Expert Advice

How-to: Body Brush

The largest organ of your body, skin is often neglected. Dull, dry and dehydrated, covered up all winter and exposed to the sun all summer – under loved, your skin is constantly pushed to the limit.

With countless health benefits, body brushing is a fast and effective way to exfoliate – helping your skin absorb product faster, increase circulation, improve the appearance of cellulite, assist lymphatic drainage, improve muscle tone and stimulate the nervous system.

A fantastic gentle and therapeutic way to start your day, follow our body brushing ritual to detoxify, tone and firm your skin.

The Brush

Encourage lymph drainage by using a firm dry brush on skin every morning before showering or bathing.

Ensure each sweep is made several times, working towards your heart. Enrich the ritual by following each sweep of the brush with a gentle stroke from your free hand.

The benefits of this ritual will be lost with too much pressure so make each stroke is light, taking care not to drag, irritate or redden the skin.


Starting at one of your feet, brush the lower leg in upward movements towards the knee working from the inside to the outside, then the back of the leg.

Using the same method, work around the kneecap stroking up the thigh from the inside to the outside. Move around the back of the leg and up and over your bottom, then repeat for the other leg.

Stomach and Back

For your stomach, brush down from the side of your waist, across to the centre of your lower stomach several times – then repeat on the other side.

Moving to your back, brush up the back from your bottom towards your shoulders as far as you can comfortably reach. Repeat for the other side.

Shoulders, Bust and Arms

At your shoulders sweep down from the back of your neck across the shoulder blade and repeat on the opposite side.

When your reach your bust, starting at the base of your underarm, brush under the breast in a circular movement back towards your underarm. Repeat to the other breast.

From your arms, brush from the back of the hand upwards to the elbow then up to the shoulder. Bend your arm and place your hand on the opposite shoulder, then brush up the back of your upper arm. Repeat on the other arm to finish.

Taking 5 to 10 minutes to complete, shower to wash away any dead skin cells and impurities and follow with your choice of body moisturiser or lotion to replenish and hydrate the skin.

Caro Dooling

Caro Dooling

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