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Body Brushing For Cellulite

Updated on September 4, 2013
Body Brushing
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Reduce Cellulite With Body Brushing

Believe it or not, but we can actually reduce the appearance of cellulite with a simple procedure called dry body brushing. For a list of foods that cause cellulite click here.

Our skin is the largest organ in our body and it plays a huge role in detoxifying, causing the skin to be nick-named the third kidney (the lungs being called the second kidney). To be precise the skin is responsible for ¼ of the body’s total detoxification every day. Toxins leave our body via the skin through sweating, but if our skin is clogged with debris, such as dead skin cells, then our skin is unable to remove these toxins. When the blood is full of toxins you will develop different skin problems such as acne, dry skin, rashes, and cellulite.

Our skin is designed to release about two pounds of toxins daily. When our skin is unable to do this it puts added stress on our liver and kidneys to get the job done, or the toxins simply stay in our body causing us harm. This is why it's so important to add dry body brushing to our daily routine.

What Is Body Brushing ?

Skin or body brushing refers to the act of gently brushing your skin with a body brush or loofah. This easy to do at home technique exfoliates the skin (removes dead skin cells), encourages new cell growth, stimulates blood flow throughout your body, and it only takes about 5 minutes.

To put it simply, body brushing cleans and de-clogs our pores, allowing our skin to do it's job.

Benefits Of Body Brushing

  • Skin looks healthier, produces a natural glow
  • Heals dry skin
  • Tightens skin
  • Reduces cellulite, smooths skin
  • Reduces acne, kills bacteria on skin
  • Cleans your pores
  • Removes dead skin cells and toxins from the skin
  • Increases cell renewal
  • Stimulates blood and lymph flow, stimulates circulation
  • Helps digestion

Tips For Body Brushing
Tips For Body Brushing | Source

Tips For Body Brushing

For the best results aim to body brush daily, preferably in the mornings.

  • Make sure that you are using a loofah or a natural bristle brush
  • Skin must be dry while you are brushing it, if you are wet your skin will stretch
  • Start by brushing the soles of your feet first (working your way up the rest of your body)
  • Pay particular attention to areas where you have cellulite, such as your buttocks and thighs
  • Brush hard enough that your skin turns a slight red color, but not hard enough to cause you any pain
  • After brushing, take a warm shower or bath followed by a cool rinse
  • When your shower is finished, slather olive oil on your body to seal in moisture
  • Make sure you clean your brush or loofah once a week with soap and water

A Loofah Can Reduce Cellulite
A Loofah Can Reduce Cellulite

Body brushing is an easy to do, and cheap at home treatment to eliminate common skin problems. Summer is the perfect time to add this to your beauty routine because we all could use a little help to look great in our bikinis. So, go get a body brush and start body brushing!

For more advice on beauty and fashion please visit my blog Beautiful In Pittsburgh.

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    • vibesites profile image


      7 years ago from United States

      I usually use coffee grains especially for rubbing my thighs. It would be a lot of work, but it seems my cellulite seems to reduce little by little, so it's worth it. Next time I would slather my body with olive oil as you recommended. Thanks for sharing! Up and useful.

    • LisaMarie724 profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa Stover 

      8 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

      Thanks for reading, it has numerous benefits some of which you would never even think of. Thanks for reading and leaving a comment.

    • FoodTomake profile image

      Stacey Riley 

      8 years ago

      Interesting, i would of never thought it helped with digestion. Nice job!

    • LisaMarie724 profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa Stover 

      8 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

      Thanks Entourage, I'm glad you found it helpful. I would suggest using a scrub designed for the face just because like you said, the skin there is more sensitive than the rest of our body.

    • Entourage_007 profile image


      8 years ago from Santa Barbara, CA

      I had no idea there was a term for this and recently I've had little small red bumps on the back of my arms. Now that I read this article, I think I know what to do about it.... Great article. Is it also safe to do skin brushing on the face? Or is the skin too sensitive. Thanks! Voted Up!

    • LisaMarie724 profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa Stover 

      8 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

      Thanks Jo Goldsmith11, it really is great and helps out with so many skin problems. Plus, your skin will feel so great after you're done.

    • Jo_Goldsmith11 profile image


      8 years ago

      Well wouldn't you know it. You are the second person to tell me about this in two years. I will give it a try to who knows? The acne thing is my insentative. At my age..acne is one of those things I wish would of stopped when I was in my 20's. voted up..useful and interesting. :)

    • LisaMarie724 profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa Stover 

      8 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

      I love the fact that it's something free that creates such a difference! Free things are always great :)

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      8 years ago

      Love that it has so many benefits!


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