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  1. Dry skin brushing changed my life! I also highly recommend it. When I get lazy and skip a few days my skin starts looking dry, flaky and dull. Also I find it’s the best way to truly absorb the oil/moisturizer you’re using. Thanks for the awesome tips!

    ~ GGG

    • Crunchy Betty

      Right? Last winter, I dry brushed every day – and my skin was amazing (especially for it being the dead of the winter). For some reason, I fell out of the habit … trying to get myself back in it!

      There’s nothing better than dry brushing before the shower, using a sugar or salt scrub in the shower, and then dusting with scented arrowroot when you get out.


  2. This post made me laugh out loud. I’m not a coffee drinker, but I certainly WOULD forget about it if I did that! :)

    Love these tips, I’m thinking this week I’ll be trekking to Walgreens…

    Sarah M

    • Crunchy Betty

      Hope they still have the brushes there! If not, they’re pretty much anywhere else you can buy body care stuff. I hear the Body Shop has a really stellar one, but I can’t recommend based on experience.

      PS – Be glad you’re not a coffee drinker. I wasn’t one for 32 years of my life. And now … it has its watery brown claws deep in my heart.


      • yeah, I think it would have happened by now…I worked as a barista in a coffee shop for 3 years! If that didn’t work, I don’t know what would do it. :)


  3. I don’t have any cellulite! What exactly are you suggesting? But I do need to get back into the skin brushing.

  4. Dry skin brushing? I have never heard of that before. Must get one now. And yay! Something I can make with coffee without having to drink it! (Sorry, I don’t like coffee. I know, it’s weird.) Of course, now I’ll have to buy some.

    • Crunchy Betty

      I am seriously shocked by how many people here don’t drink coffee. It’s a travesty! (Or luck on your part, ’cause a coffee addiction is … well, it’s an addiction.)

      I’m also really surprised you hadn’t heard of dry brushing before. Makes me REALLY happy I posted this – ’cause if you, of all people, haven’t heard of something like this, probably a lot of peeps haven’t.

      You’re my very own litmus test, girlie.

  5. I’m a dry brush virgin too….sounds intriguing. I do have to admit that tihs summer when the super fit leader of my triathlon training group stripped down to her bikini I was a little satisfied when I noticed that she wasn’t immune to the little dimples too.

    • Crunchy Betty

      I double dog dare you to give her a dry brush for Christmas.

      And then get yourself one. They really do give you energy.

      (Although when I use it, I have this really weird obsession about how my invisible skin cells are flying off all over the bathroom. Sometimes I even look for them.)

  6. Now I need to know what kind of brush.

    • Crunchy Betty

      A body brush, Lori.

      That kind.

      They sell ’em in most personal care aisles (around the bath stuff) of stores. They’re the really soft-bristled, long-handled brushes that you never quite know what you’re supposed to use ’em for (until now, anyway). Although I did notice today that there are some available that sit in the palm of your hand. Not sure how you dry brush your back that way, though.

      Unless you’re really flexible.

  7. Not a coffee drinker so I could def use up those grains in my cabinet that are waiting patiently on guests that I never invite over.

    Seriously, these are great tips! Never heard of dry skin brushing but I googled it and I do believe I will be starting soon! LOVE that I learn something new with each post!

  8. Excellent tips … many which I’ll need to try. I have to admit to laughing — really — about the seaweed, though. I used to work at a salon … and did the seaweed wraps … and hated it profusely … and wrote a post not long ago about how very, very much I hated it. Truly my worst job ever! (But not necessarily because of the seaweed.)

  9. Yes, dry brushing is the BOMB!! and so why have I slacked on it?? not sure, but this post has definitely motivated me to get back to it – thanks for the reminder….oh and I most definitely drink coffee…and I most definitely LOVE it! even though my husband tries to get me to switch to tea, which is fine too, but I’m just not giving up my java!

  10. Pixie

    Cellulite is such a pressing issue that I have to leave two comments on the same blog in the same of five minutes.

    Firstly, it is full like you read my mind. Just the other day I was whinging to myself about cellulite and my wish to wear outrageous short shorts or tshirts as a dress. Hemlines should be disregarded.

    I hadn’t heard about AVC before so I’ll give that a try.

    Regarding body brushes. I have one from the Body Shop (which my dog has thoughtfully left a few bite marks on) and I like it although I’ve been lazy about it recently. The reason is supposed to be so good is because it has cactus bristles. So I imagine that a bodybrush with cactus bristles from another brand should be just as good.

    Lastly heres a bodyscrub recipe with coffee. I haven’t tried because I’m too broke for the ingredients but I plan to do when I have the money. I’ve been using an abbreviated version and love waking up to coffee scented showers.

    Firming coffee scrub
    The scrub is gentle enough for everyday use and leaves skin silky smooth.

    1½ cups cane sugar
    ¼ cup ground coffee beans
    ¼ cup shredded coconut
    ¾ cup macadamia nut oil or olive oil
    1 tsp. honey
    3-5 drops essential oil of choice

    Mix sugar, ground coffee beans, coconut, and oil in a bowl until fully combined. Add honey followed by the essential oil.
    Transfer the mixture to a plastic container with a lid. (The scrub will keep for 1 to 2 weeks sealed at room temperature.)
    Rub a generous scoop of the scrub over your arms, legs, stomach, chest, and bottom, scrubbing medium to hard depending on your sensitivity. (Skin should be moist when applying the scrub.)
    Rinse off in the shower under warm to hot water, ensuring the sugar crystals disintegrate completely. Pat dry to allow the oils to soak into your soft, glowing skin.
    Note: Those with very sensitive skin may wish to use pure cane sugar because it is less abrasive than raw.

    • Crunchy Betty

      Oooh, love it, as always. I LOVE the idea of using actual shredded coconut in a recipe. I may have to break out my creative brain soon and see what else I can come up with.

      Are the cactus bristles painful at all? That just sounds like it hurts? Heh.

      Big love!

  11. Cool! I will have to invest in a body brush, sounds like something I would totally do and tell all my friends. Just more reason for them to call me “weird”. Ya, I’m weird for wanting to care for my body with earth’s treasures!

    • Crunchy Betty

      Haha. I know what you mean. Eventually, they just learn to accept it. The first few times I popped over to my neighbors with a hair and face mask on, she laughed until she was blue. Now she asks me to bring her some!

  12. This is great! I have recently become painfully aware of cellulite on my thighs and tummy…and I’m not overweight. It shows up worst in the bright sunlight (like you said!!), especially since I’m quite pale. I’ve never paid attention to body brushing, but am on it as of tonight! Great ideas…as always!

  13. I thank God I don’t have much cellulite. there’s a little but only visible with my clothes off and even still just a pinch. (OK was that TMI Or what? LOL)

    I wouldn’t however do skin brushing every day. It’s a little like exfoliating. You aren’t really exfoliating but the brush does remove some

    Skin brushing twice a week should be sufficient but that’s my humble opinion :-)


  14. Ruby S

    Awesome site, really helpful stuff! Found you through Pinterest. 
    Girlfriends Are Like Shoes

  15. Cara

    Going to have to try this.  Got anything for stretch marks?  I’m afraid I have those, too, though I’ve never noticeably gained weight.  But, I used to dance regularly, and the shape of my body has changed slightly since it had to be cut out of my schedule.  Any crunchy Mederma solutions?

  16. Madeleine

    got any ideas for scars? i have a ton, because i used to pick off my scabs when i was little….. and i have a huge purply ugly one from a few years ago when i fell and gashed my knee open…..

  17. archiefarrington

    I don’t drink coffee so I quickly picked some up at the store and then notice when I go home home it is instant coffee. I used it with lotion and will also try it in the shower and let you guys know how it goes :P


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