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Body brushing is the beauty regime must have to stimulate healthy skin renewal by using a natural bristle brush to gently massage your body for some serious skin benefits. The practice has been around for a long time but surprisingly not enough of us have incorporated into our weekly routine.

Dry body brushing is often seen as the at-home practice for reducing the appearance of cellulite, the power of regular body brushing firms and tones the skin while removing dead skin making for glowing, brighter body. The process of dry body brushing also assists in boosting our circulation and stimulating lymphatic drainage and the connective tissue under the skin to boost circulation to the heart and to rid the body of toxins. Yes, please!

body-brushImage Credit Wild Poppy 

HOW TO DO IT

Beginning at the feet with a sturdy yet soft natural bristle brush, move upwards in small strokes towards the heart. Go up each leg and arm in this motion, then use circular motions across your abdomen and back (you may need an extra helping hand for your back).

WHEN YOU SHOULD DO IT

Dry body brushing can be done as part of to daily regime however listen to your skin, as exfoliating that often can leave the skin stripped back. If your skin is quite sensitive, body brushing can be incorporated in your regime once every few weeks. Dry body brushing is best done before a shower or bath and be sure to lather yourself with a deeply nourishing lotion or body oil.

Alternate your shower temperatures from hot to cold to invigorate skin.

THINGS TO NOTE

Depending on how often you are using your body brush, it is necessary to wash your brush regularly with warm soapy water or baby shampoo and leave in a well ventilated area to dry. This will reduce the bacteria and remove any skin cells from exfoliation along with prolonging the life of your brush.

Feature image credit – Elemis 

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Sara Pull

Sara is a Sydney based fashion, beauty and lifestyle writer with an appreciation for slow living. Her writing is fuelled with the intent to support Australian labels and share the stories of the people and brands exploring ethical and sustainable practices in the beauty and fashion industries. When she doesn’t have her head in a computer or isn’t putting pen to paper you can find Sara by the ocean or drinking excessive cups of tea with friends.

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