Do-it yourself tips to minimize the appearance of cellulite before your holidays on the French Riviera.

Cellulite is a cosmetic, localized skin condition that causes a dimpled appearance on the surface of the skin.

Many woman complain of cellulite on the hips, legs and buttocks. Around 90% of all woman have some form of cellulite.

Cellulite is more prevalent in persons who have excess fat, but slim and fit people can have it too!

It is more likely to happen after the age of 25, but it can affect younger people as well, including teenagers.

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So, can we reduce cellulite? Yes!

There are many efficient ways to minimize its appearance.

The most effective way to fight cellulite is to make a plan and stick to it for several months.

It’s definitely not done in one shot. It takes time, effort and perseverance!

A healthy diet, exercise and anti-cellulite massage play a key role in reducing cellulite.

Here are 3 efficient tips to apply yourself in the fight against cellulite.

You can choose the one you prefer or you can try them all!

But be aware that these techniques will only have effect when combined with the above mentioned information.

1 Body Brush
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After your daily shower, brush and massage your legs, thighs and stomach with a special body brush for 5 to 10 minutes.

The nubs incorporated in the brush will stimulate circulation, break up fluids beneath your skin and eliminate toxins, encouraging a smoother appearance over time.

Make small circular movements which are firm enough to stimulate the skin, but not so hard as to cause irritation.

2 Self-massage
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Massage is a very efficient way to reduce cellulite.

Although a professional massage therapist will apply a wide range of techniques, with more pressure and massage to the unreachable body parts, you can easily treat your legs and thighs and see results in firmer skin texture.

Start off with a special anti-cellulite massage oil or cream warmed in the palms of your hands.

Apply it on your thighs, buttocks and anywhere else on your body that has cellulite and start massaging it into your skin, always applying movements towards the heart.

With your palms, knuckles and fingertips, make long sweeping strokes up your legs before moving in small circles with your hands.

Make sure the oils are being massaged right into your skin so they can permeate the dermal layer and start breaking up the cellulite.

The movement of your hands will also stimulate the blood and lymph circulation.

Next, knead the skin between your thumb and forefinger and roll it around, pulling it slightly away from your body as you continue the circular massaging motion.

Finish off your session with some broad strokes to soothe the skin.

3 Coffee scrub
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Many women have reported success with a simple mix of coffee grounds and warm water.

Use this scrub for 5 to 10 minutes, on areas where cellulite appears, several times a week. It may take a few weeks of regular use to see any significant results.

First combine coffee grounds with hot water.

Mix and keep adding more of each ingredient as needed until you’ve achieved the desired thickness.

If you have dry skin, try adding a small amount of coconut or olive oil to the mix.

Next, apply the scrub to clean skin. Gently massage the scrub all over your legs, thighs and stomach without rubbing it in too strongly.

Make slow circular movements for about 10 minutes.

After massaging, rinse clean with warm water.

Ideally, this process is best to be done in the shower as the coffee scrub can be messy and leaves stains.

Now it’s up to you to try. But remember success is in perseverance.

Read our article Start fighting your cellulite today for your next summer on the French Riviera!