If there’s one thing you can say about cellulite, it’s that it’s not discriminatory. Cellulite — when fat deposits deep under your skin push their way up against connective tissue (fascia) and cause your skin to dimple — affects approximately 90 percent of women at some point in their lives. Although diet and exercise are important, genetics also factor into the equation, which means pretty much anyone can develop cellulite (yes, including fit, slim people!). While it’s totally normal to have cellulite, there are a number of treatments, including lasers and freezing procedures, that claim to help reduce the appearance of it. But if you’re looking for something a little less involved (and just a click away), here are seven products that might also help break down those bumps.
1. Taller, Slimmer, Younger by Lauren Roxburgh ($20): Trainer Lauren Roxburgh’s book shows you how to use a simple foam roller to keep your fascia (which when distorted, causes cellulite) strong. Foam rolling can relieve tension, realign the body, elongate muscles, and — by keeping your fascia healthy — likely minimize the appearance of cellulite. The best part? The exercises take just 15 minutes a day. Roxburgh has been dubbed the “body whisperer” by Goop, so pair the book with her own LoRox aligned foam roller ($65) or opt for a cheaper version ($19) and get rolling.
2. Yerba Prima Tampico Skin Brush ($10): Dry brushing has been around for centuries and is lauded by celebrities and beauty experts as a great way to detoxify and boost skin appearance. Another benefit of dry brushing is that the pressure on the skin stimulates circulation and elasticity to help reduce the appearance of cellulite.
3. Cellulite Blasters Massager ($30): This textured massage roller acts almost like a DIY deep massage — the knobs work to slowly break through fascia distortions on your body, increasing circulation & skin smoothness and reducing cellulite. Warning: Within the short product description, the word “painful” is used multiple times, and some of the strange selling points include “It only hurts every time you use it!” and “It leaves you with fashionable bruises down your thighs and legs!” However, the product has somewhat of a cult following, and there is even a 200K+ member Facebook group for the original FasciaBlaster created by pro-athlete trainer Ashley Black, where people share pretty incredible before-and-after success stories and photos. The bruising is apparently a sign that the tissue is being restored. No pain, no gain, right?
4. ArtNaturals Organic Arabica Coffee Scrub ($11): This exfoliating scrub combines coffee, which can decrease inflammation, and Dead Sea salt, which is said to have therapeutic benefits, to reduce the appearance of cellulite. The scrub also claims to increase circulation and dilate blood vessels, which can temporarily tighten tissue and smooth out skin.
5. Anti-Cellulite Vacuum Silicone Massage Cupping Cups ($3): Similar to cupping therapy, massage cups provide suction over your body to increase circulation and break down toxins to minimize cellulite. However, since you are constantly moving the cups over your body (instead of leaving them still in one spot for several minutes like in traditional cupping), you’re not left with red hickey-like marks all over your back.
6. TopNotch Cellulite Remover Massager ($13): This handheld massager is more portable than the larger cellulite blaster massage sticks and can be used to help break down fascia on smaller body parts (think face, neck, etc.). The massager is just 3 x 3 inches so you can knead on the go — while traveling, at the gym, on a work break, and pretty much anywhere your heart pleases.
7. Brazilian Bum Bum Cream ($45): Brazilians are known for their bottom-baring bikinis, and this cream wants to give you a bum that’s Copacabana-worthy. The cream contains Guaraná caffeine, which dehydrates fat cells to temporarily tighten skin. An added benefit touted by one customer review: “If you’ve ever been to the Luxor in Las Vegas, that scent they pipe in through the vents smells exactly like this.”
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