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how to get rid of cellulite

how to get rid of cellulite

According to research, 93% of women suffer with some form of cellulite but before you pack away those shorts and dresses, we’ve got the latest cellulite-blasting solutions that could help. Stop cellulite in it’s tracks with our round-up of the latest tips and products.

what is cellulite?

Cellulite is the formation of fat deposits beneath the surface of the skin that manifest to create an uneven surface or ‘dimpled effect’ on the outer skin layer. More common in women than men due to the distribution of fat, muscle and connective tissue, cellulite distorts the connective tissue resulting in characteristic changes in the appearance of skin.

what causes cellulite?

There are many factors that can contribute to cellulite including heredity, skin type, gender, body fat and age. However, cellulite is believed to occur due to either shrinkage or shortening of connective tissue that bonds the skin to the muscle. When this is compromised, fat deposits push and distort the surface of the connective tissue ultimately creating an uneven skin layer.

how to get rid of cellulite?

There are many ways that you can help reduce the appearance of cellulite including:

a healthy diet

A healthy, balanced diet can play an important role in keeping cellulite at bay. Eating food that is high in salt can cause your fat cells to swell, ultimately making your cellulite more pronounced. Try reducing your sodium intake and eating plenty of fibre-fuelled foods (such as oats and bran) as this will help remove any toxins in the body. It’s also important to keep well-hydrated as skin in a dehydrated state can enhance the look of existing cellulite.

exfoliate

Whilst cellulite forms in the skins epidermis, you can still reduce the appearance through topical treatments. Opt for a caffeinated exfoliator such as the Mio Cellulite Smoothing Set and focus your attention on the area of concern. When used regularly, a caffeinated scrub can help in one or two ways. Firstly, the massaging the scrub onto the skin helps promote lymphatic drainage whilst the caffeine works to temporarily tighten the skin, helping to plump and hydrate the outer layer.

regular exercise

Since cellulite is predominantly caused by dormant fat tissue, it is important to exercise regularly to counteract the production. Physical exercise such as walking, running, swimming or even yoga can make a dramatic difference in appearance of cellulite.

massage

Stimulating circulation and breaking up fluids beneath the skin can have a positive effect on the amount of visible cellulite. A simple 10 minute massage can help jump-start lymphatic drainage which in turn, helps to eliminate toxins and diminish any inflammation gathering beneath the surface of the skin. Our favourite is the Wahl Deluxe Heated Massager, an innovative massage device that offers a traditional massage with the addition of two, soothing heat settings.

treatment

Whilst there are many topical treatments or lifestyle changes you can make to rid yourself of that dreaded cellulite, you can also opt for an in-office treatment for around £250 per session. Whilst this is definitely not an everyday treat, you will see results more quickly. The latest technology? Cellutone – a treatment that releases 6,000 shocks over the course of seven minutes to break up with fibrous banding and help skin to appear softer, smoother and more refined.

serum

Working to strengthen the skin’s most outer layer, serums can help to make your cellulite less visible and temporarily tighten problematic areas. Our favourite is DECLÉOR’s Aromessence Svelt Body Refining Oil Serum as its rich blend of Grapefruit and Patchouli works to boost the elasticity and invigorate the body whilst Macadamia and Jojoba Oil delivers optimum hydration to skin to reveal smoother more refined skin with improved tone.



Rebecca

Rebecca

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