Exfoliating, Buffing or Scrubbing are not just beauty chore s designed to steal two minutes of precious sleep in the morning – they all have incredible health and skin benefits. Always, always, moisturize your skin after exfoliating, buffing or scrubbing. The moisture helps skin cells to mature and create a barrier. You need to rejuvenate your skin from head to toe with scrubs and creams that lift off the old and bring on the new.
For you face areas you might prefer the more traditional exfoliation creams that lift off dead skin cells without scrubbing.
You can also use this exfoliator or scrub on your hands to. Moisturizing face masks can be good on your hands also. Before you start remove any old nail varnish so the nails get a cleanse and a moisture burst too.
You should aim for at least once a week to give your hair and scalp a good wash to lift the dead skin and sebum from the scalp and pollution and styling products from the hair. This is very important particularly if you have pale blonde hair as pollution makes white hair look yellow.
As well as being good for scrubbing those hard to reach places body brushes are used by those in the know for dry body brushing – you gently brush the skin before getting into the shower or bath this is to promote blood circulation and elimination of toxins especially cellulite-prone areas buttock or thighs
Always brush towards the heart starting at your extremities such as the feet and hands.
What is a Bath Brush?
A Bath Brush is a long-handled plastic brush with soft bristles that is designed to massage and exfoliate the skin and stimulate blood circulation on hard-to-reach areas like your back.
Some things to consider -
- Bath Brushes can be made from recyclable plastic, so it is hard-wearing, durable and will not crack after being used in water for long periods, as well as being kind to the environment if you dispose of it correctly.
- Bath Brushes can also be made from wood.
- Making a wood bath brush is a more natural process and doesn't leave as large of a carbon footprint as manufacturing a plastic one.
- Nylon bristles are soft and provide very gentle exfoliation.
- Particularly good for use on dry skin that needs to be exfoliated regularly, it can also be used as an effective massage tool.
- Over time, wood can splinter and warp when exposed to continuous moisture--but plastic is susceptible to mildew
- Plastic bath brush handles can also shatter if dropped
- Body brushing, which helps stimulate circulation and improve the skin's appearance, requires a long-handled bath brush.
- When you use a bath brush, don't scrub your skin too vigorously or you might damage the protective acid mantle on your skin which helps fight bacteria, and this can make delicate skin more sensitive.
- Many beauty therapists recommend wood bath brushes with natural bristles for gentler body brushing.
- It is important to hang up your bath brush to dry completely instead of letting it sit in standing tub/shower water.
- There are mildew-resistant and shatterproof bath brushes are available.