Cellulite affects women of all ages, shapes and sizes. Here are four steps to limit its appearance.
Cellulite is a phenomenon that almost exclusively affects women, regardless of shape and size. An inactive lifestyle and hormonal changes can promote the occurrence of cellulite, which mostly settles on the thighs, buttocks, belly and arms. Even if it is impossible to eliminate cellulite completely, using good products and the right techniques can visibly reduce its appearance.
- Choose the right moment, such as after a hot shower when the skin’s pores are fully open.
- Use an exfoliant that allows for deep cleaning and apply it generously to the areas affected by cellulite.
- To revitalize the skin, apply the exfoliant in circular motions, working your way up from bottom to top. Movements should be broad, strong and even.
- Rinse away the scrub then delicately dry your skin.
Before applying an anti-cellulite treatment, prepare your skin using the following techniques:
- Lightly stroke the skin following the lines of the muscles.
- Perform a palpate and roll to aid microcirculation. Here’s how: take the skin between the thumb and forefinger and roll it between your fingers.
- Knead the skin to promote elasticity. How? Take the skin with your whole hand and lift, then massage with broad circular motions.
Apply the anti-cellulite cream to the areas requiring treatment using circular motions in a clockwise direction. For your legs, begin at the back of the knees by massaging first the outside then the inside of the thigh. For the tummy, hips and buttocks, massage the cream into your hands and massage with palms flat using broad, circular movements.
After the anti-cellulite cream, applying a firming cream will help eliminate fatty tissue. Using circular movements from the bottom up will help the cream penetrate deep into the skin. Choose a cream that is adapted to your skin type and according to the desired effect (rich and hydrating cream, fresh liquid gel, cooling care, etc.).