Dry brushing is one of the best ways to get rid of and prevent cellulite.

In between eating healthy and working out there are a few things you can do for your body to really up the ante on taking care of yourself. Dry skin brushing is one of them.

Dry skin brushing has been around for years, but many of us do not seem to practice it often for one reason or another.

The practice has amazing benefits for your skin and your entire body especially when it comes to removing toxins and fighting cellulite. Not only is dry brushing great for cellulite but it’s good for you in general. Here’s 8 reasons to dry brush daily.

If you are like the majority of us, the only time you are scrubbing your body is while it is wet and you are in the shower. If you are scrubbing it would be with a wet cloth or loofah and does not slough off the dead skins thoroughly. Not only does dry brushing for cellulite clear away your clogged pores, it also improves the appearance of your skin.

The Benefits of Dry Brushing for Cellulite:

1. Stimulates your Lymphatic System

The lymphatic system is what eliminates waste and toxins and dry brushing helps to stimulate it.

2. Exfoliation of the skin

Dry brushing helps remove dead skin cell and results n smother and brighter skin. Once the dead skin cells are shed, new healthier cells are regrown improving the overall health and elasticity of your skin.   

3. Improves Circulation and Oxygenation

By removing unwanted toxins and eliminating clogged pores, it helps circulation and oxygen reaching all parts of your body and skin.

4. Makes you feel Good

I am not too sure which scientific research is shown how good it makes you feel, but I normally get a sudden burst of energy and full of nutrients. Because of this, I recommend doing it in the morning versus night.

5. Finally it reduces cellulite.

Cellulite is hard fat deposits just below the skin that make your legs and other areas appear lumpy. When you brush the skin you literally smooth out the fat so that the appearance of cellulite disappears.

Of course a healthy diet and exercises will help as well, but you can dry brush in between. Dry brushing also helps to remove toxins that break the connective tissue that keeps the fat deposits together.

According to the Huffington Postso when you brush the skin it

When we’d heard dry skin brushing was an effective method for reducing cellulite, we knew we had to include it in our anti-cellulite road test. Sure enough, it was indeed one of the more successful ways to smooth away less-than-perfect spots on your legs.

What Are The Best Types Of Brushes For Cellulite?

There are many different types of dry brushes, most that cost under $20. Make sure to get one that is high quality and will last. Selecting one is a lot of personal preference, depending on how sensitive or dry your skin is.

Personally, I like a firm, but not overly stiff Dry Brush and is most importantly made of natural materials. At the same time, I always buy one with a long handle so it make it easy to reach spots like my back. I purchased the Saverty brush and am very happy with it, but included a few others below.

Moving away from the traditional dry brush, is a new trend, the electronic body and facial brush.  They are most often classified as at home microdermabrasion facial brushes.  However most all electronic brushes come with a body brush too, great for dry brushing!

How to Dry Brush your Skin:

Dry brushing is best done in the morning, before a shower, and as mentioned above should give you an added boost of energy to start the day.  You will want to start of with a gentler brush and pressure you use, and work up to a firmer brush and adding more pressure over time. A few tips for how to dry brush for cellulite include:

  1. Always use the brush in a circular motion. 
  2. You want to brush towards the heart which is best for circulation the heart. 
  3. Make sure to brush your entire body if possible, this even means the bottom of your feet, armpit, and tummy.
  4. Start from your feet and work up.  Avoid sensitive areas such as your genitals or breasts or be very gentle if possible.  
  5. Dry brush for up to 20 minutes to give your skin a wonderful glow.
  6. Don’t dry brush your face, even though dry brushing your face can have wonderful effects, I suggest an electronic dry brush attachment for your face.
  7. After your shower, use a natural moisturizer oil such as coconut oil or essential oils.  

Pair your dry brushing efforts with a caffeine body scrub to help increase circulation. If you have trouble with cellulite, dry brushing or derma rolling is a great place to start, there are also a number of cellullite removal creams and many other methods to remove and reduce cellulite.

Have you tried dry brushing before? Comment below!

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