Brushing should be done 2-3 times a week. You can perform it shortly before bathing but it yields much better results when performed wet, during a soak, when the skin is already warmed up and stretched. Regardless of its type, this ritual is best performed in the morning, as it is highly stimulating and an evening session could make it difficult for you to fall asleep.
Brush your body in a circular, sweeping motion. Start from the feet and move towards th heart. Next, proceed to the upper body and back to the heart. This way, you stimulate the lymphatic vessels to work more effectively. It's simple and only takes a few moments – approximately 5 to 10 minutes. You will notice the effects of brushing after a week’s time. The skin will become smoother and – by stimulating circulation – firmer. Its overall condition and appearance will improve, too.
However, there are contraindications for body brushing. You should not perform this procedure in case of wounds, irritations and inflammations of the skin. Also, if you have numerous moles and birthmarks, take extra care. Contraindication for body brushing is acne, fresh scars, psoriasis and tendency to burst blood vessels. If you have any doubts, contact your doctor.
As you can see, home spa treatments - and there are countless of them - do not have to be complicated or require advanced cosmetics. The power of some of them, such as brushing, lies in their simplicity. And, of course, some determination to devote a little more time for yourself.