I’m just gonna get straight into it today because I have a tiny rant and then a hugely awesome DIY trick for ma ladies.
A few weeks back I was hmm’ing and haw’ing over this cute bikini (I’m prepping early for my winter vaycay away!) I was trying one at one of my favourite shops. I loved (most of) it from the front but when I turned around, all I could see was cellulite.
Now I’ve told myself that maaaybe the fluorescent lighting had something to do with the atrocity at which I was staring at, but all in all I needed to do something about it.
Naturally, I hit the big G and started searching for any DIY tips on how to get rid of cellulite and found this one method that is not only free but feels good too!
The good news is, I think it’s working! The bad news, ummm, well, I don’t have any.
So keep scrollin’ because I’m about to teach you how to massage cellulite away. Don’t you already feel kinda relaxed?
Before we get into the juicy stuff I guess I should break down what the heck cellulite really is and why we ladies are really the only ones ‘lucky’ enough to get it.
Simply put, us gals are more prone to cellulite because we have a larger percentage of fat than men. Lucky, aren’t we?
And because we have a larger fat percentage, sometimes our body needs a place to store that extra fat tissue. Our body’s favourite place to put it? Our legs and our butts. *sigh*
Now, a big part of this fat content exists in the deep layers of our skin (otherwise known as our dermis) and is held in place by connective tissue fibres. Cellulite then forms when these connective fibres pull down tightly on the skin, giving us that horrendous cottage cheese look we all cringe at.
So, how do we help release some of this tension?
How Massaging Helps To Fade The Look of Cellulite
Fortunately, there are a couple of different deep tissue massage techniques that can work better than some of the most popular cellulite creams on the market today.
And while there are products, like Finulite, that help to seriously fade the look one’s cellulite, some of us may just want to save a bit of that cash money and give this old-school method a go.
By applying a firm pressure to the connective fibres that hold your fat cells in place, you can help to release some of the adhesion and improve the skin’s overall elasticity in your target areas.
When you do this you are essentially allowing these fibres to stretch easier, alleviating some of the pressure being forced onto the fatty tissue deep inside our skin.
How To Massage Cellulite Away
Now if there is one kind of consistent beauty procedure I don’t mind doing, it’s getting massaged! Even if that means I have to massage myself.
The process is quick and simple, just pinch your skin and roll it slowly between your fingers and thumb.
Repeat at least 5 times for each pinch of skin you grab.
It might not feel the greatest at first but if you stay consistent in your massaging, you should start to feel the tension easing up slightly.
Do this 3 or 4 times a week and after a few weeks you should start to notice a reduction in the severity of your cellulite lumps and bumps.
It may not get rid of your cellulite completely but hell, I’ll take a gradual fading over full-on cellulite any day of the week!
And that’s it! That’s all you need to do! *happy sigh* I love me a good DIY quickie!
Now, I want to hear from you ladies! Do you have any solid DIY cellulite solutions we chicks should know about? If so, share them in the comment section below!