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Beauty
April 22, 2015

Brush It Off!

bbgifTake a second to think about your daily beauty routine… what do you do, and why? Many of us have the basics covered; wash face, brush teeth, apply make up…possibly a shower on a good morning, and if you manage to fit in a full body moisturizing sesh you’re wayy ahead of the crowd!

There’s no doubt that these are all part of a well orchestrated morning routine,  but what if you found out you were missing one very important step?

Let us introduce Body Brushing, your new favourite morning, afternoon and night time activity (second only to Netflix). Read on, and find out why body brushing will hook you in with all of it’s benefits.

WHAT IS BODY BRUSHING?

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It may initially not sound overly enticing- rubbing course bristles over your skin- and you may be thinking, why do I need a longer routine BUT just wait! Body Brushing only takes 5-10 extra minutes out of your day and will leave you with tighter, brighter, and healthier feeling skin!

The best part is that it doesn’t involve a major skin soaking preparation before hand. Just your dry skin, and a body brush! Easy as that.

The trick is to start at the feet and work your way up, brushing in circular motions- lightly– believe me you WILL feel if you press too hard. This way it follows your natural blood flow and circulation patterns.

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 WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

1. See Ya Toxins!

The brushing will open and unclog your pores, allowing those left over toxins to exit the building, Elvis style.

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2. Make Room For The New

By brushing away your dead skin cells you are also stimulating new skin cell growth.  This is the perfect habit to take up before the summer sun makes its mark!

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3. Keep It Circulating 

The circular motion of the brush against your skin stimulates your lymphatic system, keeping your blood moving and those nasty viruses out of your system!

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4. Bye Bye Cellulite

It may sound like magic considering those pesky marks are uber resilient, but dry skin brushing has helped many women see changes in their unforgiving marks, leaving them with tighter and brighter skin!

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5. Stress Relief

The repetitive motion of the brush can actually be quite therapeutic! When your muscles are tense it can almost act as a full body message.

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It’s surprising what 5 minutes of your time can do for your beauty and overall health. Now it’s your turn to give it a try. Remember the golden rule- 21 days to see a change- so don’t give up and you will be glowing in no time!

Posted by Fora Staff in Beauty
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