I've always been a scrubber. I believe you've got to put a bit of elbow grease into the job to scrub away all the muck around you. Years ago people scrubbed their front door step. I never did that, but I don't mind getting down on my hands and knees to scrub the kitchen floor once in a while.
When I used to do my washing in the kitchen sink I would get the clothes on the draining board all soaped up and scrub away at them with a nail brush. Seemed a good way to get right down into the fabric and loosen all the dirt. We didn't have all the stain busting chemicals which they have now, it was scrubbing that got your clothes clean.
I like to have a good scrub up in the bath. Every fortnight, whether I need it or not :o) I have a long soak, and finish off by scrubbing the whole of my body. It makes me tingle from top to toe and gives me a warm glow. Last night was such an occasion and afterwards I snuggled under my duvet for a glorious nights sleep.
Now, I have recently discovered that you don't actually need to be in the bath, when you scrub yourself down, indeed you don't even need any water. Dry body brushing is apparently all the rage now, and if done correctly can have all kinds of benefits. Here is a little bit of info from www.fushi.co.uk
• Stimulates blood flow to increase nutrient delivery to cells• improves lymph flow to carry toxins and waste products out of the body• Removes dry, dead skin cells • Encourages cells to regenerate • Results in smooth glowing skin • Stimulates production of sebum (oil), to nourish dry skin• Helps combat cellulite and fatty deposits• Increases energy and stimulates the body• Feels great.
Sounds good eh! This is my brush, but it is the wrong kind, it should be a real bristle brush, I will get one soon. In the meantime this will do.
If you want to know how to do it, here is a short video. I must say the presenters skin looks like it is glowing, so smooth and wrinkle free.
So are you going to join me and have a go? Go on, become a scrubber like me :o))
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