Cellulite is lumpy or bumpy skin caused by uneven fat distribution. People invest in a variety of treatments to help reduce the appearance of cellulite, from topical creams to lasers to liposuction. One treatment that is becoming more popular is dry brushing. Dry brushing is a procedure in which a person brushes their skin with a firm-bristled brush to exfoliate the skin, but does dry brushing help with cellulite reduction?
How Dry Brushing May Work to Improve the Appearance of Cellulite
Because dry brushing may improve circulation and lymphatic drainage, it is believed that it can also help minimize the appearance of cellulite. The primary purpose of dry brushing is exfoliation, but because of its impact on circulation, it can have the added benefit of improving and strengthening connective tissue, which prevents the fat from pushing up against the skin cells and appearing lumpy. Increased circulation can also reduce inflammation.
Is Dry Brushing Safe for Everyone?
Dry brushing requires the use of a firm-bristled brush. People with very sensitive skin may not be able to tolerate it. As well, people with eczema may find that it is too uncomfortable. If you have sensitive skin or eczema, dry brushing could result in more irritation.
Other Cellulite Treatments
There is no permanent treatment for cellulite, but diet and exercise, along with better hydration, may help reduce the appearance of the fatty deposits. Some people have success with topical medications. There is also ultrasound treatment as well as cryolipolysis (fat freezing).
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