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

We tend to take note of anything perpetually glowy-skinned supermodels like Miranda Kerr and Molly Sims swear by, even if it's something as mysterious as dry brushing. Chances are that you've heard a little about this centuries-old beauty ritual that's been taking Hollywood over the past couple of 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 esthetician 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 Kerr's effortless, natural glow. Keep reading to find out all the beauty benefits of dry brushing, and shop our picks at the end.

Next up, we've worked out how you can make your shower just as relaxing as a bath.

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