BEAUTY. FASHION. LIFESTYLE

12 July 2010

Dry Body Brushing

Before I go any further HAPPY BIRTHDAY BLOGGY!.Iv just realised my blog is officially 1 today.Although iv been neglecting my baby for the past few weeks due to the computer dying! I just want to say a big thank you to everyone old and new thats stuck with me along the way.I still cant believe people actually read things I write,it definitely puts a smile on my face.So heres to 1 year of blogging,and hopefully loads more.

Thanks again everyone for your support.xx

Now thats out the way,onto the post....



Iv decided to start body brushing.Iv heard so much about it,and apparently results are noticeable quite quickly.

Benefits of dry brushing...

1. Removes cellulite

2. Cleanses the lymphatic system

3. Removes dead skin layers

4. Strengthens the immune system

5. Stimulates the hormone and 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

11. AND it's easy, inexpensive and invigorating.

Theres loads of info on how to body brush onine,but to put it in a nut shell,It doesnt matter where you start,as long as you are doing fast sweeping motions towards the heart.For example when doing your legs,you would start from the feet up,and when doing arms you would start at the hand brushing towards the shoulder.

Its recommended to dry brush once a day,which is what I will be doing.

I picked up my brush from superdrugs for £4.99.It has a detachable handle which you will need when your doing your back.Its also a natural bristle brush,as synthetic ones could scratch or damage the skin.

Im currently on day 2,and my arms and legs are feeling really soft,I do hope I can keep this up to reap the real benefits.I can just see it now,a few months down the line my brush will be dusty and Il be wondering "what if"

I will keep you posted on any changes either on here or via twitter.

Until then,do any of you body brush,and have you seen results?

Also you may have seen me tweet yesterday about gradual tanners,I couldnt narrow it down so im asking again.What would you say the best gradual tanner is at the moment?I have nightmares of the yellow hue the johnsons one used to give me when it first hit the shelves.

Let me know ladies.x
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20 comments

  1. really this is amazing...love it...kindly visit my blog friend

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  2. I use a body brush, it's really good but I think you have to keep it up for a long time.

    I did it for about two weeks and then stopped, my skin started getting back to its usual self so I had to go back to it.

    It makes your skin feel really good though so I'd recommend it.

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  3. Congratulations on being 1 year old :) Your blog is fab and you deserve all your followers!
    I've been dry body brushing for a while- I quite often forget to do it but it definately has lots of benefits, I really noticed how toned my bum looked after doing it!
    x

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  4. Dove Summer Glow is fantastic. Very natural looking tan and you can easily maintain it by using it once every few days once you've reached your desired colour xx

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  5. @Lauren: thanks Lauren :-) my thighs feel rather firm after doing it.Fingers crossed I can kee it up.xx

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  6. Happy birthday to your wonderful bloggy lovely :)
    xxx

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  7. I body brush everday before shower and what a difference, I remember the first few times when I thought I wouldnt be able to stand the pain but it does get easier and doesnt hurt at all now!! I have noticed a big change in my skin on thighs, its a lot less dimply and my skin is really smooth too :)

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  8. @mumknowsbest: oooh really keep me updated.x

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  9. @Milly: thanks hun,glad I met you through it.x

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  10. idid not know brushing toned muscles good to know :) time to dry brush :)

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  11. Ive read about body brushing a few times recently and now im really keen to try it. It does make me curious as to why you have to brush up towards the heart though- what happens if you go the other way??

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  12. @Gemma: LOL I dont think its good to brush the other way,it causes some kind of strain,google it,but I thought the same b4 :s .x

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  13. Not sure about body brushing.

    But gradual tanners is something I do know about!

    I think the Dove one is least streaky but doesn't smell the best, but the Garnier one smells good even though you have to be more careful when you apply it.

    My garnier one is running low now though and if you can recommend one which smells good, isn't streaky and is a nice colour I'll make the switch!

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  14. @kayleya: have u tried the coco butter pamers one,iv just remembered that was one of the best I ever used,smelt yummy,and colour was so good.x

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  15. Happy bloggy birthday!

    I've dabbled with body brushing and the effects are fab, but as everyone else said I found that you have to stick with it. I've taken the lazy way out by using exfoliating gloves every day in the shower and its a bit easier.

    I really like the Garnier gradual tanner - it smells the nicest. The Dove one is quite good too. I even did okay with the L'Oreal Nutrisummer. Johnson's was my only total fail as it turned me a really odd colour.

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  16. happy birthday, beauty and the blog!

    as for body brushing, i've never heard of it before! i can't, for the life of me, figure how it could possible help the immune system or help digestion... but the benefits sound amazing! maybe i'll try it out. x

    -dani
    http://callitbeauty.blogspot.com/

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  17. awww Happy Birthday Bloggy!!!!

    I used to body brush - I got lazy and mine didnt have a handle so it was difficult - since I'm doing well with my diet maybe I should add in body brushing :) Might help get rid of my wobbly bits :) x

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  18. @*Onna's Little Blog*: @danni thanks girls,I think u should both try it then we can keep each other updated .x

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  19. Happy birthday, blog :-D

    I used to do body brushing and I remember feeling my skin improve and being less dry. I haven't done it in ages so think i'll take it up again :) xx

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  20. I'm very glad too sweetie :)
    Hopefully we shall see each other again soon...
    xx

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