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Up until recently, I never had a consistent skincare routine. I normally would just wash my face in the morning and night and only shower with soap.
I always say, becoming a blogger has been the best job ever. Thanks to blogging, I've been introduced and have worked with so many amazing brands, including my personal favorite, Dove. Expanding my beauty knowledge has taught me to take better care of my body, especially my skin- which is our biggest organ.
Here are two easy ways to achieve and maintain smooth and nourished skin.
I first discovered dry brushing a couple of years ago. I did it a few times then completely forgot about it. It wasn't until I did a spring cleaning in my bathroom that I found my body brush. I immediately started incorporating dry brushing again before my showers. Not only do I enjoy the feeling of the brush against my skin, I love all the great benefits it offers.
Increasing the circulation by dry brushing the skin may reduce the appearance of cellulite. Cellulite is toxic material accumulated in your body’s fat cells so by using a dry skin brushing technique can help break down unwanted toxins.
Dry body brushing also helps shed dead skin cells and encourages new cell renewal, which results in smoother and brighter skin. Best time to dry brush is before your shower because it helps your skin to absorb nutrients by eliminating clogged pores and get you ready for moisturizing.
How To Dry Brush:
•Start on dry skin before bathing.
•Work in gentle circular, upward motions, then longer, smoother strokes.
•Always begin at the ankles in upwards movements towards the heart - the lymphatic fluid flows through the body towards the heart, so it's important that you brush in the same direction.
•Your back is the only exception to the preceding rule; brush from the neck down to the lower back.
•After you've finished with the ankles, move up to the lower legs, thighs, stomach, back and arms. Be cautious of softer and sensitive skin around the chest and breasts, and never brush over inflamed skin, sores, or sun-burnt skin.
•Ensure you shower to wash away the dead skin cells and impurities.
•Tip: alternating temperatures in the shower from hot to cold will further invigorate the skin and stimulate blood circulation, bring more blood to the outer layers of the skin.
•Then follow it up with Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash to nourish the skin.
USE BODY WASH IN THE SHOWER
After dry brushing I'm ready to shower.
Ever since I was young, I remember my mom always buying Dove products. It's a brand we love and trust and one that I continue using as an adult. Did you know that 3 in 4 dermatologists say that women often damage their skin in the shower, thinking they are caring for it?
When it comes to cleansing, all skin deserves gentleness. And the use of the right products is key. Since educating myself on proper skincare, I've seen a dramatic difference and improvement with my skin. There is no need for fancy cleansers. They can sometimes be too harsh on your skin. 88% of dermatologists advise women to use a gentle cleanser when showering.
I normally use the Dove beauty bar but a few months ago I started using Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash and love it! It's made with 100% gentle cleansers, is sulfate-free and is the #1 dermatologist recommended body wash. After I shower my skin feels nourished and ready for the day.
Purchase Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash at food, drug, mass, value, club and online retailers nationwide.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.