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What is cellulite and why do we get it?

It’s sad but true, cellulite effects 90% of women worldwide. People of every shape and size can get it and it’s often hereditary. Cellulite appears when fat deposits make their way through layers of collagen fibres or connective tissue causing an ‘orange peel’ texture. This can be caused by dieting, dehydration, hormone changes and the thickness of skin in that area.

Massage and targeted treatments are a proven way to reduce the appearance of cellulite and coupled with healthy eating and regular exercise can go a long way in banishing the dreaded dimpled skin.

The Brazilian Beauty Ionithermie Cellulite Treatment ($190) gives immediate, sustainable, clinically proven centimetre loss of up to 20 centimetres per treatment. Ionithermie permanently firms the skin, reduces the appearance of cellulite, reduces fluid retention and improves the skins texture.

Plus it is the only cosmeceutical treatment to detoxify the body at the cellular level. Using a handheld device, Ionithermie transmits two gentle forms of low-level electrical stimuli, accompanied with algae and thermal clay.

Body Brushing is great way to stimulate the circulatory system, although it won’t reduce the amount of fat that is underneath your skin, it will help with stimulating lymph flow. Use a large firm natural-bristle brush to gently and lightly stroke the surface of the skin of the legs, the direction of the nearest lymph nodes (back of knees, groin).

Don’t forget that a balanced diet full of vegetables, fruit, fibre, protein, and healthy fats and lots of physical exercise are key when trying to reducing cellulite and feeling beautiful inside and out.