Does an Anti Cellulite Brush Work?

Written by: Emily Cordz

There are a lot of myths and misconceptions about how cellulite forms and ways to minimize its appearance. Most of what is ‘common knowledge’ about cellulite reduction techniques is completely false, while a few techniques are somewhat true. One of the common cellulite reduction techniques is to use a cellulite brush. This noninvasive technique has is one of the top at home treatment recommendations for cellulite, but does anti cellulite brush work?

What is Cellulite?

Cellulite appears due to various reasons, but most of them boil down to the lymphatic fluid retention, genetics, low activity levels and smoking. Cellulite can affect anyone, but is most common in women. While being overweight increases the risk of developing cellulite, even super models battle with this bothersome body issue. No particular food causes or prevents the formation of cellulite; however some may enhance its appearance by causing increased fluid retention. The most common areas for cellulite to appear are on the buttocks and thighs, although it can also appear on the stomach, arms, neck and calves.

Theory Behind Cellulite Brushes

There are several advertised reasons on why cellulite brushes will help reduce the appearance of cellulite. The brushing technique improves circulation throughout the body, which in turn helps bring more nutrients into the areas and takes away any excess fluids and/or toxins. The brushes are used all around the body as increasing overall body circulation will help more than doing a spot treatment. Most instructions state to brush towards the heart as it is more efficient and helps cleanse the lymphatic system.

Many brushes have a massaging side, which is used after brushing as a spot treatment. You apply more pressure than you would when brushing, but not enough to bruise. Massaging in circular motions over the trouble areas is supposed to help loosen up the tissues and break down any excess fat to be carried out by the blood stream.

Do Anti Cellulite Brushes Work?

Considering anti cellulite brushes have been recommended and used for years it would be safe to assume they work, however most people do not have the patients and dedication to see real results. This is because most results take around six months to be visible.

The majority of the population wants a quick fix solution and won’t stick with a through brushing regime.  It is something that needs to be kept up daily and done correctly. Many people think using firmer pressure when brushing and massaging will lead to faster, better results, but all they are doing is damaging their skin.

If you are looking for a quick, permanent fix for your cellulite, then an anti cellulite brush is not for you. If you are willing to dedicate around 15 minutes each day to a cellulite brush massage along with a healthy diet and regular exercise, then an anti cellulite brush can help you see a significant improvement to the appearance of your cellulite.

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I have two goals every day, learn something new and write. If I have done that much, then it has been a good day. I have been a fitness instructor for 12 years and enjoy helping others discover the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. I like to learn at least a little about everything with my current focus being on wild foods, crafting, yoga and travel.


  1. The only fast solution is a cosmetic procedure, but even that is not permanent. The best, most long term solution is regular exercise (squats, lunges, and cardio) and a healthy diet. It takes dedication but the results are excellent. The quick fixes don’t actually work beyond a temporary result (sometimes they wont even give you that).

  2. Ok well I am actually quite lean but have cellulite near my rear and upper thighs? What is the best and fastest solution?

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