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Body brushing

If there's one thing women agree on, it's probably their hatred of cellulite. However body brushing, is one method of cellulite reduction that many women swear by.

The market is flooded with products that claim to reduce or eliminate this plague upon women's thighs and butts, each with their own claims, and often, their own outrageous price tag.

The theory behind body brushing is that it helps our lymphatic drainage system to remove toxins. In so doing, it can help to reduce cellulite in the thighs and butt, where fats, proteins and waste products tend to accumulate.

Body brushing is not a miracle cure, but it does seem to help, especially if you also improve your diet. So how do you do it?

Use a natural bristle brush (available at most beauty shops or chemists), and stand in the bathtub to catch the falling skin. Using long strokes, start at your feet, and rub up your legs and thighs towards your groin. Work in circular movements over your stomach, then do your hands and arms, back and across the shoulders. Use gentle downward strokes on your neck, throat and chest.

Of course some areas will be more sensitive than others, for instance the breasts and neck, but this technique is nonetheless good for them. The more you do it, the less sensitive your skin will become - once or twice a day is recommended.

You will likely find that your skin will redden and start tingle - this will be particularly true as you increase the circulation in areas of greatest fat-concentration.

A word of warning - this may feel so good that you overdo it, so be careful not to get carried away and scrub your skin to the point of bleeding.



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