Thursday, 7 September 2017

Dry Body Brushing with ARK

Summer may be almost over but that doesn’t mean we should just cover up and forget about our body skin until next year.

 If you haven’t tried dry body brushing then I can highly recommend it. You may think it’s just one more thing to squeeze into your regime but it can take 2 minutes if you’re in a hurry or 10 minutes if you have a little more time.

 Why should you do it?

After only a few circular strokes you can instantly feel that your skin is softened. The bristles on the ARK Body Brush are very firm so you will find that you can only go over the same area for a few seconds. The brush also contains smooth flexible nodules, which work together to massage, improve circulation, remove dead skin cells and leave the skin visibly glowing.

The massaging brush strokes help to kick start your lymphatic drainage which in turn removes toxins within the body and the increase in circulation will mean fresh blood is brought to the skin cells.

Also really nice if you suffer with ingrown hairs as it exfoliates the skin and prevents future ones occurring.

Above all this at home treatment is totally invigorating. It wakes you up first thing in the morning before your shower but you can also use it in slow circular massaging movements in the evening before layering on your body moisturiser and heading to bed.

How to do it

You always need to work towards the heart and work clockwise with your brush over the abdomen and chest area. Move along the body in light strokes on smaller areas of the body and apply a little more pressure on the larger areas, which, tend to have a sluggish circulation such as the hips, thighs and bottom.

Don’t use this over your face or on broken or overly sensitive skin though, it’s too harsh.

Continue with this 3 times a week and you'll notice a massive difference in how your skin looks and feels.

If you’re in the market for a conditioning body oil to apply after your dry body brushing then ARK also have a complimentary product.

The body beautiful conditioning oil smells like a spa, it’s amazing and instantly promotes a sense of calm and relaxation.

 It’s multi purpose and can be used as a moisturiser all over the body, as a massage oil or on the tips of your hair to treat fly away or split ends.

What’s in it?

Sacha Inchi Seed Oil- Fatty acid to protect and soften.

Abyssinian Oil- Deeply conditions and is amazing on dehydrated or lack lustre skin.

Sweet Almond Oil- Rich in Vitamin E and softens the skin, helping to reduce dry patches. Really nice over heels and knees where the skin can become calloused and dry.

It’s also packed with 25 essential oils and has a warming floral/citrus scent.Not overpowering but it's distinctive and lingers on the skin.

This oil doesn’t feel greasy at all and instantly absorbs so it would be fine to use on both dry or oily/problematic body skin.

You can purchase the Massaging Body Brush for £15 here and the Body Beautiful Conditioning oil for £35 here.

1 comment

  1. This is super helpful! I always wondered if dry brushing was something to look into. Thank you :)


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