Tricks to minimize cellulite


When you're half naked on the beach, the last thing you want to worry about is cellulite. But don't let dimply skin keep you from slipping on your swimsuit. Instead, stop cellulite—or at least camouflage it—with these tips and products.

First, Understand It

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Cellulite sucks because, well, if your mom has it, chances are you do too (aka it's genetic). Lumpy, bumpy skin is caused when fat presses up against the vertical connective tissue that surrounds fat cells in our thighs, for example. This creates a bulging of the cells, resulting in a dimpled effect (picture your skin pushing through fishnet stockings).

But even if it runs in your family, there are ways to minimize its appearance...

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Eat a healthy diet

Eat a Healthy Diet

A healthy diet plays an important role in keeping the signs of cellulite at bay. Eat plenty of fiber and whole grain foods (such as bran and oat cereals), since they help to remove waste and toxins from the intestinal tract, as well as fruits and vegetables.

Also, drink plenty of agua. If you increase your daily intake of water, your body will begin to shed its excess fat, including the fat stored as cellulite. The water will also help strengthen the collagen in your skin, helping to reduce the lumpy look.

Exercise Regularly
Exercise Regularly

Since cellulite is fat, excess weight can contribute to it. That's why it's important to engage in physical exercise like walking, jogging, swimming, yoga, etc., several times a week.

Massage Your Trouble Spot

(Photo: Courtesy of Bliss)

Massage Your Trouble Spot

This sudser has multiple nubs on it that allow you to massage cellulite, stimulating circulation and breaking up fluids beneath your skin, leaving a more even appearance.

Bliss Fat Girl Soap, $18, also exfoliates away dead cells and contains caffeine to help tighten skin.

Use an Exfoliator

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Use an Exfoliator

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If massage nubs aren't quite your thing, spring for a caffeine-filled body scrub and pay special attention to your area of concern.

When used topically, a ground coffee exfoliant, like B3 Barista Bath and Body One Lump or Two Coffee, Sea Salt, and Tubinado Sugar Body Scrub, $28,, promises to break up fatty deposits as you massage it into your skin. It also tightens it up with caffeine, and hydrates and plumps your skin with avocado oil.

Smooth on a Serum

(Photo: Courtesy of Nivea)

 Smooth on a Serum

Blast cellulite with a serum, like Nivea Skin Firming Cellulite Serum with Q10, $12,

When used daily, this ultra-concentrated formula with L-Carnitine, lotus leaf extract, and Coenzyme Q10 helps reduce the signs of dimpling in as little at 10 days.


Wear Slimming Workout Gear

(Photo: Courtesy Proskins)

Wear Slimming Workout Gear

Whether or not you're wearing a swimsuit, form-fitting clothes—especially spandex—can highlight cellulite. When you're working out, minimize the look of dimpling with Proskins Slim Cycle Shorts, $95,

Not only do they provide an instant slimming effect, they're also infused with ingredients like retinol, vitamin E, and caffeine that help tighten and hydrate skin, leaving your legs looking less lumpy after you take them off.

Use Self Tanner

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Use Self Tanner

(Photo: Courtesy of St. Tropez)

Since there's no cure for cellulite (you can just minimize its appearance with products that take time to work), the quickest fix to camouflage lumpy skin is self tanner.

Slather on St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse, $40, to disguise your dimples in a flash.

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