I put that candle there to make it look all relaxing when in reality I was SO on edge due to this new coffee I have but that’s another story.
The ancient practice of body brushing is something I’ve found to be quite beneficial lately and I shall tell you why…
Many of us take care when moisturising, exfoliating and cleansing our face so why not the rest of our body. Brushing away dead skin cells not only leaves your skin glowing and feeling brand new but also helps your body eliminate wastes through the lymph nodes.
You could have poor circulation due to –
sitting at a desk all day
equally standing in a job all day
tight fitting jeans/trousers
Benefits of body brushing:
Helps to shed dead skin cells
Encourages new cell renewal
may reduce cellulite (the devil)
prevents ingrown hairs
helps to tone skin
Can leave you feeling energised
Helps your skin more easily absorb nutrients
I’ve gotten into the habit of brushing my skin each night and morning before my showers in gentle strokes starting from my feet working upwards, always towards the heart. Using this rotating brush means less work and helps you to focus on stubborn areas. Oils penetrate the skin faster after brushing away dead skin cells, I use this one by Weleda. It contains birch oil, butchers broom extract and wheatgerm oil and has a fresh, relaxing earthy scent.
Body brushing in the morning wakes me up and spurs me on to eat well throughout the day. Be sure you invest in a natural bristle body brush, you don’t want anything too corse which could scratch and damage skin over time. You can dry or wet brush, both will leave you feeling invigorated and healthy.