I’ve long preached the benefits of body brushing, and I absolutely love this one from Aromatherapy Associates (£25, available at aromatherapyassociates.com). I find this process particularly useful in summer, when the lower half of our legs can become puffy and slightly swollen, as it helps to stimulate lymphatic drainage.
Incorporate this quick routine into your morning or evening pre-showering, using gentle, upwards strokes. I start from the feet, moving up my legs, arms and tummy, always working in the direction of the heart.
Also from Aromatherapy Associates is their Revive Body Gel (£37 for 200ml). This gorgeously light invigorating formula is perfect for warm weather, and although it’s not intensely moisturising, it helps even skin tone, improves circulation and has a cooling effect. Packed full of grapefruit, rosemary and juniper, it’s the perfect summer boost for flagging tired, hot bodies.