Brushing your skin helps you get rid of cellulite
If you can’t go to the spa because you have a busy schedule or because it's too expensive to visit as often as you'd like, there are some techniques that you can use on your own in order to reduce cellulite. So what you can do is you can give yourself a session of skin brushing every morning – and this is actually one of the best ways to take care of your skin. Experts agree that this can actually help you get rid of cellulite.
Skin brushing helps you reduce cellulite
Skin brushing is also called dry body brushing. This skin brushing practice is just a simple technique that stimulates blood and lymph flow and at the same time exfoliates the skin thus removing the dead skin cells and encourages new cell growth. So body brushing acts as a scrub and blood circulation enhancer. As a bonus, dry skin brushing also stimulates the nervous system to tone the muscles and tighten the skin. I can't see why this technique to get rid of cellulite won't work!
Experts say that dry skin brushing helps control cellulite by bringing nutrients and oxygen to the outer layer of skin (the epidermis). You might know that the epidermis does not have blood vessels but in fact, the epidermis is provided with nutrients and oxygen from the dermis, the layer of the skin that has blood vessels and is in charge of supplying for the epidermis.
How to do dry skin brush and what you need to do it
A simple, natural bristle brush is all you need to dry skin brush. You can find these at your local health food store or grocery store and they only cost a few bucks. You can get a good quality body brush for $6-$8. Maybe it's going to be easier for you if you could find one with a handle, but from my experience, I find it's easier to skin brush without the handle. There are all sorts of skin brushes so don't worry if your friend has a different looking brush, they were all made with the same purpose.
You could also use a loofah or a skin exfoliating glove, actually, you ca use just about anything that is going to have a similar effect to a skin brush.
Washing your brushes is another important aspect and you should probably be doing it at about three weeks. The best way to clean you body brush is to use some olive oil based soap and plain water, after which you just let it air dry. This will assure that you don't need to change your brush all that often.
Tips for dry skin brushing
To brush your skin, start at you feet and sweep up the legs in long, light brisk movements. In general, when you massage your body, the movements should be towards the heart, so should the brushing movements be. This will assure and support the return of blood and encourage lymphatic flow.
Pay particular attention to the cellulite-prone areas like your thighs. Brush your abdomen with a circular clock-wise motion. Circular motions on your belly area also aid digestion, so that's will be a major plus of your skin brushing. Brush your arms with an upward motion, moving towards the heart. The whole process should take two to five minutes, maybe even ten minutes if you're not in a haste and have that kind of patience.
Don’t be too rough though. Too much and too harsh brushing of the skin can causes the skin to turn red and become irritated
Do it first thing in the morning, when the increased blood flow will help wake you up, or before you take a shower.