Looking for a Cellulite Reducer + Help You Immune System? Try Dry Skin Brushing:
Elemis Cellutox is technically an oil rather than a cream, but it’s so good that it has quite rightly earned the reputation for being one of the best cellulite treatments around.
As with many Elemis products, its enhanced with essential oils for what can only be labeled as that ‘spa retreat’ scent, containing sea fennel, sea buckthorn, lemon, and juniper.
These work to increase your circulation, this, in turn, is known to help break down cellulite.
Some of the Benefits of Dry Brushing:
Remove Dead Skin Cells
Increasing Blood Circulation and Lymphatic Drainage
Enhance Radiant Skin
stimulating the nervous system
Developing Muscle Tone
Cleans Out Pores
Body Brushing Cellulite Programme:
This is a 2-step program for tackling cellulite through exfoliating, stimulating, detoxifying and smoothing the body. Firstly use the Body Detox Skin Brush, this helps to Stimulate, Cleanse and Tone the skin. This body brush increases circulation and helps lymphatic drainage to flush away impurities as well as softening the skin and shedding dead skin cells.
Cellutox Active Body Oil:
Step two is to apply the Cellulite and body cleansing oil that Nourishes, Detoxifies, and Stimulates. This powerful blend of Sea Buckthorn, Sea Fennel, Lemon, and Juniper essential oils is the ideal body detox. Perfect when used as part of an anti-cellulite and body cleansing programme. Suitable for all skin types.
Do This Daily – To begin with, Dry brush the skin before showering or bathing either in the morning or evening. By having the body dry makes it easier to brush and sweep away the dead skin cells. The bristles can also get a better purchase on the skin to pump and draw away the fluid in the lymphatic system that lies just beneath the skin’s layers. It’s important to remember ‘be gentle.’
Regardless of the texture of the bristles, you need only apply very soft pressure. You don’t want to harm your skin by brushing too hard, and too much pressure isn’t very effective for the lymphatic system.
Start at the soles of the feet and work with long sweeping movements up the legs towards the thighs and buttocks and gently over the abdomen, all the time moving towards the heart, paying extra attention to areas that are prone to cellulite.
Gently complete brushing the remaining areas, the arms, chest, back, and neck.
The Correct Direction of Brushing:
As one of the main benefits is to promote the lymph flow, it’s best to brush in the direction of the flow.
The photo above shows the direction of flow heading to the primary lymph nodes. Don’t get too confounded with remembering it, but when in doubt, aim for and brush up towards the joint areas, particularly the armpit and the hip/groin creases. When you are get used to dry skin brushing it only takes about 5 minutes to do the whole body.
You can now Indulge in a warm, powerful shower or bath to open the pores.
Dry pat your skin, then pour a small measure of the oil into the palms and gently massage into the body, paying particular attention to those problem areas, especially the thighs, buttocks, and abdomen.
Follow this programme daily to help stimulate and release toxins which can help to improve the appearance of cellulite.
Keeping a healthy lifestyle while coping with a busy routine can be a massive test in today’s environment. The demands and pressure of everyday life can hinder good intentions and lead to a build-up of toxins in the body.
Choosing simple detox regimes such as drinking a glass of warm water with added lemon or ginger, as well as exfoliating regularly will help cleanse the body, stimulate circulation and remove toxins.
Ingredients of Cellutox Active Body Oil:
Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Limonene, Juniperus Communis Oil, Citral, Tocopherol, Linalool, Geraniol, Citronellol, Farnesol, Crithmum Maritimum Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract.
Juniper, Lemon, Sea Fennel, Sea Buckthorn.
I have to admit I was a little skeptical about dry skin brushing, but there was sufficient evidence to support its effectiveness and the fact that I could purchase the correct brush to use along with the body oil was a huge bonus.
Using the brush took a couple of goes to get used to, but i now body brush before my shower each morning, and it is something I thoroughly enjoy. It makes me feel wide awake and gets my day off to a good start. (Remember – Don’t wet the brush).
Following my shower I use the body oil: It only takes a couple of minutes to apply but is well worth the effort, and I can still feel a difference in the softness of my skin throughout the day and into the evening.
The fragrance of the oil is lovely; subtle and refreshing. I do see an improvement in my cellulite, and my skin complexion is definitely looking healthier. I can definitely recommend this product.
Further Reading: Best Cellulite Removal Treatment
Have you tried Elemis Cellutox or Dry Skin Brushing? Did find it beneficial to your overall health, and did it help to reduce your Cellulite?
I would like to hear your story. Please leave any comments or questions below, and I will be happy to discuss them with you.