Butt dimples, orange peel thighs, jelly belly... Regardless of dress size, virtually ALL women have cellulite! At worst, we hate it and it makes us dread swimwear season, and at best, we grudgingly accept it. Since it’s influenced by both genetics and the structure of the skin and tissue, it’s unfortunately much harder to shake than a few excess kgs. So, what’s a bikini loving girl to do?
While there’s no magic bullet, there ARE some tried-and-tested ways to improve the appearance of cellulite and rock smoother, firmer thighs. Here are four of the cheapest, easiest changes to adopt this summer!
1. Clean up your diet
We’ve all seen skinny girls with loads of cellulite, and curvier babes with smooth, firm thighs. When it comes to cellulite, size is clearly not the key determinant. Your diet, however, does have an impact.
Experts all recommend a healthy, nutritionally balanced diet, with plenty of leafy greens, lean proteins, good fats and wholefoods, and limited processed snacks and sugar. Lay off the salt shaker as well, as excess sodium causes fluid retention and worsens the appearance of cellulite.
2. Drink plenty of water
When it comes to glowing, healthy skin, the answer always lies in drinking lots of H20, and cellulite is no different. Water helps to aid a healthy digestive system and assists with the removal of waste products. Hydrated skin also looks smoother, healthier and more supple.
3. Use a firming lotion
While many anti-cellulite lotions and potions are little more than hope in a bottle, there’s one that’s earning some serious fans. Palmer’s Anti-Oxidant Firming Lotion contains a powerful cocktail of skin-smoothing, bump-blitzing goodness in the form of coconut oil, Vitamin E, marine seaweed, sweet almond oil and caffeine.
With a lovely, light gel-cream texture, it instantly tightens, smooths and moistures for 24 hours, and improves the appearance of skin in as little as two weeks. What’s more, 94% (that’s right, 94!) of women reported an improvement in the appearance of their cellulite!*
*Independent clinical in-use test on 50 subjects; results after 4 weeks of use
4. Move more
While genes play a part in the formation of cellulite, so too does your lifestyle. This means both your diet and exercise habits could need a shake-up. Regular exercise helps to both prevent and reduce cellulite by building muscle and strengthening connective fibres, boosting circulation, and helping you maintain a healthy weight. It also does wonders for your confidence, so you’ll be happier in your skin – bumpy bits and all.