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Enough with the promising miraculous treatments, let's get real: there is no magic cure for it. But there are things that will definitely help.
"Nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." That's how the saying goes. Well, how about we add "and cellulite" to the phrase? Because it seems like there is no way out.
If you are struggling with it, you know for a fact that getting rid of cellulite is harder than what we are usually made to believe. Now, you might want to know that, even if there aren't any magical treatments, there are some things that actually help reduce its appearance.
1. Dry brushing
Dry brushing is a simple way to do your own lymphatic drainage. Make sure you dry brush in upward strokes, about 3-5 times. Start from the feet and move upwards. Afterward, shower and apply lotion. Don't forget to wash your brush every week as well.
You can get body massage tools at every pharmacy nowadays. Even some dry brushes may come with plastic massage bits built-in. Learn a technique that works for you and self-massage problem areas every other day.
3. Foam roller
Not only great for releasing muscles post-workout (which is also a must in any fight against cellulite), a foam roller is a fantastic, though painful, way of slowly improving the appearance of cellulite.
Eat your greens, drink your water and green tea, and reduce sugars and processed foods. Not only good to get rid of cellulite, but overall improvement of your health as well.
Lotions and topical creams only help if you're religious about all the aforementioned activities.
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum cream
Created from traditional Brazilian ingredients, mainly Guaraná, which is a fruit that is literally packed with caffeine. Why is this good? Because caffeine is the go-to ingredient when it comes to stimulating circulation, which is something that really, really helps to smooth and even out the skin.
Body Merry's Cellulite Defense cream
The formulation includes seaweed, cayenne, and retinol. These ingredients are paired with caffeine to address the problems in the thighs and buttocks wonderfully.
Kayo Bodycare Concentrated Firming serum
Serums are usually lighter and with a higher concentration of ingredients than regular cream, and when you are trying to fight cellulite, you definitely want something strong. This serum has plenty of caffeine to help tone the skin, but it also has hyaluronic acid to hydrate the area.
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