Cellulite refers to the dimpled-looking skin that commonly occurs in the thigh region. Nearly all women have it – in fact, it’s estimated that 85% of all women 21 years and older have some. It’s perfectly natural and just means that your fatty tissues are rubbing up against your connective tissues.
There are plenty of tips and tricks out there that claim to be able to get rid of cellulite entirely. However, the truth is, you can’t get rid of it, not at home at least. What you can do is fight it from becoming more prominent, and reduce how visible it currently is. If your cellulite is particularly stubborn, however, you may have to visit a beauty salon for professional treatment.
Many people have non-visible cellulite, unnoticeable unless you look closely or twist their skin to reveal the dimples underneath. The good news is, this is an achievable target! In this article, we’ll teach you three techniques you can use to make your cellulite less visible from the comfort of your own home. We’ll also recommend some specific beauty treatments that will be able to get rid of even the most stubborn parts of it.
#1: Massage your skin regularly
This is one of the simplest cellulite-fighting techniques out there. All you need is a simple wooden body brush and 15 minutes every few days – then, scrub away! The massaging motions of the brush will kickstart the process of lymphatic drainage and expel the toxins that accumulate in the fat layer of your skin.
These toxins often cause inflammation in the fat layer of your skin, making cellulite much more visible. Each time you clear your lymph vessels of toxins in this manner, you create a more healthy internal environment for your fat cells. The inflammation will reduce, and your cellulite will become less pronounced. However, do keep in mind that this can dry your skin out if done often! It’s therefore best to try it right before you shower and moisturize afterwards.
For extra benefits, look for a caffeine-filled body scrub. Massaging the scrub into your skin will stimulate lymphatic drainage, and the caffeine will tighten your skin up and dehydrate and deflate fat cells to make your cellulite less noticeable.
#2: Try a body cream
The main ingredient you should keep an eye out for when looking for a body cream is retinol, as it helps to plump and smooth skin by building collagen. Simply apply it to the areas with visible cellulite after every shower – make sure you really massage it in. After a few weeks, you’ll notice your cellulite beginning to fade. You can check this piece from Asia Tatler to learn more on retinol.
However, retinol can make your skin more sensitive to sunburns. Remember to apply a layer of sunscreen before you leave the house!
#3: Adapt your lifestyle
Your diet and the amount of exercise you get affects how much cellulite you have – visible or otherwise. Increase the amount of fiber and whole grain foods that you eat, as they help to remove waste and toxins from your digestive system. Examples of these foods include fruits, vegetables, oats, bran, etc.
It’s also important to drink lots of water every day! Dehydrated skin is thin and weak, and more prone to shaw flaws. Hydrated skin, on the other hand, is much stronger and will mask your cellulite to some extent.
Lastly, regular exercise can help to reduce cellulite by burning fat cells. Plus, it’s just plain good for you!
For some people, cellulite can be genetic and near impossible to get rid of. Luckily, there are some beauty treatments specifically for this issue!
#1: Anti-cellulite massage
Anti-cellulite massages work by stimulating the lymphatic drainage system to help your body get rid of the toxins around your fat cells. While you can achieve this at home to some extent with a brush or body scrub, this massage takes it to the next level by thoroughly cleansing your lymph vessels. You’ll leave the massage feeling renewed and relaxed, and your cellulite will be less prominent from just one session.
We recommend this massage at My Perfect Body. Their salon specializes in body correction and other innovative beauty treatments, and they’re especially skilled in reducing cellulite. Plus, it’s reasonably priced at 480HKD for a 45-minute session! You could also choose to make a day of it and add on some other treatments, such as the seaweed anti-cellulite wrap. This relies on the natural nutrients in seaweed to firm your skin up and smoothen any bumps out, thus reducing the visibility of any cellulite.
#2: Targeted treatment for cellulite reduction
If you’ve got no idea where or how to begin reducing your cellulite, why not leave the decisions in the hands of a capable professional? After all, with all the different methods and techniques to fight cellulite, it’s easy to get confused about which to try out. Look for an aesthetic treatment salon as their staff tend to have some medical background, making them better equipped to answer your questions and give you advice.
EstheClinic is a great example of an aesthetic treatment salon that specializes in various beauty treatments including cellulite reduction, anti-ageing and body contouring. Plus, you get a free consultation with each treatment so you can agree on the goals of the treatment as well as discuss any concerns.
If you have particularly stubborn and visible cellulite, Guardian Angel Skin Centre would be another great option for you. Their body contouring and cellulite treatment is highly effective and is tailored to suit your individual needs and body goals.
So, there you have it – a list of the top tips and tricks on how to fight cellulite! You can choose either a natural approach or pamper yourself with a trip to the beauty salon, after all, you deserve it!