Struggling With Cellulite On Your Legs? Read Our 9 Top Tips For Tackling It
Most women experience cellulite on their legs at some stage in life. This dimpled effect typically appears on the thighs, buttocks and stomach and is the result of enlarged fat cells pushing through your skin’s connective tissues. While it can be caused by a myriad of different reasons, the good news is that some simple lifestyle changes can help prevent cellulite from developing and minimise its appearance naturally.
Just after showering or before you go to bed, apply a restorative moisturising lotion such as Garnier’s Ultimate Blends Nourishing Firming Milk with tonic lemon and green coffee. Packed full of natural goodness, this tailor-made formula *tones and nourishes your skin*.
2. Stay hydrated
Drink plenty of water, especially in hot weather or when exercising. Cellulite worsens when you’re dehydrated – the skin weakens and becomes thinner, causing the dimples to become more visible.
3. Eat healthily
Start by reducing your sodium intake, as excess salt makes fat cells swell, increasing the visibility of your cellulite. Eat more foods high in fibre and whole grains, such as bran, oats, fruit and veg, as well as foods rich in potassium, such as apricots and bananas. These foods help to remove waste and flush out toxins, sugars and alcohol.
4. Increase your vitamin C intake
Eat food rich in vitamin C, such as bell peppers and kiwis. This will encourage *collagen production*, keeping skin smooth and even.
5. Exercise regularly
Strength training that tones your muscles helps prevent fat cells from pushing through to the surface. Opt for a regime of squats and lunges combined with cardio, such as power walking, jogging or stair climbing.
6. Wear compression leggings or shorts during exercise
These smooth out the appearance of cellulite and keep your blood circulating whilst preventing fluid from collecting in your tissue.
A stressful lifestyle increases the body’s production of noradrenaline and adrenaline, both of which can increase cellulite. Try taking time out to unwind, walk in the park, listen to music or treat yourself to a pampering session.
Deep tissue massage can increase blood flow and break up the fluids collecting beneath your skin.
Using a scrub as part of your regular routine helps lessen the appearance of cellulite. It also improves circulation, again breaking up any excess fluids.
Adding these simple steps to your weekly routine can help prevent cellulite forming or reduce its appearance. They will also pave the way to a healthier lifestyle, giving your skin a natural glow.