Exfoliating

Body Beautiful: Body Brushing & Aloe Vera

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Dry body brushing is one of the best things you can do to keep your skin in tip top condition. There are loads of other added benefits; increasing blood circulation, shedding dead skin cells (exfoliating), improving vascular blood circulation and lymphatic drainage; releasing toxins, unclogging pores and stimulating nerve endings rejuvenating the nervous system. Before showering or moisturising use the brush in upward long stroking movements and always in the direction towards the heart; you can start from your ankles and work your way up. It’s such an invigorating feeling so ideal to awaken your body and mind to get going, especially in the mornings.

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Exfoliating: Scratch the Surface

As I’m writing this ‘No Scrubs’ has popped into my head. Not the kind of scrub TLC are talking about but face scrubs or exfoliants for more precise skincare terms. So a while back I went for a LVL ( Length, Volume, Lift) Lash Lift (I’ll be posting on this in the coming months) and as I get all chatty with the therapist wanting to know any insider skincare knowledge – I was telling her how I felt like my skin wasn’t healing anymore after blemishes. I’ve always had spots so I’m pretty used to the fact my skin will never be spotless, but they were always reactive to healing products. I’ve usually applied either Sudocream or a spot treatment (at the moment my favourite is Evologie Intensive Blemish Serum) or a bit of sun (in safe doses with SPF of course!) which would usually assist in this process. Now however it seems to take a good couple of weeks for it to fully heal then dry out and flake for the new skin to appear, leaving red marks which takes ages to disappear although not completely. The therapist explained how as you get older (eek!) your skin cell turnover starts to slow down hence this drawn out healing process. So as we started to discuss age and I admitted I’m in my very late 20’s (I’ve now turned 30!) she said now is the time to step up the routine and most importantly, and here’s the key word people – exfoliate.

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