Detoxifying is an effective method of removing toxins from the body. Dry skin brushing is a technique of detoxifying the skin. It results in a detoxification along with a gentle massage. Let us discuss its benefits and some instructions on dry brushing the skin to remove cellulite.
Cellulite and Dry Skin Brushing
The toxins deposited on the skin are termed as cellulite. These toxins are deposited on the skin in the subcutaneous fat and the fibrous tissues. Cellulite accumulation causes dimpling effect on the skin. Cellulite can be seen deposited on the thighs and the hip area of women. Now, you must be wondering from where are these toxins deposited on the body.
The answer to this question is, that these toxins are the result of breakdown of cells in the body. There are factors which influence cellulite deposition which include smoking, poor diet, lack of exercise, hormonal changes and aging. Brushing with a soft bristle brush, helps us to get rid of the cellulite and encourages the cell growth.
There are many benefits of dry skin brushing and they are as follows:
- It helps to clean your pores and remove the dead cells.
- It helps to tone the skin and helps in tightening it.
- It helps to clean the impurities and stimulates the sweat glands.
- Lastly, it helps to improve the immunity and get rid of the cellulite.
Dry skin brushing is a procedure where you brush your skin when it is dry. However, there are conditions in which dry brushing of skin is not advisable. These skin conditions are poison ivy rash, phlebitis and other skin rashes. Also, remember, not to brush your skin so hard that it becomes red. Here are some of the ways in which you can dry brush on different areas of the skin.
Always start with the feet and then go in the upward direction. Start with the bottom of the foot and brush the top and bottom of the foot 5 times. After that brush your ankles and then, slowly move in the upward direction to the knees. While you start brushing the legs, you must do this in a circular direction. After knees, repeat the same procedure for the other leg. Then start brushing the front and the back areas of the thighs.
After the legs, the hips must be worked upon. As you are dry brushing in a circular motion on the legs, come upwards towards the hip area. Try to brush in those areas where you know there are cellulite deposits. It must be done sideways in a back and forth direction, across the waistline. In the same way, you are supposed to dry brush your stomach and back area.
Using the brush, dry brush your skin on the neck and the back area. However, for the face, you must use a different brush which has much softer bristles.
These were some tips for dry skin brushing. This helps to get rid of the dead cells in the body. Also, it helps to stimulate the oil glands and the hormones in the body. Lastly, the skin tightens on dry brushing. Cellulite removal is a major problem these days and dry brushing is a good solution for it.