Lately I've been going back to basics on my beauty regime in a bid to reduce the number of products I use. I'm already trying to take a more natural approach to what I put into my body, so it only makes sense to be more careful about what I put on my body too. Last winter I was having trouble with my skin, and a new regime sorted that out, and just recently I found the holy grail of shampoos (gentle, subtle smelling and cheap!) that reduced London-water build-ups that were leaving my hair lank and stringy. Now it's time to kick my skin into gear!
I've read about the benefits of body brushing in a few different magazines - increased circulation, smoother skin and even decreased cellulite thanks to even distribution of fat cells (if you can believe it..). Especially if you like to fake tan, it's an amazing way to exfoliate and get rid of all those dead skin cells. For the best results, you're supposed to brush in long strokes up towards your heart for 10 minutes before taking a shower or bath. I've been doing it for a few weeks now and while it feels weird and uncomfortable at first, once you get into the routine it's amazing. I picked up this body brush from The Body Shop and it's served me well so far!