Body Brushes & Sponges

Brushes and Sponges

A body brush and/or a sponge during a bath can be great for getting to those harder to reach spots, which is reason enough to include one in your daily cleansing rituals but their benefits don’t stop there. Depending on the type of brush and or sponge you choose to equip yourself with, you can be looking at a completely revamped bathing and skin care ritual.

Depending on the type of bristles or strength of the sponge, by using a brush and/or sponge, you can supply yourself with anything from a gentle to deep and thorough exfoliating action. This will greatly benefit anyone who suffers from a dull looking skin, clogged pores, excess oil build-up, and dry skin. Exfoliating will help to rid dead skin cells, remove ingrown hairs and dirt clogging pores, and prevent a build-up of oils that cause blemishes. You will get everything from glowing skin to an energy boost thanks to the blood flow boost, so you can skip that morning coffee.

Hydrea London provide many types of brushes and sponges that are superb at providing exfoliation. They have also developed a range of body massager's that provide nourishment beyond the surface level. Made of high-quality wood, these handheld massage blocks can be rubbed over the body to help improve blood circulation and, by extension, oxygen, around the body. This helps to stimulate your lymphatic system and remove toxins which cause cellulite. This works wonders in conjunction with dry body brushing.

The long handles on some of the Hydrea brushes have been specially designed for all over easy reach, especially the back, feet and shoulders. Upwards strokes towards the heart should be used when brushing up the body towards the arms and back, clockwise sweeps should be used on your stomach and chest. The products with cactus bristles have been specifically chosen for their dry benefits without feeling unduly harsh or causing damage to the skin. Body brushes with natural bristles can be used in both wet and dry environments.

If body brushes aren't for you then take a look at the sponges which are highly absorbent and a great way to create a luxurious lather alongside your body wash. They too help to remove dead skin cells and stimulate the skin.

These are beauty products that should have a place on everyone's wishlist, so take a look around our brushes and sponges section to discover a little more about the benefits some bath time tools can provide to your body.