You ask. We answer. If you do nothing else in your shower routine, start dry brushing. There’s ample proof from women all over the world that it helps with the appearance of cellulite by way of myofascial release.
Not only does dry brushing help prep our skin for the application of lotions and self-tanners by exfoliating, but it also increases lymphatic processes, which is a fancy way of saying it boosts your immune system.
We picked this specific body brush because of the added nodules, for additional help massaging the fascia.
Perhaps you’ve seen it on the menu of a spa, or in your favorite self-care beauty boutique and wondered what a ‘shower brush’ is doing stashed between the oils, serums, and beauty treatments. It’s not actually a shower brush-the item we picture sudsing up our hard-to-reach areas, but instead a powerful tool for your immune system, and even as cellulite control.
Brush the skin towards the heart, starting at the feet and hands and brushing toward the chest. This stimulates the lymphatic system, which can help clear out unnecessary fat, lessening the appearance of cellulite. While we all know that any topical fixes for cellulite are limited, if you do this every day, you’ll get your best results of dry brushing as a cellulite treatment
Aside from the lymphatic detoxification, it integrates myofascial massage. Fascia is a type of connective tissue that protects and separates muscles from the dermal layer. Manipulation of fascia loosens this, allowing for a smoothing of the skin.
We won’t lie to you. It is a sensation that, at first, feels a bit scratchy and entirely counter-intuitive. But, as you continue the process, this minor discomfort is replaced by a rather lovely tingle, as the skin responds to the stimulus and the pores open up.