Have you ever tried squeezing the skin at your thighs and have seen dimpled, lumpy texture – like an orange-peel texture? That, my friend, is cellulite.
Cellulite is a skin condition (not a disease) that appears when the septae (fat compartments) can no longer fit expanding fat cells. Fat cells grow because of numbers of reason:
- skin structure
In a study conducted by Sparavigna A et. al, women are mostly affected by this condition after puberty. It makes sense because, at this stage, our body dramatically changes – our breasts, thighs, and buttocks develop, and these assets are abundant in fat tissue.
Moreover, women are likely to develop cellulite when pregnant, nursing, or using birth-control pills because they are in a high estrogen state. Estrogen is responsible for regulating the fat in our body, so whether you are in a high or low-estrogen state, you are more likely to have cellulite.
And as you age, your outer layer of skin loses elasticity. When this happens, the underlying fat cells will eventually push through the layers, creating a more visible lumpy orange-peel texture we call cellulite.
The visibility of cellulite depends on its severity. Doctors have categorized this into four grades: Grades I - II is when your skin is at rest, and there is no visible cellulite unless compressed; Grades III-IV is when cellulite is visible even if your skin is at rest.
Cellulite usually correlates with weight changes, but this is not always the case. Our lifestyle can intensify the severity of cellulite - unhealthy diet, vices, lack of physical activities, and the like.
But, the good thing about this is you can reduce its appearance by properly taking care of your overall health. There are many options in the market on how to get rid of cellulite. You can choose from invasive or non-invasive procedures.
However, they are often expensive and some feel disappointed after such treatments seeing no visible results at all. It begs the question, is there even a cheaper but effective option in reducing cellulite?
Lucky for you, the answer is yes. This method is called dry brushing.
WHY DRY BRUSHING METHOD HELPS
The theory that vascular and lymphatic alterations promote cellulite development pushed the idea that Endermologie may be an effective tool in reducing cellulite because this device flushes the lymphatic system through mechanical massage.
But this study states that Endermologie was said developed to soften the scars and standardize physical therapy. However, a noticeable improvement in body contour and skin texture from patients who underwent this procedure gained the interest of scholars.
So from then on, the procedure has been used to help fat distribution in the subcutaneous plane (major site fat storage in the body).
How is this procedure related to dry brushing? The dry brushing method stimulates lymphatic drainage and improves blood circulation. If you have a healthy lymphatic system, other systems can function properly, too. It helps your body regenerate healthy cells and encourages collagen production for skin elasticity retention.
Complete Skin Makeover developed an innovative Dry/Wet Body Brush that removes dead skin cells, excess sebum, stubborn dirt and reduces cellulite appearance. Moreover, their dry brush has soft rubber nodules for a gentle massage experience that helps with flushing the lymphatic system. It also functions as a stopper keeping you from pressing too hard on your skin.
SIMPLE DRY BRUSHING CELLULITE TECHNIQUE
Dry body brushing is obviously our favorite exfoliating method. We have developed a technique on how to enjoy dry brushing to get rid of cellulite. Here is how we do it:
- Before taking a shower, dedicate at least 3-5 minutes of dry brushing your body every day. Take off your clothes because this is best done when naked! Also, make sure that your body brush is dry.
- Start with body parts furthest away from the heart. Run your brush in long strokes on parts of your body, like your legs, arms, and thighs.
- For coarser parts in your body (like your elbows, heels, and knees), brush in a small circular motion to help loosen the rough dead skin in these areas.
- Use clockwise gentle circular motions for your stomach and buttocks.
- Rinse before indulging in your favorite bath routine!
But not just that, Complete Skin Makeover created Reduce, an anti-cellulite cream you can use after your dry brush sessions. Reduce is made of natural ingredients like Guarana, Garcinia Cambogia, Gotu Kola, Ginkgo Biloba, and Elderberry (and more!). These known powerhouse natural ingredients contain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties which help fight cellulite appearance.
C.S.M's Reduce helps tightens and tones your skin around your thighs and buttocks where cellulite is usually visible. You may apply this cream on the most affected areas twice a day for better results.
Purchase the perfect combo here: Dry/Wet Body Brush + Reduce
Even if cellulite is an unalarming skin condition, it affects our confidence no matter what especially, during the bikini season. So, if you want to reduce the appearance of your orange-peel textured peaches, then start dry brushing before the summer hits. Enjoy your cellulite brush!