Skin-smoothing and instant-exfoliating magic. For those yet to experience dry brushing — the art of massaging your entire body with a stiff-bristled brush — it’s time to give your limbs some self-care for the new season.
An ancient tradition used for centuries, this skin-perfecting ritual has since been scientifically proven as the most effective cellulite treatment trialled (as conducted on BBC’s ‘The Truth About Looking Good’ - a 5-week experiment on women who body brushed daily, and saw an improved appearance of their skin and a 26% reduction in cellulite). We have been sharing our positive experiences about this detoxifying spa technique for many years through our treatments.
Meet your secret to radiant summer skin: sourced from natural Agave Cactus, the specially designed, round-tipped bristles of our Revive Body Brush will make for your new favourite self-care tool.
How is dry brushing beneficial?
1.It encourages the renewal of healthy cells by sweeping away dead skin cells
2.Stimulates blood circulation and lymphatic drainage to flush out toxins
3.Clears and smooths your skin ready for better absorption of your body products
4.Rejuvenates the nervous system, energises the whole body and leaves you feeling refreshed with softer, brighter skin
"You can use body brushing as a mindful moment to calm, centre and focus your thoughts", says Aromatherapy Associates Global Head of Education and Wellbeing, Christina Salcedas. "It normally takes me 2 minutes to do my entire body - 5 strokes in the same location then moving around the part of the body I am doing. Or at least until you can see some 'erythema', or redness due to increased blood flow. I use this special technique daily before bathing or showering".
When dry brushing, stroke in light upward motions following the blood flow towards the heart, paying extra attention to areas prone to any dryness and uneven texture. It is imperative you do this before showering, to open up your pores and get skin glowing.
Our Simple Guide
STEP ONE: On dry skin, starting from your toes, gently brush with short lifting strokes all the way up and around one leg, then the next.
STEP TWO: Continue to brush around your torso upwards towards your heart. Careful around sensitive areas, and focusing on the stomach and waist to get the circulation really going around those stubborn areas.
STEP THREE: Brush along and around each arm, again towards the heart, and finish across your shoulders.
STEP FOUR: Step into your bath or shower using our Revive Body Wash to cleanse, then finish by either massaging in Revive Body Oil to intensively nourish, or Revive Body Gel for a lighter formulation that will continue to refine the texture of your skin.
“Your Lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs that help the body get rid of toxins, waste and other unwanted materials which is exactly what you need when preparing for your perfect summer skin. Use our Revive Body Brush daily to stimulate this natural process and start seeing real results", says Christina.
Don't wait — try out our simple, daily 2-minute pre-bath or shower routine and enjoy amazing improvements in your skin texture and a revitalising boost for the warm months ahead.