Nobody’s body is flawless, and
cellulite is just one of the imperfections that can potentially drive us crazy.
And here’s the reality of it: Cellulite
affects up to 90 percent of women, and that number may be higher. Cellulite is
also something men deal with, though at a far less rate than females. But there
are numerous ways to fight cellulite
on the market—and even treatments to try at home. We like these DYI remedies
and non-invasive spa treatments to help you minimize the look of dimpled skin.
Keep reading, as we’ve listed just 8 of many (we told you cellulite is a common
Give cellulite the brush off, just in
time for summer’s arrival.
Treating Cellulite, from Dry Brushing to
- Fitness: Regular flexibility, strength training and
cardio exercises keep skin taut and firm muscle mass for a smoother look.
Exercise also helps burn fat, which leads to cellulite.
- A healthy,
balanced diet: Load up on lean
proteins, fruits and veggies, as well as high water content foods like
watermelon, cucumber, tomato and bell pepper.
creams: Search for lotions enriched with
ingredients like retinol (studies have shown it thickens skin and builds
collagen). Indulge in self-massage in cellulite-prone areas after you shower or
brushing: Yes, dry brushing stimulates the
lymphatic system and circulation whilst eliminating dead layers of skin and
impurities (the best part—you can do this at home; make it a habit prior to
showering and using a body scrub). Spas also offer dry brushing treatments,
which are the ultimate way to give cellulite the brush off.
- Body wraps: Spa treatments like seaweed wraps or coffee
wraps are said to improve the appearance of dimpled areas for a short stint.
- Endermologie: This
unique French massage therapy is said to reduce cellulite’s presence by stimulating
natural fat release and firming skin. Sixty seven percent of clients saw
cellulite diminish after three sessions, according to the manufacturer.
- Massage: Boosts circulation, which in turn reduces
inflammation–a common culprit behind cellulite
- Spray tan or
self-tanner: An easy way to
help hide uneven skin tone caused by cellulite. If you don’t see it, is your
cellulite still there? Yes, but you’ll feel more comfortable in skimpy shorts
for Spafinder’s next article on high tech ways to say goodbye to cellulite–for
up to two years or longer.
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