If you have rough, dull patches of skin, wouldn't you love to have the velvety, baby-soft skin that you had when you were younger? Believe it or not, it's possible. When you regularly exfoliate with a body brush, you can have smoother, healthier, and softer skin, regardless of your age. Exfoliation also offers additional benefits you might not be aware of.
What is Exfoliation?
Skin cells die and shed at such a fast rate that washing with just soap cannot keep them from accumulating on your skin. And as you age, cell turnover slows down, giving your skin a lackluster appearance, as well as producing dry, patchy areas. But exfoliation (removing the top layer of dead skin cells) can take care of the problem. When dead cells are sloughed off, you can bring fresh cells to the surface, giving the skin a radiant glow.
Exfoliating your skin with a body brush doesn't take as long as you might think. Three to five minutes, two to three times a week, and you are on your way to brighter, smoother skin -- and no more costly spa treatments. Dry brushing is usually done with a natural-bristled brush before your shower. However, you can use a body brush in the shower with your bath gel, and for a little extra exfoliating action, put a palm-full of sugar into your bath gel. Besides natural and synthetic-bristled brushes, battery-operated body brushes are also available. You might also want to try an exfoliating glove, loofah, or sponge.
Benefits of Using a Body Brush
Besides encouraging new cell growth, exfoliating the skin can help to smooth the skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite. Because brushing helps unclog your pores, your skin can absorb more active ingredients from your favorite treatment products and moisturizers. Exfoliation is also essential prior to applying a self-tanner. The color will develop more evenly with less risk of streaks.