None of us want it, but cellulite is something that seems to occur no matter what measures we take to keep it at bay. We are looking at some of the best cellulite treatments around to banish the dreaded “orange peel” and leave skin looking smooth, healthy and ready to take on summer in a bikini.
What causes cellulite?
Cellulite is a condition which makes the skin appear dimpled like the peel of an orange, which is why it’s often called the “orange peel effect.” It can occur in areas of the body where there is a high fat deposit, such as the stomach, thighs and arms, but occassionally is found in other areas too.
It occurs when fatty deposits deep within your body push through your cells connective tissue, causing it to become uneven and textured in appearance. Although it can be caused by an unhealthy lifestyle, poor diet and lack of exercise, sometimes it does all come down to genetics unfortunately. Luckily thoughh, there are lots of cellulite treatments and habits you can adopt to reduce its appearance.
5 of the best cellulite treatments
- Dry body brushing
- Cellulite serums
- Coffee scrubs
- Epsom salts
Dry body brushing
Dry body brushing is one of the best (and most natural) ways to banish cellulite. The natural bristles of the brush work by deeply massaging the skin and softening fatty deposits so that they are distributed more evenly over the body. As a result, skin appears more even and less dimpled. Although it won’t get rid of fat, it does help the skin to look smoother and without the dreaded “orange peel” effect.
It also helps to encourage the removal of toxins by getting your blood moving, so that you feel full of energy and less sluggish. It’s one of the best all-rounder summer cellulite treatments we have tried, and it’s also one of the cheapest. Invest in ESPA’s Skin Brush and dry body brush to your heart’s content. We recommend starting at the feet and moving upwards towards the heart in long even strokes.