The days when I body brush are amazing. Aside from the act of ‘self love’, my showers somehow feel nicer and I’m more energised when I get out. It’s lovely having that quick two or three minutes to do something for myself.
When I brush, I usually pay extra attention to my thighs and back of legs. Then it’s my bum and the backs of my arms. Everywhere else I’m more gentle but the process is always the same. I start at my feet and brush upwards towards the heart (and from the hands up on my arms). Depending on the type of brush I’m using I usually use small, circular, massage-like movements. The firmer the brush the less pressure I use. The key to good body brushing is allowing it to feel good. I don’t like hard brushing that leaves my skin feeling sore. I’m not aiming to scratch or damage my skin. Since I fell pregnant with Mia I’ve avoided my stomach. I think I was so focused on not getting stretch marks that I’d convinced myself that brushing my belly would do more harm than good. It’s just a habit that’s stuck.
There are two ways I body brush. I either dry brush/brush with oil (I swear by Elemis Frangipani Monoi Oil) before I get in the shower or I brush in the shower with a beautiful shower cream. If I’m in the shower brushing, I love Palmolive Milk & Honey Shower Milk for everyday use but my luxury go-to is the Dermalogica Conditioning Body Wash. The Aēsop Body Cleansing Slab is quite nice to use before bed, especially if I’ve brushed with the oil and need to wash it off.
Brushing removes dead skin cells and unclogs pores, leaving skin feeling softer and smoother.
Top to bottom: Round Body Brush – Body Shop | Cellulite Massage Brush – Mytlp | Elemis Frangipani Monoi Oil | Dermalogica Conditioning Body Wash | Aēsop Body Cleansing Slab | Palmolive Milk & Honey Shower Milk | Dermalogica Body Hydrating Cream
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