Ok, so that doesn’t quite have the same ring as Jay Z’s “brush your shoulders off” lyric from the 2003 summer hit “Dirt Off Your Shoulder,” but it's kind of the same idea. Jay is rapping about brushing off the haters, forgetting about the things that bother you...that’s what we’re talking about here. Brushing off the cellulite, forgetting about it and feeling good!
This blog is the place for you to read about cellulite and how to get rid of it. In this article, we’ll talk about body brushes for cellulite, but feel free to check out our write ups on the best products to roll or massage away your cellulite, the best cellulite creams and lotions and helpful tips to get rid of cellulite naturally.
Here's a Comparison Table on the Best Body Brushes for Cellulite
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What Is Cellulite?
Cellulite is the term used to define the puckering of the skin in specific areas of the body that is caused by the loosening of muscle fibers and the emergence of fat cells into the dermal layer just underneath the skin. It can look like cottage cheese or like the peel of an orange.
It sounds bad, but cellulite isn’t medically dangerous. It can be incredibly bothersome and hamper your self-esteem, but you’re not alone, because cellulite actually affects 80 to 90 percent of women, no matter if you’re petite or plus-sized, and can show up at any age. All that to say, you aren’t the only one seeking out ways to eliminate cellulite if you have it and prevent it if you don’t.
I Want to Brush Mine Off
Cellulite massage basically helps to break up and loosen the connective tissue that protects and separates our muscles so that fat can lay flat under our skin (instead of bunched up and wrinkled). Dry brushing cellulite is essentially the same thing, but a combination of exfoliation and massage. Allure printed recently that dry brushing will cure “basically everything, including poor digestion, cellulite, and whatever bad thing happens when your lymph nodes aren’t draining.”
How Do I Brush Mine Off?
Get ready to have your mind blown. Body brushing for cellulite, or dry brushing, involves brushing your skin in slow, circular motions with a dry brush (two or three times a week if you can manage it).
If you think you can manage body brushing cellulite, read on to learn more about the five best body brushes for cellulite.
As this is a New Body Essentials blog, it should come as no surprise that I think this is the best body brush for cellulite. It’s an all natural brush with a (17 inch long) bamboo handle and 100% natural boar’s hair bristles, but, what’s more is that you get two for the price of one with this brush--it has a hard side and a soft side.
The hard side allows you to really treat and exfoliate the areas that have tough skin (feet, ankles, etc.) The soft side is best used for stimulating circulation to promote the removal of dead skin and toxins so your skin can rehydrate. But if you’ve been paying attention, stimulation is the key to reducing the appearance of cellulite.
This is another brush for cellulite removal that gets double the bang for your buck as the brush can be used either wet or dry. The natural brush bristles are firm, but not rough, and are great for removing dead skin cells.
The nodes help improve lymphatic drainage and blood circulation, which encourages more frequent cell turnover...meaning firmer, more toned skin and less cellulite. This brush isn’t as long as the New Body Essentials brush, but it is ergonomic, fits comfortably in your hand and is easy to hold.
This brush is similar to the CSM brush, but it doesn’t have the massaging nodes. This dry skin brush: removes dead skin (clearing clogged pores), stimulates your lymphatic system (releasing toxins), increases circulation (helping to eliminate metabolic waste) and...what we’re all really here for, reduces cellulite by softening hard fat deposits below the skin while distributing fat deposits more evenly.
This brush is made with high grade natural bristles, has a high quality wood handle and comes with a free travel pouch and stick-on hook.
This brush has a 16 inch fine bamboo handle and two brush sides--one with natural boar’s hair bristles and one side with bamboo nodes. Use either side to brush or massage cellulite away by boosting circulation and promoting healthy glowing skin. The makers of this brush boast that it’s sturdy enough for daily use and is mildew and mold resistant, but that it should be replaced every six months.
This is a great product if you’re looking for a product that allows you to massage and dry brush. If you’re looking for JUST a dry brush, the New Body Essentials product would be a better fit.
This is the only plastic cellulite brush on our list. Even though the brush bristles (or “specially designed nubbed surface” as the manufacturer calls it), it works the same way. Using this brush daily, you can reduce cellulite by stimulating skin, draining excess fluids and releasing trapped toxins. Make a special note, though, this brush is not a dry brush--I repeat, not a dry brush--so it should only be used with a cellulite cream, lotion or oil--not directly on dry skin.
For best results, treat the imperfect area with the lubricating product of your choice then rub the brush in circular motions over the treated area for 15-20 minute, three to four times per week (or daily if you’re feeling juiced about it).
There are a lot of body brushes for cellulite to choose from, but hopefully the information we’ve provided above will help you choose the one that’s right for you. Do you already have a dry body brush? If so, which one and why do you love it?!