Orange peel, lipedema, cellulite, cottage cheese – whatever you call it, one thing’s certain: No woman on the planet longs for more cellulite. It may surprise you to learn that the term “cellulite” is not medically inspired. It gained popularity in French salons around the end of the nineteenth century, and it describes the bumpy, dimpled, inconsistent appearance of the skin above fat deposits.
Doctors say cellulite is actually quite natural – they say this uneven skin surface is found in 90 percent of post-pubescent females and that it simply indicates a breakdown in the connective tissue around fat cells. Cellulite is more noticeable on the female form because female skin tissue is thinner than male skin tissue. Still, it’s hard to convince women to simply accept their cellulite as a natural occurrence. Society has long derided “cottage cheese ” skin as ugly and undesirable.
Fortunately, those who wish to banish cellulite may do so by applying the techniques listed below.
Cellulite is exacerbated when one’s fat cells are swollen with extra sugar. Salt is also problematic because it encourages fluid retention, making cellulite look even worse. To limit the appearance of cellulite, eat no more than six teaspoons of sugar and 200 mg of sodium each day.
To see a noticeable reduction of cellulite, apply a firming lotion or cream. Of course, you’ll want to select a product that’s user-approved to firm skin and improve its structure. Nuxe Paris has created a lotion that fits the bill perfectly. Its Body Fondant Firming Cream includes barley sugars and Brazilian mimosa to instantly lift skin, thereby decreasing cellulite dimples. Nuxe Paris’ cellulite solution also contains rye flakes and Kigelia Africana to improve skin structure. After using this product for 28 days, 86 percent of users reported that their skin was more toned, while 82 percent said it was visibly smoother.
To prepare your skin for cellulite solutions from Nuxe Paris and other brands, apply a body exfoliator such as Fat Girl Scrub from Bliss. The Bliss Fat Girl Scrub increases circulation and is specially formulated for cellulite-prone areas.
Muscle is smoother than fat. If you lift weights regularly, your cellulite levels will drop. Lunges, leg presses and squats are particularly powerful cellulite-busting exercises.
More water means better circulation. To help your body break down fat stores, mix lemon juice into your water. Aim for eight to ten glasses of water each day.
Massaging the connective tissue helps break up the inconsistencies that cause cellulite. So get a deep tissue massage. Use foam rollers to roll away cellulite. Or use the Fat Girl Stimulator from Bliss. This rubber scrubber is specifically designed to eliminate the tissue stagnation that causes cellulite.
Papaya and mango include antioxidants that prevent the tissue damage that causes cellulite in the first place. Lima beans, broccoli and peas fight connective tissue inflammation, decreasing cellulite dimples. Blueberries, blackberries and other dark berries increase antioxidant levels and collagen production, which may limit the appearance of cellulite. Studies have found that eating kelp can encourage a 5-10 percent loss in weight, thereby decreasing cellulite. Foods that are rich in essential fatty acids help repair skin tissue. (Salmon, almonds, walnuts and olive oil are good sources of essential fatty acids.) Remember – you are what you eat. If you eat these foods, your body will have more tools to fight cellulite.
It may sound crazy, but caffeine is a powerful tool in your cellulite battle. Actually, if you think about it for a minute, this makes sense. Caffeine is naturally dehydrating. When applied to cellulite-ridden areas, caffeine draws out excess moisture, thereby tightening the skin and creating a temporarily firm surface.
Bliss’ Fat Girl Slim is one of the most powerful caffeine-based cellulite treatments. It delivers caffeine via QuSomes, a patented ingredient that quickly delivers active ingredients directly into every layer of the epidermis. This Bliss product also discourages cellulite by increasing surface circulation.
This tip’s pretty self-explanatory. If you get enough cardio exercise (40-60 minutes a day, six times a week), your body will burn away fat. Less fat means less cellulite. Bike or jog to reduce cellulite on the legs and hips; row or box for arm cellulite.
This tip comes from pole dancers: Cellulite is less noticeable in red light.
Cosmetic surgery may be required to eradicate stubborn cellulite. Liposculpture is less invasive than liposuction; smaller tools are used to remove fat cells near the skin.
Straight, smooth hair is one of the most popular hair styles among celebrities and laywomen alike. Yet it’s not always easy to transform frizzy, curly locks into arrow-straight tresses. Below, we’ve gathered techniques for achieving the perfectly straight, healthy hair you desire.
Long before Oscar Blandi and Frederic Fekkai started selling their fabulous straightening products, many women yearned for smooth, straight hair. Today, you can still use natural techniques to achieve straight hair.
Nourishing milk straightening treatment. Milk helps straighten hair and combat frizz. Begin with a shampoo; leave hair slightly damp. Comb 1/3 cup milk through damp tresses. Once the milk has coated every hair shaft, massage the scalp for a few minutes. Next, let the milk soak in for about twenty minutes. Finally, shampoo, condition and style as you wish. If your hair is color damaged, use a restorative conditioner such as Russian Amber Imperial Conditioning Crème by Philip B.
The milk bath method works best for those with a slight wave. However, women with curly hair can still benefit from milk treatments, since milk provides hydration and definition for curls. Or you could take the modern shortcut and use Frederic Fekkai’s Ironless Silky Straight shampoo and conditioner. This will achieve even better results with far less work.
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