6 reasons why exfoliating and body brushing needs to be in your beauty regime!

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Exfoliation removes dead skin cells from the surface of the skin using abrasive scrubs or chemical acids. Exfoliation has many benefits year round:

1. Brightens skin
Old skin cells can leave skin looking dull, rough, and dry and the excess oil clogs pores, leading to blemishes and acne.

Exfoliating Body Polish – £34

A cooling and revitalising body scrub to refine, smooth and refresh skin, while helping to boost hydration. Apricot Seed Kernels gently sweep away dry, dull skin, Spearmint cools and refreshes while Aloe Vera hydrates and conditions.

2. Allows creams to penetrate deeper into the skin
Proper exfoliation removes the barrier of dead skin cells clogging the skin and uncovers fresh new cells below allowing products to penetrate deeper.

3. It Helps Minimise Cellulite
This is because it can both tighten skin and help with water retention, by improving lymph and blood circulation. In the long-run, your legs will be smoother and firm.

ESPA Detoxifying Salt Scrub – £38

A deeply cleansing body scrub to refine, smooth and clarify, for intensely hydrated and replenished skin. Natural Sea Salts sweep away dry, dull skin, Grapefruit, Cypress and Eucalyptus cleanse while Sweet Almond Oil nourishes and hydrates. Suitable for all skin types, especially dry, rough skin or those in need of an uplifting boost  

4. It Can Remove Toxins
body brushing has also been found to increase lymphatic drainage, the body’s built-in waste removal system. While this does function automatically, certain factors can cause it to slow down and become sluggish. When the system becomes stagnant, it allows toxins to build up. Body brushing is one of the easiest ways to jump-start this system. by removing excess toxins and bacteria, we’re helping to support our immune system. It has also been linked to improving digestion.

5. Make your tan last longer
Before tanning you should make sure you’ve exfoliated, actually tanning or not you should exfoliate your skin! Exfoliating with a loofah or scrubber helps get rid of the top layer of dead skin. If you exfoliate prior to tanning, your tan will start to develop on the fresh new skin that was underneath. Keeping your skin Hydrated, will help the tanner last even longer.

6. It Prevents Ingrown Hairs
Ingrown hairs can crop up when the hair follicle is obstructed by dead skin cells, which is where exfoliation comes in.

ESPA Skin Brush  – £20 

The Spa’s guide to body brushing – Perform daily starting at the ankles, circulating in upwards movements working towards the heart. Combine with drinking lots of water for best results.

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