Dry Brushing Stimulates Lymphatic Drainage & Reduces Cellulite
When I was in my 20’s I weighed about 110lbs. I’ve always been slim. But I had really bad cellulite. Which now I know was a direct result of my lifestyle choices. I was young so naturally I thought I could eat fried food, drink alcohol in excess, exercise whenever I felt like it and I’d still look good. Not!
When you know better, you do better! So let’s talk about cellulite and what causes it. Think of cellulite as a bunch of tiny fat-filled balloons caught between layers of tissue that are connected by large rubber bands. These balloons deposit fat beneath the skin and that ends up causing a dimpled appearance on the surface of the skin. The reality is ANYONE can have cellulite, whether you’re super thin or slightly overweight. Even the most active, healthy women will admit that even with a good diet and exercise program, cellulite will show up. The way fat is distributed on your body may predispose you to cellulite and your genes may cause dimply thighs as well. Since so many different factors can cause cellulite, almost all women will get “cottage cheese” thighs at some point on some part of their body.
The possible causes of cellulite include hormonal changes, genetics, weight gain or weight loss, a poor diet, a sedentary lifestyle, and smoking. Some even say that tight clothing and frequent sitting can cause cellulite. There ARE some ways to reduce the look of cellulite and one practice that I have incorporated is DRY BRUSHING to stimulate lymphatic drainage.
Daily dry-brushing is a simple, affordable way to boost your lymph system and reduce the look of cellulite. It helps eliminate toxic build up on the surface of the skin and increases lymphatic drainage. Check out this simple technique in the video below:
THE BENEFITS OF DRY BRUSHING ARE:
- Naturally exfoliates the skin
- Helps with Stress Relief
- Stimulates Body Circulation, nerves & lymphs
- Detoxifies the body and helps eliminate toxic buildup
- Increases collagen and elastin production in the skin
- Reduces inflammation and the appearance of cellulite
WHAT YOU NEED:
A Dry Brush with natural bristles (nothing plastic or synthetic)
- Dry brush in the morning BEFORE you shower/bathe.
- Start w/ 4-6 LIGHT strokes in an upward motion towards your heart, per area. (If your skin feels irritated, lessen the strokes and only do it 2-3 times a week. If you have sensitive skin, rashes, etc do not dry brush.)
- As a good rule of thumb, always brush toward the center of the body and repeat the same process with the arms, starting with the palms of the hands and brushing up the arm toward the heart. At your belly, you brush in a clockwise motion. Do the entire left side of your body first, then move over to the right side. Repeat the entire process 2-3 times.
A few other things to consider incorporating along with your dry brushing routine are eating nutrient rich, healthy foods, taking a collagen supplement and exfoliating with a scrub at least once a week. By doing these things, I have seen a complete difference in the my skin.
Angela Williams brings her background as a personal concierge and graphic designer to this role. Her love for providing personalized service, keen attention to detail and an eye for visual.Read More
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