Dry Body Brushing

I have recently started dry body brushing and I am really impressed with the results so I thought I would write a blog on it in case its something you don’t currently do, or have been thinking about doing.

Dry body brushing is basically brushing your skin with a firm bristled brush. It has many benefits which include –

  • Improved circulation
  • Reduced cellulite
  • Improve immune system
  • Increase energy levels
  • Fresher, smoother skin
  • Prevents ingrown hairs

I brought my body brush for a few pounds off Amazon but you can get them from any drug store and places like the Body Shop as well as beauty websites.

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How to use your body brush –

Start at soles of your feet and work your way up the body using upward strokes. Always brush in the direction of your heart. When brushing your stomach and chest use clockwise sweeps following the direction of your digestive system. Pay special attention to backs of thighs or areas where you have cellulite.

The pressure used should be stimulating enough to increase circulation but gentle on your skin. You should see a rosy flush to the areas you have brushed. It’s good to try to give a minimum of 3 minutes for this whole body brushing, ideally 3 times a week.

I always shower after brushing then I apply my favourite moisturizer. At the moment I am using Vaseline Intensive Care.

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Results I have noticed –

My skin is much softer and smoother and my fake tan application is much easier. I feel really energised after brushing and there is something really satisfying about doing too.

I have noticed the most improvement in my feet and legs. My skin in these areas is much brighter and smoother.

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I am probably brushing about twice a week at the moment so I am going to increase that to three times which is whats recommended.

Do you body brush? What results have you seen?

Thanks for reading

Louise

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