When it comes to those dreaded lumpy, bumpy, dimply areas of skin (a.k.a. orange skin), are you feeling hopeless? As women, if there’s something that quickly jumps to the top of our minds when planning a trip to the beach or wearing shorts is cellulite. But before you panic, there’s small steps you can take every day to treat, smooth out and disguise cellulite. Here are 4 secret weapons that will help you do it:
#1 Massage, Massage, Massage
You really don’t need extremely vigorous massages for results. Any type of massage that you enjoy and helps increase your blood flow on that problem area, will do the trick. Rubbing the skin in that area will also help break down the fat causing that bumpy appearance.The key is simply being consistent. If you’re on a tight budget, you don’t even need to pay for a professional massage, just do it yourself at home every night! But, if you’re willing to spend a little bit more to get rid of cellulite, we suggest you go ahead and get a cellulite reduction massage.
#2 Exfoliation and Dry Brushing
Another secret weapon is periodic exfoliation. Yes, besides removing dead skin cells and smoothing out your skin, body scrubs can help you fight cellulite. Adore Cosmetics Spirit Calming Body Peeling Scrub with Plant Stem Cell Formula and Sweet Almond oil, right after a warm bath will become your ally against cellulite in no time. Almond oil is as close as it gets to the natural skin oils produced by babies.
The next secret weapon to control cellulite, is actually quite a new trend: Dry Brushing. We’re not going to pretend it doesn’t sound a bit crazy, but just like other exfoliation methods, it promises to accelerate skin cells renewal process revealing a much firmer skin and increasing blood circulation. The secret to correct dry brushing is using a dry, not wet, brush with natural bristles over your dry skin and always brushing towards your heart for optimal lymph flow. Make sure you don’t stay on the area more than 5-10 minutes to avoid irritating your skin.
Another weapon that will help increase lymph flow and reduce cellulite is drinking plenty of fluids. At least 8 glasses of pure water per day. Stay away from carbonated beverages that will do you more harm than good, and usually contain large amounts of sodium. Hydrated skin cells reduce the look of areas affected by cellulite.
#4 Self Tanner
While you’re treating cellulite, there’s nothing wrong with disguising it a little bit, to boost our confidence. Did you notice the paler your skin gets the more noticeable cellulite seems to be? But before you damage your skin with UV rays just to get a bit more color, go with a much healthier choice: self tanner.