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First, a huge thank you from me and the rest of the Mac’s Smack team to all of you who read our first blog post last week! I love being able to connect with the amazing people who follow our brand, and I’m so grateful for every single one of you. Now, grab a body brush and get ready to talk skin care with us!
With yesterday being the first day of spring, I’m ready to start prepping my skin for warmer temperatures. How ‘bout y’all? One of my favorite ways to transition my skin from the dry, cold winter days to sunny seasons is exfoliation, and today we’re covering two easy methods you can try at home.
I’ll confess that I don’t use this first method as often as I should, but when I do I notice such a difference in my skin. Dry body brushing may sound familiar to you or it may sound like a celebrity only treatment found at a spa, but once I learned more about it I was shocked at how easy and effective it is. Using a soft bristle body brush like mine pictured from EcoTools, brush upward using long strokes starting from the tops of your feet all the way to your chest where you’ll want to brush in counter-clockwise circular motions. This technique promotes lymphatic drainage, which releases toxins from the body, and increases vascular blood circulation. Daily dry body brushing rids the body of dead skin cells, leaving your skin smoother, brighter, and more absorbent for my usual post-shower body butter. Another great advantage of dry body brushing is the possible diminished appearance of cellulite in some due to distribution and break down of toxins in the body’s fat cells. I try to brush every morning before I shower to prepare and energize my skin for the day.
If you aren’t sold on the idea of dry body brushing, don’t worry I was skeptical at first too, but there is another easy option for you. I formulated the Elevate Body Polish to gently scrub rough, dry skin and reveal smoother, hydrated skin. My decision to create this scrub with a coffee base wasn’t just a nod to my favorite morning drink. The caffeine helps reduce inflammation, and the antioxidants rejuvenate your skin. I love adding this exfoliation routine in about once or twice a week to keep my skin glowing. You can reveal your glow by picking up a jar of the Elevate Body Polish at one of our local stockists or for sale on our website!
How are you embracing spring? We’d love to hear from you!