Friday, 27 November 2015

Body brushing

Body brushing has been on my radar for a few years, since hearing that Miranda Kerr swears by it daily. If you're not familiar, it involves taking a large bristle brush and brushing your dry skin.

Body brushing is supposed to stimulate your lymphatic system and eliminate toxins, increase blood circulation and exfoliate the skin, along with a myriad of other health benefits. There's quite a bit out there about the proper way to body brush, some of which is very prescriptive and can take up to 20 minutes. I'm much more relaxed: I start at my feet and ankles, brushing my skin in circular motions upward, then my legs, upper body, and finally in a downward motion on my back. You have to do it on dry skin, so I tend to do it every day before my shower.

I use a brush from the Body Shop (pictured above) and the long handle is brilliant for getting to my back. I find body brushing excellent for exfoliating before shaving and it also gets my blood pumping, so I favour doing it in the morning.

I'll never look like Miranda Kerr unfortunately, but her body brushing technique is something I've really gotten into.

Is this something you'll incorporate into your grooming routine?
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