centuries-old beauty ritual, which has been taking Hollywood by storm for years. Is dry brushing the key to unlocking beaming, beautiful skin? Can it actually improve your overall health? Instead of blindly grabbing the first brush we could find and scrubbing away, we enlisted the help of Gary Dickman, former lead aesthetician at Ole Henriksen Face/Body Spa in Los Angeles, and dermatologist Jeanine Downie, MD, to fill us in on the benefits of dry brushing. Namely, whether or not it can actually get us Miranda Kerr's effortless, natural glow.

Keep reading to find out all the beauty benefits of dry brushing—plus, shop our picks at the end.

Next: Don't miss how to treat your cellulite like Kim Kardashian (hint: You'll need $17).

This story was originally published on July 24, 2014, and it has since been updated.

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