Life is too short to body brush. Instead, I follow the advice of The Body, Elle Macpherson. She uses a light scrub every day in the shower, followed by body lotion. My even faster version is to use an oil and salt scrub that leaves skin polished and moisturised in one. Beauty expert Nichola Joss, body buffer to the stars, advises using textured mitts in the shower and by working up the body you get clean and polished skin, while helping to work the lymphatic system.