Peeling is a very popular spa treatment that has a lot of benefits for the body.
I myself love peeling, and I do it around once a week with a sugar scrub from Green People (it’s the one in the picture, taking directly from their website) and it feels amazing while also hydrating and softening my skin.
First of all, a normal peeling is a little wet since it is often mixed with either water or oil. It’s done with sand, sugar, salt or the alike, to get the dead skin cells of the skin. After peeling with this kind of peeling, you need to wash the rest of the products off, so it might get a little messy. I recommend doing it in the shower.
Second, a dry brushing is done with a glove or brush with a rough surface to brush the dead skin cells of the skin. To get the best outcome, you should always brush your body towards your heart. This might be better for you if it is your first time or if you don’t want to do so much work, since this type isn’t sticky. It is easy and fast, doesn’t need water and is good if you have allergies for products.
Before I tell you the benefits of these, there are some precautions to take.
Even though it is not deadly (I’m sorry it sounds so dramatic, but it CAN be dangerous), I would strongly recommend you do not peel or dry brush without taking precautions when you:
- Have allergies for the products used
- Have skin cancer
- Have extreme psoriasis or eczema
- Have Phlebitis
- Are sunburned
- Waxed within 24 hours
- Are pregnant in your first three months
Now to the fun part! Why YOU should start either peeling or dry brushing:
- It removes dead skin cells
- It strengthens the cell renewal by stimulating the lymph and your body circuits
- It softens the skin
- It Improves the skins complexion
- It can seem calming
- It relaxes the muscles
- It calms the nerve endings
- It detoxifies the body
All in all, I feel more alive after peeling, and it helps me feel calm and refreshed.
The link to the sugar scrub from Green People that I use, can be found here
Now. Have you ever tried peeling and dry brushing and why do you do it?? 😊
I hope you all have a happy life, one day at a time!