Body brushing can boost blood flow and circulation, which helps give you a beautiful, all-over glow. And when you pair body brushing with draining products that can help flush toxins from your system, you can support radiant and healthy skin as well as improved energy and feelings of wellness.
Here's how to add body brushing and draining to your skincare routine:
Choose a natural-bristle brush
To see the most benefits, choose an all-natural body brush made without synthetic fibers. The ELEMIS Body Brush is made of natural cactus bristle for the purest brushing experience. The brush not only boosts circulation and lymph flow, but removes the build-up of dead skin cells and can help disperse cellulite.
With proper care, a high-quality brush will last you years. To keep it in good shape, rinse the brush after every use and hang to dry.
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How to body brush
Body brushing must be done with a dry brush - this is most effective for boosting circulation. Use the brush in slow, small circles on your skin. Start at your ankles, then brush up your legs. Continue to the lower stomach and back. Brush down your arms, then finish by brushing the upper back and shoulders. Do not brush sensitive areas like the chest and face.
Draining and detoxification
Did you know that the body can shed one pound of waste through the skin every day? If you don't eliminate these toxins, they will be absorbed back into the system. Improve the effects of body brushing by using products that promote detoxification. The ELEMIS Spa At Home Cellutox Active Body Oil can be massaged into skin after you brush to help combat the build-up of toxins while leaving skin soft and smooth. You can also follow the ELEMIS Enhancement Program 3 months detoxification plan, which will cleanse the body of toxins while promoting weight loss and increased energy. And for enhanced detoxification, use the Ionithermie Ampoules A and B, which emulsify fatty deposits and increase circulation to support the dispersal of toxins.
Incorporate body brushing and drainage into your skincare routine and promote bright, beautiful and healthy skin.