How effective is dry skin brushing as an anti cellulite treatment?
As I've mentioned in other posts, natural remedies that reduce cellulite aren't all that hard to handle and aren't even expensive. You can even make your own homemade cellulite fighting cream or scrub and reap the benefits if you have the nerve to keep up the daily routine.
Giving that I'm trying to offer you the most beneficial anti cellulite cures, I'm going to present one of the best skincare treatment out there. I'm talking about dry skin brushing. This is an anti cellulite technique used in most salons and beauty parlors.
If we take a trip down memory lane to our biology class we should be able to answer these questions:
- what is the largest organ in our body?
- what is one of the most important elimination organs in the body, playing a large role in our daily detox program?
- what organ receives a third of all the blood that is circulated in the body?
- when the blood is full of toxic materials, what organ will reflect this with problems?
- what organ is the last to receive nutrients in the body, yet the first to shows signs of imbalance or deficiency?
Of course the answer to all of these questions is: the SKIN.
Dry skin brushing technique - the anti cellulite cure
The technique of dry skin brushing which involves scrubbing down your dry skin with a scratchy brush sounds far from a pampering session, if not actually a bit severe for the skin and even for the soul whose probably yearning for some caring and soothing. But spa pros and enthusiasts alike swear by it and sing its praises for supposedly doing everything from exfoliating to reducing cellulite. Sounds a bit too good to be true, so let's learn the facts about dry skin brushing.
Dry skin brushing - how efficient is it and how does it work?
We're clear about the exfoliating part. Dry skin brushing will help you remove dead, dry skin and, in time, your skin will improve in its appearance and will be much better hydrated when a moisturizer is applied afterwards.
When it comes to the detoxifying properties of dry skin brushing, this anti cellulite remedy is similar to a massage. The light pressure against your skin and the direction in which you brush helps move lymph fluid into the lymph nodes so this waste can then be eliminated. Your body naturally does this, but dry brushing speeds up the process and at the same time boosts circulation, delivering oxygenated blood to the skin and other organs, which helps them do their jobs better.
Does dry skin brushing reduce cellulite?
Because dry brushing helps eliminate toxins, many pros claim it can smooth those unsightly lumps and bumps for good. Experts say that the procedure helps remove “innert toxins” that break down connective tissue, leading to cellulite. Unfortunately there is no scientific evidence that dry skin brushing is a permanent cure for cellulite, but if you promise yourself to persevere in doing it, then you will see the temporary effect of skin plumping and swelling which wards off the cottage looks.
So how do you dry brush?
First you need a proper brush, which you can purchase at most health food stores. Look for firm bristles—typically cactus- or vegetable-derived—or else the process won’t work. A long handle is also handy to help you access hard-to-reach areas such as your back.
Because dry brushing energizes and stimulates the body, most pros suggest doing it in the morning before you shower, but you can do it any time of day you prefer. Using long, upward strokes, start brushing your skin at your feet and work up your legs one at a time. Then move up your mid-section (front and back) and across your chest. Finish by brushing up your arms toward your armpits. Get ready for the shower now!
The bonus part is that any sort of body treatment that you'll apply after the dry skin brushing session will penetrate the skin better. SO what better time to use the moisturizer or anti cellulite cream, lotion or anti cellulite body wrap than now?
Benefits of dry skin brushing:
Increasing the circulation to the skin could possibly reduce the appearance of cellulite. Cellulite is toxic material accumulated in your body’s fat cells. So, rather than take drastic measures like liposuction, how about utilizing the dry skin brushing techniques to help break down unwanted toxins?
Dry body brushing helps shed dead skin cells (and encourages new cell renewal), which results in smoother and brighter skin. It can also help with any pesky ingrown hairs.
It assists in improving vascular blood circulation and lymphatic drainage. By releasing toxins, it encourages the body’s discharge of metabolic wastes so the body is able to run more effectively.
Dry skin brushing rejuvenates the nervous system by stimulating nerve endings in the skin (and it feels pretty great, too!).
It helps with muscle tone and gives you a more even distribution of fat deposits.
Dry skin brushing helps your skin to absorb nutrients by eliminating clogged pores.
Even if we're always in a rush, from my point of view, starting the day with a shower or a skin treatment might just do the trick and be the ingredient for a perfect daily start off