The Art of Body Brushing
A new wave of at home beauty pampering has occurred in the form of Body Brushing. When one takes an often round brush, full of dense tough hairs, and often massages and brushes the skin in long upward motions. This skin perfecting ritual has been known to diminish the appearance of cellulite and improve an uneven skin tone, introducing the art of body brushing.
For optimal benefits, you should body brush every day, however if you have sensitive skin this may be too often.
Step 1 - Legs
On dry skin start at the thigh, and brush in an upwards motion, working from the top of the thigh to your knee, make sure to work all the way round your way around your thigh, then work from the top of your calf all the way down to your feet.
TIP: Body brushing can improve circulation, brushing before or after long haul flights can reinvigorate your skin, body and mind.
Step 2 – Torso
Starting with your sides, glide the brush in upwards motions towards the heart starting from one side and brushing in straight lines and working your way around to the other side.
TIP: For particular areas of concern you can start to circle the brush clockwise in an upward motion and repeat two or three times.
Step 3 – Back
You may want someone to give you a hand here, or use a body brush with an extended handle for hard to reach areas. Working in upwards motions towards the heart.
Step 4 – Arms & Shoulders
Start at the upper arm, sweeping the brush in upwards motions, pausing over stubborn areas if needed, work down to the elbow, but making sure you cover all the way round the arm. Then work from the elbow to the wrist.
To maximize the effects of this beauty ritual follow with firming body or hydrating body cream such as the Renewing Rose Body Cream.
- Melissa Chong