The only thing that comes close to my obsession with anti-aging products, is my penchant for anti-cellulite solutions. No matter whether I have been a very slim 118 lbs. or 30 lbs more, I have never liked my thighs. Wearing bathing suits always strikes a certain level of fear in my heart. The thought of baring my thighs to the world is worse than presenting to a room full of strangers. Part of me has accepted the fact that my thighs are what they are (thanks, mom and grandma). But, the other part of me is forging ahead trying to find any product to make at least a small difference in the way that I see my thighs.
Enter, dry skin brushing. Dry skin brushing involves using a natural (not synthetic) body brush to exfoliate the skin, boosting circulation and improving lymphatic drainage which helps to remove toxins from your body. It also promotes improved blood flow, cell renewal leading to more youthful, tighter skin. Dry skin brushing is easy and there are only a few ground rules. Brushing should be done towards the heart in long one-direction strokes. Start from your feet, do both legs and then move upward to the arms and mid-section. Don’t brush too hard, it should feel good – not harsh or irritating. I recommend starting out dry skin brushing three times per week and then graduating to daily brushing once you get used to it.
I’ve only been doing it a few weeks, so I haven’t yet seen a major difference in my thighs, but the dry brushing feels really amazing. Stay tuned for updates as I continue my dry brushing regimen.
Are there any anti-cellulite treatments that you swear by?