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By n9LwR4 On July 11th, 2017

Natural Exfoliation

by

Steve El-halabi

What can it do for me?

As we age, our body’s natural skin shedding cycle becomes steadily slower. That means that nature can sometimes do with a helping hand if we want to bring out the freshest and youngest skin we have. The various methods we use to naturally exfoliate our skin provide a variety of benefits to our bodies. Skin brushing, or dry body brushing is thought to help reduce cellulite and make nutrients and oxygen from the dermis more readily available to the epidermis. As there are no blood vessels to distribute nutrients to the cells of the epidermis, these must be sourced from the epidermis, the massaging action of skin brushing helps increase the flow of these nutrients between cells. Exfoliation, whatever method you use, will help remove dead skin cells, giving your skin a fresher and brighter appearance. Some ways we can naturally exfoliate are using skin brushing, as mentioned before, using a Loofah, a sea sponge or some natural particles like fine beach sand to rub gently over the skin.

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What is a Loofah?

A Loofah, or Luffa is actually a vegetable known as a gourd. These are eaten as vegetables in some areas of the world, but what we usually call a Loofah is the network of xylum that remains after the gourd pulp is removed and the Loofah is then dried out. This results in a textured shape (and there are many different shapes of Loofah) that is similar to a sea sponge and which can be used to exfoliate our skin. It is also good in the shower for lathering up our favourite all-natural squirty soap!

How do I do it?

Use a Loofah in the shower for best effect, as with sea sponges, you can use some nice natural body wash and lather up. While you’re at the beach consider gently rubbing the sand over your skin. If you want to use a body brush, then the best technique to use is to make a series of long, light, brisk strokes, starting at the feet and working upwards. Use a circular pattern over the belly area. Brush for about three to five minutes altogether. The best time to do body brushing is in the morning before your shower for a nice pick-me-up feeling. Remember to always be gentle, being too rough will cause redness and irritation. So what are you waiting for? Run out to the shops and purchase something scratchy, or head on down to the beach for an invigorating, skin freshening spa treatment that you can do yourself with all the tools of nature that are in your reach.

A Loofah, or Luffa is actually a vegetable known as a gourd. These are eaten as vegetables in some areas of the world, but what we usually call a Loofah is the network of xylum that remains after the gourd pulp is removed and the Loofah is then dried

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