Body Brushing

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

by Adele

source: edensgate
Did you know that the skin is the largest, most important eliminative organ in the body & is responsible for one quarter of the body's detoxification each day?

I first learnt about the benefits of body brushing when on holiday in St Lucia at Le Sport. You get a daily spa treatment included in your holiday, some of which started with body brushing. It was so invigorating & beneficial I was hooked!!!

Benefits of Dry Skin Brushing:
1. Removes cellulite
2. Cleanses the lymphatic system
3. Removes dead skin layers
4. Strengthens the immune system
5. Stimulates the hormone & oil-producing glands
6. Tightens the skin preventing premature aging
7. Tones the muscles
8. Stimulates circulation
9. Improves the function of the nervous system
10. Helps digestion

Top Tips for Body Brushing:
1. Always brush your dry & naked body before you shower or bathe so you can wash off the impurities from the skin as a result of brushing.

2. Use long sweeping strokes starting from the bottom of your feet upwards, & from the hands towards the shoulders, & on the torso in an upward direction, which helps drain the lymph back to your heart.
Note: Stroking away from your heart puts extra pressure on the valves within the veins & lymph vessels & can cause ruptured vessels & varicose veins.

3. Use light pressure in areas where the skin is thin & harder pressure on places like the soles of the feet.

4. Skin brush once a day, preferably first thing in the morning. It takes about 15 minutes to brush your whole body, but any time spent brushing will be beneficial. If you are feeling ill, increasing the treatments to twice a day is good. You can also dry brush areas of cellulite five to 10 minutes twice a day to achieve cellulite dissolving but the technique needs to be done consistently for a minimum of five months.

5. Avoid sensitive areas & anywhere the skin is broken ie skin rashes, wounds, cuts, and infections.

6. Once showered, dry off vigorously & massage your skin with pure plant oils such as olive, avocado, apricot, almond, sesame, coconut or cocoa butter. I use Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula Lotion with SPF

7. Clean your brush using soap and water once a week.


Do you body brush? If not, come on girls get brushing!!!

19 Lovely Comments:

Sizzle and Zoom said...

This post was so helpful. I did not know any of it and I pride myself in skin care, care. Thanks for this. I will be adding a new routine to my beauty regimen.

Emma said...

Great post, I don't body brush but after reading this I am definitely going to give it a try! Cheers for the tips...hoping for some silky smooth summer skin x

A. said...

Sounds like an awesome vacation in St. Lucia! I didn't know about all these benefits of body brushing. I think I may have to have regular sessions! Thank u for sharing and thx for dropping by my blog! -A


Erin said...

What a great and helpful post! I didn't know you could dry brush your skin!


Arushi Khosla (Bohemian Like You) said...

My mom is completely anal about skincare so I've always been taught how to do everything perfectly- thank god because I haven't needed any help! But thanks for the tips anyway! You have lovely skin.

I'm having a giveaway- Parisian Chic by Ines de la Fressange, the international It Girl and Karl Lagerfeld's muse:

letizia said...

great post Adele ! you know what, I've never tried these, but if you say that it helps removing cellulite I wanna try !!
I should use more skincare also, and less make up;)

Alicia said...

I body brush too :) Great tutorial, thanks for sharing!
Alicia Mi Mundo ❤

Neris said...

Awesome post! I body brush too... At least twice a month! And to answer your question; my photos were taken in my hometown Split (Croatia)... Comme on, tell me you visited :)



Fashion Fractions

FashionJazz said...

Loved your post! :)

Call me M said...

This is a great post! Thank you for your tips!
I've never brushed my skin, but I do a lot of peeling and using special soaps and cremes for cellulite. But that's a great idea, I will definitely buy a brush and try it in the future.
Thank you so much for commenting on my blog! :)

le sorelle said...

This is such a great idea! I'll have to give it a try :)

sorelle in style

kristina@beancakes said...

i so believe in body brushing!! thank you for your lovely comments!!
xo ~ kristina

Alina F. said...

Great post!I really loved it, great tips!xoxo

yiqin; said...

great tips :D

Amanda said...

I have not body brushed in the past...but I will be giving it a try!

P.S. I ADORE your nails!

Alma said...

Thank you so much for giving this advice! My skin looks horrible and I think this may be what I need to make it look perfect again. I'm definatelly gonna try it :D

xoxo said...

I will just do it tonight!!! Great post!

fashiongamble said...

great post
Would love to have your as a follower

apa essay format said...

Very well explained of brushing facts...well the photos are so clear to have gained knowledge about...I really appreciate you for addressing this issue thanks..


intotheblonde... All rights reserved © Blog Milk Powered by Blogger