Pamela Griffin VOYA UK’s Skincare business manager and superb therapist has given us her professional advice on all you need to know about body brushing with these top tips you will achieve that softly glowing skin just in time for the summer months
The nice spell of sun this week is a little reminder to us all that summer is on its way. Our legs and arms have been nicely hidden over the winter months but now it’s time show them off, pull out the summer clothes and start wearing them short sleeves and skirts.
What is Body Brushing?
Body brushing, also known as dry skin brushing, is a very simple and effective way of caring for the skin on your body. It is best done in the morning before you have a shower and it only takes a few minutes. The results you will see and feel are instant and I will warn you now you may become addicted. VOYA’s Exfoliating Body Brush uses only natural cactus hair ( I promise it’s not prickly!) meaning that the brush doesn’t lose hair and will last you a long time if you look after it.
Key Benefits of Body Brushing
Just like the skin on your face, the skin on the rest of your body needs to be exfoliated regularly in order to get rid of dead skin cells. This is very important for areas such as your knees, feet and elbows especially if you like to apply self-tan. Body brushing will leave your skin glowing and silky smooth.
- Reduce Cellulite
What’s not to like about this! It has been found that regular body brushing can help break down the fatty deposits that appear under the skin giving you that dimpled look on thighs, buttocks and arms. Gently body brushing those areas regularly can lead to a reduction in the appearance of cellulite. Combine regular body brushing with regular VOYA Lazy Days seaweed baths and you’re onto a winner!
- Speed up Your Lymphatic System
Your lymphatic system is very important as it helps eliminate waste and toxins from your body. When this system becomes sluggish the build-up of toxins and waste can lead to health problems. Body brushing will help your lymphatic systems break down the build-up of toxins, therefore, keeping your healthy. Drinking lots of water along with body brushing will make a big difference to the the efficiency of your lymphatic system which in turn will aid good health.
- It’s Relaxing and Energising at the Same Time
Spending a few minutes in the morning body brushing is a lovely way to help you focus on the day ahead. The rhythmic motion of body brushing will help you relax while the effect on your circulatory system will give you a boost of energy for the day ahead. Body brushing is a great way to prepare for the day in front of you mentally while injecting some energy into your muscles.
Top 5 Body Brushing Tips:
- Body brushing is best done in the morning; as it can give you a burst of energy
- Make sure your skin is dry before you begin the body brushing procedure
- Start from the feet working your way upwards towards your heart in the direction of blood flow and use a gentle pressure.
- Spend a minute or so on each limb and avoid the face.
- Simply sweep the brush over your skin and start to see and feel the benefits immediately.
For the ultimate VOYA skincare experience, our expert Skin Specialist Pamela Griffin recommends the following products to complement VOYA’s Exfolating Brush. As previously mentioned, Lazy Days is a great product to use in conjunction with body brushing in order to remove toxins and speed up the lymphatic system. It is not practical to have a seaweed bath every morning before going to work so VOYA’s Squeaky Clean shower wash is great product to use in the shower or bath after body brushing. Finally, finish the routine with an application of Softly Does It to lock in moisture and keep skin smooth for the day.Your skin will be ready for summer in no time!