Only yesterday I was asked the question from a Vixen on how you can get rid of that dreaded cottage cheese effect most women deal with called CELLULITE! Now with Summer on our doorstep it can become quite a concern for a lot of women. So to help you beat the battle of the dimples make sure you incorporate these steps into your daily routine!
Step One: TONE
Regular Exercise – Any form of CARDIO – will help with circulation and toning your legs. I always recommend on the SOFT SAND if you’re a Bondi local. You can start with Power Walking and when you’re ready move on to jogging and even sprints to help reduce fat. Include a body weight circuit of high reps using squats, step ups and moving lunges at the end of your session to tone your booty and thighs.
Step Two: DIET
Eating a wide variety of brightly coloured fruit and vegetables should help to improve skin circulation, reducing the appearance of cellulite. Coloured fruit and vegetables contain the most antioxidants, helping your body shed toxins. Eating unhealthy, fatty foods can lead to reduced skin elasticity and sluggish circulation.
Add raspberries, strawberries and blueberries to your diet. Mangoes and bananas also encourage blood flow, which will again help to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Try to include lots of vitamin C which boosts levels of collagen in the skin; eating oily fish and white lean meat will also help. Salt is an aggravating factor for cellulite, so avoid high-salt foods such as crisps and halloumi cheese.
Step Three: UNDERWEAR
Wearing looser fitting underwear can help prevent cellulite which can be aggravated by over-tight elastic restricting the circulation. Believe it or not but tight underwear can hinder the body’s ability to move fat where it needs to go.
Step Four: SKINCARE
Combine regular Dry Body Brushing aswell as regular Moisturising. Body brushing can help to remove dead skin and give the skin a healthier, more youthful appearance. Doing this before your daily shower is best. Also investing in a good, plumping moisturiser can also help breathe life back into weakened skin cells and will make cellulite feel less ‘lumpy and bumpy’.
Step Five: TREATMENT
Genetics play a big part in cellulite, so despite all efforts some people will unfortunately always suffer the dreaded orange peel look to some extent. If you are eating clean, applying self care to your legs, exercising regularly but still can’t get rid of it, you might want to consider a more drastic option. For example, some beauty slaons offer services that combine radio frequency, infra-red, vacuum and mechanical massage to tackle the appearance of cellulite. The treatment boosts circulation, targets the dimpled skin to firm problem areas, makes the skin feel smoother and reduces the circumference of the area treated.
But please try all the natural approaches first before you need to seek a more drastic option.
So as I always say Vixens, Bum Down Head Up and Squat like you mean it! 🙂