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How to body brush like a pro

How to body brush like a pro

First up in our bite-sized #BeautyBrushUp lesson is body brushing…

Getting back to the very basics and mastering the beauty tips that really make a difference is knowledge worth knowing. We’re sharing our expert advice and bringing you essential beauty IQ that not only has visible benefits for your skin but also leaves you with a feeling of wellbeing and balance.

First up in our bite-sized #BeautyBrushUp lesson is body brushing…

1. What is body brushing?
Body brushing is the practice of scrubbing skin with a dry brush as a way to exfoliate skin and improve circulation. This is one treatment you’ll find at a luxury Spa that can effectively be done at home, as long as you follow the correct technique and have the right tools.
 

2. Why is body brushing important?
For many reasons; firstly it’s a great way to exfoliate skin, it will gently remove dead skin cells (encouraging cell renewal) to instantly improve your skins appearance.  Done regularly brushing reduces and prevents cellulite – but most importantly it has real health benefits too. Body brushing increases blood circulation, helping to pump oxygen to your skin, as well as aiding lymphatic drainage, which encourages your body to remove any toxins. It also helps with muscle tone and stimulates nerve endings.
 

3. How to body brush like a pro
Learn the technique we recommend in 3 simple steps.
Step 1 Start on dry skin before bathing. Begin by brushing in a small circular stroke, building to longer, smooth strokes. Always start at your ankles and work upward –this is the direction lymphatic fluid flows through the body and it’s always best to work with your body, rather than against it.
Step 2 The exception to this rule is your back, when brushing your back begin at the neck and work down towards your lower back. Be cautious of sensitive areas and never brush over inflamed skin, sores, sunburn or skin cancer.
Step 3 Once you have finished dry body brushing wash away dead skin cells to prevent clogged pores and follow with a body oil or cream for total nourishment.

 

4. If you only rememer one thing...
Post body brushing is the optimal time to apply any body products. If you have a particular concern, dry skin or loss of firmness use products that cater to your needs after body brushing. Not only will they melt into skin quickly, they’ll absorb deeper making them more effective. Additionally, applying your favourite body oil with gentle massage will increase relaxation and wellbeing. 

Body brushing regularly, as well as body massage will enhance muscle tone, drain away toxins and prevent cellulite. Combine this technique with complementary products and you’ll see results quickly! For firm, tighter skin and reducing or preventing cellulite see our Super Toning Body collection.

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How to body brush like a pro
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