This $10 Tool Is the Key to Soft, Glowing Skin, According to Over 1,200 Amazon Reviewers

Even A-listers like Gwyneth Paltrow are fans of this exfoliation technique.

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Woman's arm holding dry brush to top of her leg. Cellulite treatment, dry brushing.

It's hardly a beauty secret that exfoliating is one of the most important steps in your routine for super soft skin. When you (gently!) slough off dead skin cells, your skin becomes instantly smoother and better equipped to absorb your go-to moisturizer. While facial and body exfoliators are pretty popular already — who can resist a good sugar scrub? — there's a tool you can use for an even more powerful treatment. And for just $10, you can try it for yourself.

The C.S.M. Body Brush (Buy It, $10, was $12, amazon.com) has earned over 6,200 perfect ratings from shoppers who use it for dry brushing their skin before showers. If you're unfamiliar with the technique, dry brushing is exactly what it sounds like: brushing your bare skin (arm, legs, stomach, back, butt—pretty much anywhere except your face) in upward strokes with a soft yet sturdy bristled brush to remove layers of dead skin cells and boost circulation. "The light pressure against your skin and the direction in which you brush helps move lymph fluid into the lymph nodes so this waste can then be eliminated," Robin Jones, spa director at Lake Austin Spa Resort in Austin, Texas, previously explained to Shape.

That being said, this technique is essentially a combination of traditional exfoliation and massage, and it makes your skin softer, smoother, and more radiant — so it's no wonder celebrities like Gywneth Paltrow swear by regular dry brushing. And A-listers aren't the only fans of the technique; Amazon shoppers also love it and have even hailed this budget-friendly dry brush as a skin-care savior: "This thing is life-changing," one shopper wrote. "It scrubs away dead skin and grime way better than the dollar store poofs I was using."

C.S.M. Body Brush

C.S.M. Body Brush for Wet or Dry Brushing
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"I literally use this dry brush every single day. It is my best friend," wrote one five-star reviewer. "I have a lot of cellulite on my thighs because that's where all my weight goes to, and I dry brush, then exfoliate when I'm in the shower, and OMG—I've seen a huge difference in my skin! My boyfriend compliments how soft my skin is all the time."

Other shoppers noted that the C.S.M. Body Brush is a particularly helpful tool for soothing rough skin. "I have very dry, flaky skin and poor blood circulation (my fingers and toes are in a constant state of cold)," another shared. "I started incorporating this once a week. My skin is visibly brighter, my circulation has improved, and my skin feels soft for a few days after use. My butt and shoulder acne has started to diminish."

To try the technique yourself, before you shower (in the morning or at night), start at your ankles and gradually move up your body, brushing your legs, middle, and arms with long, upward strokes. Then, hop in the shower to wash off any dead skin cells, and follow up with a body moisturizer once you're out. Your skin will feel softer and smoother instantly, but many people see more impressive results with continued use — a few days a week, if not daily.

The C.S.M. Body Brush is a small, simple tool to incorporate into your pre-shower routine, and customers swear it delivers pretty game-changing results. The best news? You can add it to your shower caddy for a cool $10, since it's already discounted for Black Friday. Scoop it up now and don't even give dry winter skin a chance.

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