‘Summer Essentials’- Body Brushing!
Happy sunny Monday 😉
So! this week my Summer Essential is all about getting our bods summer ready.
No, I’m talking about exercising!!
I’m talking about our skin…
Last week when I attended an ESPA event in CastleMartyr they had one of their experts give a talk about the importance of looking after our skin.
This seems pretty obvious I know.. But how well do we really look after our entire bodies?
Personally I focus on my face, making sure to do everything I can to cleanse/ moisturise/ exfoliate/ hydrate etc…
I look after my hands too by using good hand creams nightly.
The rest of my body gets some moisturiser after a shower at the most. Not too mention layers of tan constantly being applied.
So with all that in mind I’ve promised myself to take a few minutes to BODY BRUSH!
Body brushing is a fantastic thing to incorporate into your beauty routine.
There are so many benefits which include improved circulation, smoother skin, and a reduction in cellulite.
Plus it’s also great for preventing ingrown hairs and helping to remove the red bumps on the tops of your arms!
It’s obviously a good thing to do all year round but especially in the summer time , as it’ll help prepare your skin prior to your holidays too, meaning you’ll get a better tan!
Off I went to Boots to purchase a luxury body brush by Champneys.
Boots had a few to choose from but I liked the look of this one. It cost €13.00 so it won’t break the bank.
To use you simply brush your entire body on dry skin before you get into your shower.
Use upward sweeping motions, starting from your ankles and working your way up the body. Always use clockwise circular brushing movements around the naval, as this will improve sluggish digestion.
(If you feel your bristles are too hard you can soak them in warm water for a few hours to soften)
Your skin will feel better after even a few days use.
Incorporate this with using a good body polish at least once a week too.
I like this strawberry one from the Body Shop (€14.50) as it isn’t harsh on your skin. It’s gentle but very effective, leaving your skin feeling smooth and hydrated.
Are you a body brusher? If not give it a go, I bet you’ll love it too ? 😉