Good bye cellulite, Hello Honeymoon.
With brides getting married all year round and lucky enough to get a sun holiday as a honeymoon here is some information on the dreaded cellulite that maybe hasn’t crossed your mind we tend to worry about cellulite coming into the summer months and forget about in the colder months so below are a few facts and hints you help you on your way to smooth dimple free legs,
Unfortunately the majority of us all suffer with some cellulite or stubborn areas of fat that we can’t get our head around why and how to get rid of it.
Here are the dos and don’ts of how to eliminate this dreaded condition!
What is cellulite?
Cellulite is often mistaken for obesity, to make this clear it’s not! Cellulite is predetermined by genetics so this is why all women of all shapes or sizes even the likes of supermodels have it. The skin consists of the dermis and epidermis that have 3 layers of fat in which cellulite tends to develop in the subcutaneous layers, this layer of fat in women is organised into large chambers allowing fat to be stored that is known as cellulite.
Factors such as hormones, ageing, puberty, pregnancy and birth control pills may all contribute to the weakening of collagen fibres to give the cellulite appearance.
Cellulite is described as a condition more common in us women than men as we store larger amounts of fat in one or more areas like thighs and bums, men tend to store fat more evenly which results in additional suffering for women in yet another area.
Cellulite can also be referred to as orange peel due to the dimpling of the skin or for a less attractive term known as cottage cheese skin.
Too many fat, starchy or fatty foods, carbohydrates, salt or too little fibre including too much intake of caffeine in our diet can contribute to increased cellulite. Our lifestyle plays a huge part with smoking, too much alcohol, lack of exercise and standing or sitting in one position for long periods of time all contribute to increased cellulite. If you avoid all of the above and most importantly drink plenty of water you should notice a difference or at least prevent it from happening in the future that’s if you are not one of the lucky ones that don’t have any at all.
If all else fails, our skincare genesis have developed plenty of creams and treatments to help us on our way to smooth, dimple free supple legs.
Body brushing is one of my highly trusted and recommended daily beauty routine everyone should try out.
Body brushing has become very popular over the last few years, its practically pain free, fast and economically effective contribution to preventing and treating cellulite and stubborn areas of fat and skin that can appear dull and tired. Body brushing can be used in conjunction with treatment creams but it does require a little bit of effort. Natural bristle brushes are softer on the skin than artificial, when you first use it you may feel it hurts slightly but we all know beauty is pain so stick with it and when you start seeing results the discomfort will surely disappear. Begin by brushing at your feet and slowly work your way up towards your legs, bum, stomach and chest following onto the hands and neck avoiding the face. When using the brush always brush upwards towards the heart to encourage the return of blood and encourage lymphatic drainage, brush softly where skin is softest and thinnest areas like breasts and under arms.
When to body brush?
Use your body brush before you bath and shower and you can do this day or night I always recommend applying any cellulite or firming creams in the morning when they work a little better when you are active rather than lying down to sleep for the night.
Main benefits of body brushing
1. Wakes you up in the morning.
2. Cost effective, one off payment when you buy the brush and that’s it.
3. Stimulates blood and lymphatic flow for good circulation that gives the skin a healthy colour and feel.
4. Removes dead skin cells
5. Plays a major part in combating cellulite and stretch marks.
6. Leaves your skin feeling vibrant, healthy, smooth and glowing.
7. Helps eliminate toxins from the body and skin.
8. Encourages moisturiser to sink into skin quicker that will save you drying time in the morning.
9. Only takes 2-5 minutes
10. Boosts and supports the immune system and reducing infection and allowing the body to heal faster.
Other recommendations to try
- Massage is a nice relaxing way to speed up circulation by kneading in most problematic areas in conjunction with the breakdown of fat and toxins.
- Fake Tan is a little top secret to help disguise the appearance of cellulite, the darker your skin the less visible imperfections will be.
- Moisturise every day after body brushing, when keeping the skin well hydrated the skin is the more supple and plumped out the cellulite will appear less than if you where dry or dehydrated.
- Lipomassage, body wraps, electrotherapy and ultrasound treatments are all further advanced and an option if you suffer with extreme cellulite they cost more than your typical cream and some are more effective than others so I would advise to learn additional information about any treatment before booking any procedure.
- Cut down on the cigarettes and alcohol intake.
- Drinking plenty of water we all know at this stage that the more water we drink the better you and your body will look and feel.
- Be persistent some things take longer than others and you have to be persistent and not give up too easily and when you start to see results you will realise it’s worth all the effort.
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