Whilst exercising has helped tremendously by helping create some firmness around my areas of concern. Where I am doing my best to keep cellulite at bay. Yes, I understand that genetics play a huge role but for me, I know these beginning stages are from not “tightening up”. I do still find that I need an extra push or pull.
Combatting The Initial Stages of Cellulite.
To tighten up any sagging sections which may be prone to developing cellulite. I know a number of “beauties” who are against cellulite creams and say they do nothing but I have actually found that there are several which do work. Especially for the initial stages of cellulite or poor lymphatic drainage.
For three weeks now I’ve been using Clarins Lift Cellulite Control in conjunction with regular exercise and have seen a vast improvement. I still use and swear by ELANCYL Cellu-Slim night cream and dry brushing. I use a dry brush from The Body Shop.
However, I needed something extra.
Clarins Body Lift Cellulite Control (R550 for 200ml) uses a unique combination of active ingredients.
All of which are protected by four patent applications:
-The combination of extracts from Celosia Cristata, Baccharis and Aquatic Mint allows to slow down the appearance of new cellulite and helps to maintain previous slimming results.
-The Caffeine in extracts of Blue Button Flower (Scabious), Geranium and Cangzhu helps to minimize even the most persistent cellulite.
-Escine (a molecule obtained from Indian Chestnuts): optimizes the draining effect with the Self-Massage Body Contouring Method.
-Sunflower phospholipids and Hazelnut oil boost hydration.
As with any serum or cream, whether it is being applied to your face or body, allowing the actives to truly absorb into your skin is vital. A firm but defined lymphatic drainage technique often works. This does differ according to the type of product, its texture and where you are applying it.
Clarins Self-Massage Body Contouring Method for Cellulite.
For the Clarins, I’ll be using the Clarins Self-Massage Body Contouring Method. Something I plan to now use when applying any body cream or lotion. Particularly products with higher concentration levels of actives. Not only for nourishment but in order for the actives in the product to be properly absorbed. Plus it’s like giving oneself a daily mini-massage!