The cellulite banishing trick you need to know

Can brushing your body really produce all the benefits it promises to?

Despite what we tell ourselves, almost every female has cellulite somewhere. In fact, all you have to do is ask the question and they’ll most likely start reeling off all the areas where they have the small dimpled cosmetic condition. Why are we so good at listing all our flaws?

Anyway, I digress. Cellulite, also known as a woman’s worst enemy, usually occurs when fat cells protrude into the connective tissue in the dermatological layer that lies just below the surface of the skin.

While maintaining a healthy eating regime that is lower in sugar, fat, carbohydrates and salt as well as drinking lots of water are all preventative measures to discourage the production of cellulite, there is another major way you can avoid those unwanted bumps.

Dry brushing. I first heard these two words five years ago, and have to say I was sceptical. Could brushing your body really produce all the benefits it said it would? Fast forward to now and I refuse to go a day without dry brushing. So much so, I have even bought a more compact travel brush to ensure I don’t skip the practice on days I am away.

An age-old process that involves brushing your skin with a natural brush, this practice stimulates your lymphatic system, helping to remove toxins from the body. Given that cellulite is the accumulation of toxic materials in your body’s fat cells that are trapped, dry brushing helps to break these trapped toxins down, allowing your body to expel them through its normal elimination channels.

There are other benefits to dry brushing: it helps to boost circulation, and unclog and decongest skin, allowing it to absorb more nutrients. Put simply, it’s a win-win and something I cannot recommend enough as part of a daily routine.

All you need is a natural brush, which you should be able to purchase from any good chemist, and an oil of your choice, if you’d like to use one. Dry brushing is best done in the morning, given its energising qualities.

Here’s how to dry brush correctly in five simple steps:

  1. strip off and stand in the bathtub or on a surface that can catch the falling skin
  2. brush by starting at your feet or knees and making long sweeping movements towards your heart – brushing towards your heart is the key part to the success of dry brushing
  3. brush each area multiple times before moving on to the next one
  4. once you’ve brushed you entire body (or at the very least your knees to waist and arms) shower as you normally would
  5. once you’re out of the shower, apply your oil or moisturiser of choice – make sure it’s as natural as possible to ensure your skin is absorbing the good stuff and not more chemicals.

Repeat this process every day. It doesn’t take more than five minutes and the results speak for themselves. The amount of cellulite I have now is minimal at best – a drastic improvement from the time before I started dry brushing. A simple yet incredibly effective trick, I cannot recommend it enough.

Dry Brush: $14.49 from Chemist Warehouse … no more cellulite … priceless!

Have you tried dry brushing? What was your experience with the age-old practice?

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    Robert Henry
    17th Nov 2017
    10:33am
    A most remarkable fix for this problem and one that I hope all women will use. So easy to do and avoids all that expense for what is now a multi million dollar industry. Love it!
    Cheezil61
    17th Nov 2017
    11:12am
    Who has even 5 minutes? (& is not 5 minutes by the time you do the prep work).. Sorry SJ Fallock (author?) but your word is not enough proof for me. Looks like an ad for Chemist Warehouse, how much are they paying you to write this unproven factless claim?
    leonYLC
    17th Nov 2017
    11:44am
    Here you go Cheezil61:
    http://www.health.com/beauty/dry-brushing-skin-expert-tips
    Pammy
    17th Nov 2017
    11:46am
    Looks like just another fad to me, and quite an old one too. Please check for scientific evidence for your claims. Anecdotal evidence is not convincing and there us little or no scientific evidence to support this claim .. although it surely feels nice and probably gets rid of some dead skin.
    Rosret
    17th Nov 2017
    12:23pm
    Well I could Photoshop my legs just they have done in the picture above.
    It is actually not as silly as you think. Nobody really cares how someone over 50 looks so when the photos come back fix them up. Everyone will remember the photo and you won't need to think about how you are going to get revenge on the person who decided to photograph your legs!

    17th Nov 2017
    1:17pm
    Lazy people will fall for anything

    Get of yoir butt and go for a run every morning for God’s sake
    Old Geezer
    19th Nov 2017
    6:13pm
    Done it for years now myself.
    Anonymous
    20th Nov 2017
    7:06pm
    Done what OG - dry brushing ?
    H
    20th Nov 2017
    9:00pm
    WOW Raphael, really? So if you have had major heart surgery, Rheumatoid Arthritis that brings severe pain at times just walk, lungs that have growths on them, all from adverse side effects of Rheumatoid and Heart medications they are just lazy . Generalizations are truly terrible and I hope for "God's Sake" that you are never inflicted with diseases that cause you so much pain that simple tasks like walking can be unbearable. H


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