Goop Founder Gwyneth Paltrow Swears by This Daily Wellness Practice

The actress revealed her go-to method for promoting lymphatic drainage on Instagram.
Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow.

As the founder and chief creative officer of wellness and lifestyle brand Goop, plenty of fans want to know exactly what practices Gwyneth Paltrow follows in her personal beauty and skincare routines. The 51-year-old actress divulged an absolute must for maintaining her well-being in an Instagram story earlier this week, in which she praised the powers of lymphatic drainage.

“I don’t go a day without dry brushing,” the Academy Award winner admitted. “I always do it before getting in the shower, it really helps exfoliate skin and increase circulation.”

In addition to sharing the major benefits of the practice, Paltrow provided her favorite dry brush with a link to Goop’s official site for purchase.

Ultimate Dry Brush, $25 (

As Paltrow mentioned, the brush is meant to be used before bathing, and this one features sisal fibers that work to gently exfoliate the skin. To reap the benefits, start at your feet and begin brushing in small, circular strokes as you move up your body.

Should you need more convincing to try it out, SI Swimsuit rookie Melissa Wood-Tepperberg is also a huge proponent of dry brushing. She’s stated that she tries to commit to the practice daily, and has told her followers that it changes the game in terms of not only promoting lymphatic drainage, but digestion, too. 

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