Have you noticed those awful bumpy lumps that magically appear on your legs and butt? We all get them, ladies. I’m talking about the dreadful case of cellulite. It sneaks up on you when you least expect it. One day you have smooth toned legs, and then winter happens. You over-indulge a little bit, hot chocolate and warm delectable chocolate brownies sound like a great idea. It’s cold, you deserve them. However, before you know it, cellulite has taken residency on your butt and legs.
Cellulite develops because fibrous connective bands between the skin and fat pull the fat to the surface, creating a rippled skin appearance. During winter months you can kind of cover it up, but since summer is fast approaching I bet you’re starting to feel some anxiety about your upcoming family vacation to the beach. Don’t fret though, there is something you can do about it! All is not lost. So before you start freaking out, try some of these tips and tell your cellulite to take a hike.
Speaking of hikes, there’s no better way of improving your cellulite than regular exercise. It’s probably not the answer some of you may want to hear but the rewards are greater than the sweat and tears. Now’s a great time to join a gym or any training programme. If you’re on a budget or not sure where you’d like to sign up, many training facilities offer a free first session. From Salsa dance classes to Crossfit and anything in between, Google is a great way of finding those opportunities: Click on me!
Try the Annique Body Xpert Circulex Cellulite Treatment – 150ml. Results are visible within a week’s time. This targeted triple action cellulite treatment is specifically formulated to enhance your body’s ability to eliminate cellulite more effectively. Best used after a steamy shower when the pores are open. Apply evenly on the desired area to be absorbed by your skin, just like a lotion.
Improve your diet. Lower your intake of salt & sugar. As you know, sugar is stored in the fat cells causing them to expand. Too much salt intake causes fluid retention making the cells appear bigger than necessary.
Drink 8-10 glasses of water per day to flush out the toxins stored in the fat layers, making the lumps appear bigger. Alternatively, you can also drink Rooibos tea. I fill a jug full of hot Rooibos tea in the mornings and consume that during the day. It tastes better than plain water and I get the benefits of Rooibos tea at the same time. It’s a win win situation!
Come for a massage! They help by stimulating circulation and draining excess fluid, which in return causes the lumps to appear smoother. It doesn’t hurt to pamper yourself as well.
Try our Body Wonder Brush. Ideal for dry brushing, which is something you should be doing every day anyway. The idea behind dry brushing is to stimulate circulation, bringing nutrients and oxygen-rich blood supply to the epidermis (outer layer of the skin) As your skin should be dry, it’s best to do this before your shower. Brush over the desired areas in a circular motion, but not too hard. The idea is to create circulation, not cause irritation.
Invest in Annique’s Body Xpert Cellulite Scrub Gel – 150ml. An innovative and unique invigorating scrub formulated with Annique’s unique Green Rooibos extract that reduces cellulite with effective natural ingredients from the rainforest. It opens the pores by removing dead skin cells, allowing natural actives to penetrate, stimulate and revive the skin, whilst removing toxins in the body to eliminate cellulite.
G5 sessions is a must! The G5 is a massager that goes deeper than what a therapist can. It works on breaking down fatty deposits, cellulite and dispersing this with excess fluid through the lymphatic areas. This process allows an instant inch loss and a detox effect, as well as improvement in skin elasticity, collagen flow and blood circulation.
We also offer Slimming Wraps. An area specific treatment using the Annique Body Expert range and Body Wonder Sponge to help reduce cellulite and water retention.
Avoid skin thinning lotions if at all possible. If the skin is thinner, the lumps appear more visibly, thus making your cellulite seem worse than it actually is. Speak to your health care practitioner first though to avoid any complications (if you’re using any steroid creams for medical purposes)