3 (Easy!) Steps To Reduce the Look of Cellulite
REDUCE THE LOOK OF CELLULITE THIS SUMMER
First things first, cellulite is perfectly natural, normal and, guess what, literally 93-98% of us have it. Women are much more susceptible to cellulite, because our bodies naturally store more fat in our hips, thighs and booty, and our skin is thinner, which makes any lumps and bumps more visible.
All that said, most of us who have cellulite would love to get skin looking smoother, especially during the summer months. We have an easy 3-step plan for a summer of smoother skin… but what we love most is that this routine supports your overall health and wellness, too.
Step 1: Dry Brushing
Boosting circulation and exfoliating dull, dead skin are two ways to help reduce the look of cellulite… and dry brushing is an easy self-care ritual does both at once! When you dry brush, you’re increasing blood circulation, which has the effect of temporarily plumping up skin’s surface and making cellulite less noticeable.
Dry brushing also helps gently exfoliate dead skin cells, smooth skin’s surface and reveal fresher, glowier skin underneath. As always, start on completely dry skin (before a bath or shower) and move your Body Brush in gentle strokes in the direction of your heart. 3-5 minutes is all it takes!
Step 2: Lymphatic Drainage Massage
As you probably know, I’m a huge believer in the benefits of lymphatic drainage massage. The Body Tool was the first product I launched and it’s part of my self-care ritual every. single. day. Using this tool has transformed the look of my cellulite (yep, I have it too!), even throughout both my pregnancies.
There are a few reasons this practice is so beneficial. It supports your body’s natural detox flow, moves along stagnant fluid, and reduces the appearance of swelling and water retention. It also stimulates circulation and helps reduce the amount of fluid that presses up against our connective tissue, which can help minimize that dimpled, orange-peel look.
Here's the key…to see results, your body massage ritual needs to be a regular part of your self-care routine. Real talk: every once in a while won’t cut it, but with a daily ritual, you’ll see improvements.
Step 3: Mindful Movement and Clean Eating
You can “spot treat” cellulite, but regular cardiovascular and strength training help support your muscles and improve skin’s elasticity, reducing the look of lumps and bumps. In the summer, I love going for long outdoor power walks, but always wearing my Wide Brim Visor to protect my skin from the sun.
When it comes to diet, when we say “clean eating,” we’re not talking about losing weight. Plenty of thin people have cellulite! The key here is to focus on the quality of the food you eat. Eating a mostly plant-based diet reduces inflammation, and staying hydrated by drinking water and eating foods with a high water content (think celery, cucumbers, lemons, and watermelons) helps keep your connective tissue smooth and strong.happy summer, fam!