Beauty • 02 April 2015
With summer just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about putting away the thick winter tights and getting ready for swimsuit weather! If the thought of baring your legs fills you with horror, read on as we share our favourite methods to get rid of cellulite!
5 Top Tips To Get Rid Of Cellulite
Cellulite and fat are one and the same, and women of all ages and sizes may be plagued with the dreaded orange peel skin at some point. When fat is stored under the skin, it bulges in places, causing the unpleasant dimpling that many work so hard to avoid. The first step to getting rid of cellulite is to start a programme of cardio and strength exercise. This can be as simple as running a few times a week and joining a Pilates class!
Step 2 is to watch what you eat – build your meals around fresh fruit and vegetables, and try to cut down on the amount of processed food you eat. If you choose to eat bread, rice and pasta, opt for whole grain versions. Also make sure you're drinking plenty of clear fluids, and try to cut down on caffeine as this can encourage your body to retain water.
Step 3 is to establish a good exfoliating routine, which doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg! Invest in a good body brush like this Elle Macpherson Rotating Dry Body Brush, which features a rotating head and natural bristles. To get the most out of this device, simply start at your feet and move in a circular motion towards your heart. The massaging motion will help to break up fat cells and flush out toxins, in addition to exfoliating your skin.
If you're after a more intense massage experience than the body brush, you might like this Beurer Cellulite Massager that will help to boost circulation and improve your skin's texture. It mimics the effects of a professional deep tissue massage, at a fraction of the cost.
This best-selling beauty device is at at-home version of a popular spa treatment, which delivers a deep massage by 'random orbital oscillation'. The babyBelle BodyBuffer helps to boost lymphatic drainage, increase circulation and improve the elasticity of the skin. It's also great for recovering after a workout.