For most of us, cellulite is a fact of life. Around 95% of women have cellulite somewhere on their body and it can often knock body confidence. It appears when body fat deep beneath the skin is pushed against the connective tissue surrounding it and often forms in areas with low circulation, giving skin a bumpy texture. So how can we boost blood flow and get our skin feeling healthier? We’ve rounded up a list of our top five tips on how to reduce the appearance of cellulite for good.
Plump your skin
Dry-brushing is a technique that has been traditionally used in spa settings, but is now making a comeback in our everyday beauty routines too. Basically, it’s a combination of exfoliation and massage that involves moving a dry brush, like this Remington REVEAL Rotating Body Brush all over your body with small circular motions. It takes just three minutes to complete the treatment and is best done in the morning before bathing. The result is a pinkish red skin tone, acting as a natural detox for your skin that stimulates lymphatic drainage.
The best exercises to help reduce cellulite are often the simplest, but the challenge is often making time to work out. Brisk walks can be incredibly effective at energising the skin by boosting blood circulation and enhancing metabolism. Try walking to work in comfortable running shoes, going for a quick stroll at lunchtime or hitting the treadmill. If you’re in a sedentary job, try to introduce more movement into your day, even if it’s just stepping over to the water cooler more often.
As cellulite tends to accumulate on thighs and legs, it’s important to adopt a smoothing strategy that tones the lower body. Over time, regular dumbbell squats and kettle bell workouts work best at building up muscle strength, burning excess body fat and flattening lumps or dimples in the skin’s surface. Slendertone Bottom is a great way to tone your curves too, using EMS technology to replicate shaping exercises. The result? Improved definition in just 4 weeks. Try building up some exercises into your daily routine, or modify your existing habits – climbing stairs instead of taking a lift is a quick win that will burn 10 calories a minute without you even noticing.
Opt for super foods that will nourish your skin, reduce the orange-peel effect and enhance your desired outcome. Blackberries and blueberries foster collagen production in creating new skin tissue, while salmon is rich in antioxidants that strengthen the fibres themselves. If you’re looking to burn calories faster, add chilli peppers to your meal to boost your metabolism by 25% for up to three hours. Sunflower seeds can significantly eliminate excess water and bloating, reducing the appearance of cellulite.
Wellbox is a great way to supplement diet and exercise changes in the fight against cellulite. This salon-quality technology breaks down fat deposits that natural methods are unable to shift. The device uses clever motorised rollers that gently pull and Lipomassage the skin in different directions to release fat, drain toxins and firm contours. This cellular stimulation respects the natural ecology of your skin and is non-invasive and non-aggressive, and will provide the same results as a professional treatment.
There you have it – here’s to brighter skin, feeling healthier and more confident!