Body brushing is one of the most economical and efficient ways to bring out the best of your skin, it is good for everyone, including those with sensitive skin.
– pushes the body’s ability to eliminate toxins through the lympathac system (detox); this elimination process helps break down fatty pockets, responsible for cellulite
– exfoliates and tones the skin
– slows down the process of aging
– alleviates muscle tension
– increases blood flow and improves circulation.
– tightens the skin, making it less prone to wrinkles
Make upward, sweeping movements, starting at your feet. Work up to your legs, thighs, buttocks, stomach. Go gentle on the thighs and stomach area (brushing too hard on your thighs may break tiny blood vessels and create broken veins or capillaries).
Then move onto your breasts, shoulders, and arms. Remember to work towards the heart. Concentrate on your elbows, and use gentle strokes on your breasts. Choose a long handle body brush for your back. Your back is one of the most neglected areas on our body. Your back needs skin care products just like the rest of your body.
If you have sensitive skin, wet the mitt and use it in the bath or shower with a natural soap or soap free cleanser. The water reduces the friction of the body brush so it will minimize any damage.
Check out this video for a visual guide.
Consider body brushing on a daily basis; those who only occasionally dry brush do not see the benefits of a reduction in cellulite or overall radiant skin tone. Fit dry brushing into your daily routine and you will see a big difference on your skin, and feel the increase energy and vitality in your body. It’s also another self love technique.