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Why It’s Time To Start Body Brushing

Body brushing is a great way to exfoliate your skin. You can easily do it at home by using a brush with natural bristles. Choose a brush with a long handle so that you can reach your back and shoulders.

Dry brushing can be done at any time. If you do it before your morning shower you will feel the benefit. This is because dry brushing invigorates the skin so you’ll feel energised afterwards. But, if you prefer to incorporate into your evening cleansing routine you can.

What are the benefits of dry brushing?

Gently rubbing your skin increases circulation and gets your blood flowing. This is good for your skin because it also stimulates drainage from the lymphatic system. This helps to reduce the build-up of toxins.

Exfoliation also helps to prevent ingrown hairs by brushing away the dead skin cells that sometimes trap hair. Once the dead skin cells are sloughed away the skin underneath is softer and smoother. If you moisturise afterwards your skin will absorb any creams or gels more efficiently.

Does it reduce cellulite?

It won’t reduce it permanently. But, it can give you a temporary improvement as brushing your skin causes it to swell and smooth out cellulite for a short time.

Is body-brushing suitable for all skin types?

Anyone who doesn’t have sensitive skin or eczema will benefit from body brushing. Rubbing skin that is already sore or red can cause more irritation. If you have sensitive skin rather than rubbing use a gentle body scrub.

How regularly should I exfoliate?

There’s no need to exfoliate every day. Once or twice a week is a good guide to follow.

Exfoliating the skin on your face has a number of benefits including the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. Microdermabrasion is a painless non-invasive method of getting rid of dead skin cells. Check out your nearest Skin base therapist to book a session.

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