Can massages really help keep cellulite at bay?

1. Cellulite: storing fat, poor circulation and fibrosis

Three key factors come into play when it comes to cellulite: excess fat storing, poor microcirculation and fibrosis. If your cellulite is related to excess fat, your cellulite is known as adipose cellulite. If, however, it is linked to poor circulation, you have aqueous cellulite. Finally, if your cellulite is the result of adipocytes being trapped by collagen fibres, it is known as fibrous. In all three cases, but particularly when you have adipose or fibrous cellulite, cellulite manifests itself as unsightly orange peel on the surface of your skin.

2. Slimming massages, the ultimate anti-cellulite technique

Massaging your slimming treatments into your skin is highly recommended for keeping orange peel at bay. Why? Because massages activate fat elimination and blood and lymphatic circulation, as well as softening collagen fibres. By massaging your skin, you eliminate toxins and water retention that cause bloating. To be effective, slimming massages should be carried out in line with specific techniques. That's why Clarins has designed a targeted massage for each of its slimming products. To apply the Body Fit gel cream, we recommend carrying out a daily three-step massage. Step one: reduce heaviness in the legs and thighs by stimulating microcirculation for a lighter feel. Step two: reduce volume caused by cellulite by activating excess water and lipid elimination. Step three: slim down your bottom, hips and tummy by stimulating your body's natural lymphatic drainage process.

3. Boost your anti-cellulite massage's effectiveness

To boost the effectiveness of your slimming product and its slimming massage, work on improving your lifestyle. Embrace a healthy diet, removing the processed sugars and bad fats that contribute to cellulite. Get your blood flowing with sport, especially endurance sessions. And don't forget to drink at least 1.5 litres of water every day to help your body eliminate toxins and reduce water retention!

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