Wednesday, September 22, 2010
In anticipation of warmer weather (which is nowhere in sight in Melbourne right now - all we get is rain and cold), I'm trying to get my dull looking body looking polished so I don't scare the public when I finally put on a skirt and bare my legs without hiding it under tights or pantyhose.
If dry brushing is currently a foreign concept for you, let me give you a quick low down. It entails using a dry dense natural bristle brush to give your hot naked body a good scrub before showering. The benefits of dry brushing include:
- exfoliation of dry dead skin cells
- improved blood circulation by bringing blood to the surface and help to flush toxins from your skin
- improved appearance of dimply skin and cellulite.
Manicare Cellulite Bristle Brush
- Quick & easy to use.
- Firm & dense natural fibre bristles that is evenly cut on one end and rubber nodules on the other to give body an invigorating massage.
- Nice sturdy long handle with a rubber grip allows easy reach of backs and derrières.
- Great for prepping the skin for that faux tan or to remove it when it becomes patchy and has seen better days.
- I rarely use the nodules as I don't find it give a great massage and it is hard to grip with the bristles on the other side, but I <3 the brush side to brush my legs and body. I definitely notice that skin is less dull and not as scaly or flaky as before.
- After brushing for about 2 minutes, it can leave your skin slightly red if you apply too much pressure when brushing, but that quickly goes away once you jump into the shower - besides, firm brushing is better for the circulation!
- Helps remove sebum and grease from bacne prone skin and unclog pores and clear up blemishes- bikini body, here I come.
- Body lotions and moisturisers sink into skin faster and works better than ever.
- This is marketed as a cellulite reducing brush through the massaging properties - thankfully I don't have any cellulite so can't comment on that whether it delivers improvements. Besides, preventions are always better than cures :D
- I wash this brush once a week in soapy water and hang it out to dry to ensure it stays clean and bacteria free.