One quick and easy way to get rid of cellulite (and is healthy for your skin at the same time) is simple. It’s called dry brushing, and is a beauty treatment that anybody can do at home. It doesn’t take much time, it doesn’t take much effort, and the results can be dramatic.
What can dry brushing do? Well, it begins by exfoliating your skin (some would say that it will feel as soft as a baby’s skin after your treatment!). Dry brushing also helps to detoxify your system, because doing it will increase your circulation… which is good for any number of your organs as well as your overall health. And it gets rid of cellulite (or in the beginning makes it less apparent) by breaking up fat deposits.
A lot of top models, actors, and others practice dry brushing everyday to keep their skin toned and beautiful. Dry brushing is also a component of the beauty and spa work offered by Body Slimming Treatment at the Four Seasons in Los Angeles.
That’s where host Kirbie Johnson has gone to find out what dry brushing is all about. She knows that models like Molly Sims and Miranda Kerr go to Body Slimming Treatment to have dry brushing done, so she wants to hear how it works and experience it for herself. She’s heard that dry brushing is the key to firmer skin tone and so is here meeting with the Four Season’s Natalie Stromme.
Stromme explains that dry brushing is the first step of the spa’s slimming treatment. Johnson is pleased: she knows that there’s a lot of hype around the treatment and she’s curious to see how it works, to hear all about it, and to try it out for herself.
Stromme is a strong advocate of dry brushing. She shares that she does it herself, personally, and that it’s been helpful to both her overall health and also to keeping her skin tones and slim. It helps exfoliate the skin and is also great for firming and toning.
Stromme explains that it’s important to use a natural bristle brush and to stay away from synthetic brushes. She says that bamboo can be a good choice, though there are other sorts of brushes that can be selected. As long as they’re made of natural fiber, they should work well; and they’re not difficult to find. In fact, they’re not very expensive, so instead of having it done at a spa (which is admittedly more luxurious), it can cost very little to perform dry brushing at home. Stromme begins to dry brush Johnson and Johnson notes that it’s a very relaxing procedure.
Stromme notes that dry brushing exfoliates the skin, so that one’s skin is softer. It also helps to make skin smoother, firmer, tighter, and more supple. The reason for this is that dry brushing breaks down the fatty deposits under skin (and it’s those fatty deposits that are the main culprit when it comes to cellulite). What you want to do is take the areas that you’re most concerned about, where you see the visible signs of cellulite, and spend a little more time with those areas. Don’t over-do it, just spend a little more time there.
In doing your dry brushing, Stromme says, be sure that you are brushing in the direction of your heart so that you are following the lymphatic flow. Remember that this is partly a detoxification process as well, so doing the lymphatic system is helpful in that regard and also in regard to boosting your immune system. Dry brushing can be done in straight sweeps or in circular movements, or the two can be alternated or combined on different parts of your body. “I think,” says Stromme, “you get the best benefits if you mix it up a little bit.”
Make sure that your skin is dry before the procedure, and then take a shower afterward.