Elemis Cellutox is technically an oil rather than a cream, but it’s so good that it has quite rightly earned the reputation for being one of the best cellulite treatments around.
As with many Elemis products, its enhanced with essential oils for what can only be labeled as that ‘spa retreat’ scent, containing sea fennel, sea buckthorn, lemon, and juniper.
These work to increase your circulation, this, in turn, is known to help break down cellulite.
Some of the Benefits of Dry Brushing:
Remove Dead Skin Cells
Increasing Blood Circulation and Lymphatic Drainage
Enhance Radiant Skin
stimulating the nervous system
Developing Muscle Tone
Cleans Out Pores
Body Brushing Cellulite Programme:
This is a 2-step program for tackling cellulite through exfoliating, stimulating, detoxifying and smoothing the body. Firstly use the Body Detox Skin Brush, this helps to Stimulate, Cleanse and Tone the skin. This body brush increases circulation and helps lymphatic drainage to flush away impurities as well as softening the skin and shedding dead skin cells.
Cellutox Active Body Oil:
Step two is to apply the Cellulite and body cleansing oil that Nourishes, Detoxifies, and Stimulates. This powerful blend of Sea Buckthorn, Sea Fennel, Lemon, and Juniper essential oils is the ideal body detox. Perfect when used as part of an anti-cellulite and body cleansing programme. Suitable for all skin types.
Do This Daily – To begin with, Dry brush the skin before showering or bathing either in the morning or evening. By having the body dry makes it easier to brush and sweep away the dead skin cells. The bristles can also get a better purchase on the skin to pump and draw away the fluid in the lymphatic system that lies just beneath the skin’s layers. It’s important to remember ‘be gentle.’
Regardless of the texture of the bristles, you need only apply very soft pressure. You don’t want to harm your skin by brushing too hard, and too much pressure isn’t very effective for the lymphatic system.
Start at the soles of the feet and work with long sweeping movements up the legs towards the thighs and buttocks and gently over the abdomen, all the time moving towards the heart, paying extra attention to areas that are prone to cellulite.
Gently complete brushing the remaining areas, the arms, chest, back, and neck.
The Correct Direction of Brushing:
As one of the main benefits is to promote the lymph flow, it’s best to brush in the direction of the flow.
The photo above shows the direction of flow heading to the primary lymph nodes. Don’t get too confounded with remembering it, but when in doubt, aim for and brush up towards the joint areas, particularly the armpit and the hip/groin creases. When you are get used to dry skin brushing it only takes about 5 minutes to do the whole body.
You can now Indulge in a warm, powerful shower or bath to open the pores.
Dry pat your skin, then pour a small measure of the oil into the palms and gently massage into the body, paying particular attention to those problem areas, especially the thighs, buttocks, and abdomen.
Follow this programme daily to help stimulate and release toxins which can help to improve the appearance of cellulite.
Keeping a healthy lifestyle while coping with a busy routine can be a massive test in today’s environment. The demands and pressure of everyday life can hinder good intentions and lead to a build-up of toxins in the body.
Choosing simple detox regimes such as drinking a glass of warm water with added lemon or ginger, as well as exfoliating regularly will help cleanse the body, stimulate circulation and remove toxins.
Juniper, Lemon, Sea Fennel, Sea Buckthorn.
I have to admit I was a little skeptical about dry skin brushing, but there was sufficient evidence to support its effectiveness and the fact that I could purchase the correct brush to use along with the body oil was a huge bonus.
Using the brush took a couple of goes to get used to, but i now body brush before my shower each morning, and it is something I thoroughly enjoy. It makes me feel wide awake and gets my day off to a good start. (Remember – Don’t wet the brush).
Following my shower I use the body oil: It only takes a couple of minutes to apply but is well worth the effort, and I can still feel a difference in the softness of my skin throughout the day and into the evening.
The fragrance of the oil is lovely; subtle and refreshing. I do see an improvement in my cellulite, and my skin complexion is definitely looking healthier. I can definitely recommend this product.
Sisley is a family-owned French luxury beauty label, conceived by Hubert d’Ornano who was one of the first to use botanical extracts and fragrances in cosmetics.
Sisley Paris stands for ‘Quality Products.’ The company produces the highest quality skincare and make-up products, blending the best of nature and science. The brand is notable for its anti-aging range, face masks, and award-winning sun care. It is also well-known for its fine perfumes which are created in the tradition of the French ‘haute parfumerie.’
And the great minds at Sisley Research have been working vigorously to produce the latest cellulite-busting cream. Caffeine-enriched and crammed with essential oils, red algae, and longan seed extract to help even the skin’s exterior and roll over dimples, moisturizing, firming, and skin perfecting.
Innovative and comprehensive body care that you expect from Sisley:
A hefty price, yes, but it’s got high-quality results to go with it.
Cellulinov is an intensive anti-cellulite* cream which targets the appearance of cellulite thanks to an exceptional blend of vital plant-based ingredients and essential oils, emanating from the latest advances from Sisley Research Labs. Longan Seed, Indian Lotus, and Red Algae extracts are mixed with Caffeine and Cedrol to produce targeted action on the appearance of cellulite. Its creamy, velvety texture makes it ideal for prolonged massage into affected areas.
After four weeks’ you should find that Dimples are reduced, orange peel look on your skin is smoothed, the cellulite is visibly reduced (visually and upon pinching), and the silhouette reshaped. Skin is looking more beautiful: firmer, and feels incredibly soft, as if like new.
Longan Seed: contouring active ingredient
Indian Lotus extract: contouring active ingredient
Shea butter: nourishes, soothes, repairs, softens and protects
Sunflower and Rapeseed oils: nourish the skin
*Caffeine is favored in cosmetic products because it effectively enters the skin much more easily than similar compounds. According to research written by the US National Center for Biotechnology information, topical treatment creams containing 3% caffeine in their formulation had a definite effect in reducing cellulite, primarily by preventing excessive increase of fat in cells. *Refers to the appearance of cellulite*
How To Use:
Apply to areas of concern morning and evening, massage until the cream has been completely absorbed.
For Best Results:
Using on the thighs and buttocks – use both hands to encompass the thighs and apply firm pressure from the bottom of the thigh moving up to the top to encourage drainage. You can then use closed fists or a roller to vigorously massage the affected areas on the thighs and buttocks, using circular strokes.
Using on the stomach: unblock built-up tissue by gently pinching the skin across the surface of the stomach. Then engage the abdominal muscles and, using the palms of the hands, smooth the skin outwards from the navel. Finish with circular movements upon the hips.
Have you tried any Sisley Paris Products? Did any of them help to reduce your Cellulite? I would like to hear your story. Please leave any comments or questions below, and I will be happy to discuss them with you.
Many women are embarrassed by cellulite and the consequences of aging on their skin. Creams and lotions alone do not help to alleviate these problems, and plastic surgery is just one step too far for many of us. So what should we do? Give up? No! – The answer to your problems is Home Massagers:
Silk’n Silhouette Body Shaping Device – Cellulite Treatment
It is effortless to handle thanks to the lightweight and ergonomic design, with a Flexible handle grip it’s the most significant innovation in the field of cellulite treatment and streamlined body contours through HT™ technology.
A global leader in aesthetic machines for home use, Silk’n is the brand behind the Silhouette, one of the Best Cellulite Home Treatments available. This is excellent news for anyone who is not a fan of the vacuum and roller suction mechanism – this one operates using three energy sources.
Using HT (Home Tightening) Technology:
This is a combination of bipolar radio-frequency energy, this will help to firm the deeper layers, as much as 10mm down, and LED light energy to reinvigorate the skin, and infrared Heat Technology to enhance the texture of the skin.
Apply the ‘slider gel’ that is supplied, it is imperative that you apply a layer of gel to your skin before you start the treatment. Using the gel ensures that Silk’n Silhouette effortlessly glides over your skin and prevents your skin from reddening or becoming too hot. In addition to its hydrating capacity, this water-based gel also acts as a conductor.
After applying the gel, you need to move the device over the part of the body you are treating for about 20 minutes during which time you will feel your skin getting warmer. You will find the warming sensation is truly relaxing.
You can do all this and more from the comfort of your own home. Order your Silk’n Silhouette now and begin your journey to firmer, younger and more beautiful skin.
*Silk’n Silhouette Slider Gel can be purchased separately*
A bottle of this slider gel is supplied with your Silk’n Silhouette, if you require more these can be ordered separately. The gel has been specifically designed to help the device glide effortlessly over your skin while preventing too much heat getting onto the skin. The gel is water based and acts as a conductor for the contouring device; furthermore, it provides hydrating properties for the skin.
Slider Gel for Silk’n Silhouette
Waterbased, transparent gel
Acts as a conductor
With Hyaluronic Acid
Does not contain sulphates, perfume, silicones and parabens
Multi-Settings On Device:
There are three heat settings to chose from – Low, Medium and High.
Opt for the setting feel most comfortable using. Do not worry about burning the skin, the device is fitted with a thermal sensor, and if it measures the temperature over 41 degrees, it will stop emitting heat.
Silhouette is based on HT™ technology that unites three energy sources: Bi-Polar RF Energy – LED Light Energy and IR Heat Energy. The three energy sources combine forces, penetrating and heating all layers of the skin, from the epidermis to the sub-dermal fat. This causes fibers in the skin complex to contract. Silhouette tackles the cellulite problem from the inside out. You will notice your skin become visibly smoother and tighter, looks younger and feels rejuvenated.
Silk’n Silhouette Video:
Revolutionary HT™ Technology.
Firms the deeper layers of the Skin.
Tightens loose Skin.
Streamlines Body Contours.
Reduces Body Circumferences.
Improves Skin Texture & Elasticity.
Restores Skin’s Balance & Promotes Rejuvenation.
This Device is suitable to use on all parts of the Body – buttocks, upper arms, hips, inner and outer thighs.
This device has really helped with my noticeable cellulite. I have used it in two places – thighs and buttocks, letting it sit for the recommended 20 minutes at a time about four weeks, and I am very happy now these problem areas have become distinctly smaller, my skin feels tighter, and I am convinced it will get even better in time.
It’s great that I can use it sitting watching the television, even lying down you can also work with it on more areas. I love what I have seen so far and can’t wait to see how much better it will get! I didn’t believe that this technology would be quite this good!
The results I am seeing now allows me to show my legs without the embarrassment that I used to feel.
Have you suffered from Cellulite? Have you tried any home massage treatments? Did any of them help to reduce your Cellulite? I would like to hear your story. Please leave any comments or questions below, and I will be happy to discuss them with you.
It is the one thing that ladies constantly worry about appearing on their bodies, the sight of the dreaded Cellulite! Everyone hates it, and physician’s the world over are on a quest to eradicate the dimpled nuisance that plagues thighs, buttocks, and bellies. Unsurprisingly, misinformation about it is just as common as the condition!
Cellulite For Everyone!
Cellulite – The name for lumpy, pit speckled flesh, also known as ‘orange-peel’ skin due to the uncanny resemblance! Nearly 90% of women will experience cellulite at some point during their lifetime, some women develop cellulite after puberty, although It’s more prevalent in adult women.
Although not a severe medical condition, your cellulite might leave you feeling upset and even leave you too embarrassed to show certain parts of your body which can be a huge problem especially in the heat of the summer!
All women are susceptible to cellulite, the most common causes are believed to be aging, as the skin loses’ elasticity, also, inactive lifestyle and gaining weight have been linked to the dimples and depressions appearing on the surface of the skin.
If you have only ‘mild’ cellulite, you will see it if you pinch your skin in an area that is receptive to cellulite, such as your thighs. More-severe cellulite will be noticeable without pinching and makes the skin look uneven and bumpy with areas of peaks and valleys.
Cellulite is considerably more common in women than in men due to the different way fat cells, muscle, and connective tissue are spread in men and women’s skin.
In women areas of fat deposits build up and become distorted and force up the connective tissues beneath the skin, all the time strong fibrous cords that hold skin to deep-lying muscles are pulling down thus causing the appearance of the characteristic ‘cottage cheese’ look that changes the appearance to the surface of the skin. Doctors refer to cellulite as Edematous Fibrosclerotic Panniculopathy (EFP).
*Note – Cellulite is completely unrelated to the condition known as Cellulitis, which is a bacterial infection that spreads, and/or inflammation of the skin and tissues beneath.
What Causes It?
As previously mentioned between 80 and 90 percent of women will probably experience some degree of cellulite. So, why do some people get it?
There are a number of possibilities, one being that it is heredity, specific genes are required for the development of cellulite, gender, metabolism, skin thickness, ethnicity, research seems to show that it’s more common in white Europeans.
We also need to dispel the ‘myth’ that only ‘fat’ or ‘heavy’ people get it, the fact is you can have it whether you are overweight or skinny!
Things that may bring it on are:
Lack of physical activity
Total body fat
The thickness and color of your skin
It can be harder to detect on darker skin if you do have alight skin tone try a self-tanner, it may help to hide the bumps and dimples and make them harder to detect.
Hormonal factors and age:
It’s likely hormones play a certain role in the development of cellulite.
One opinion is that as estrogen levels in women decrease as they approach the menopause, this causes the blood flow to the connective tissue under the skin to also decrease.
Estrogen regulates the body’s production of collagen when estrogen levels eventually begin to waver and drop during menopause, collagen production also declines.
With limited available collagen means weaker connective tissues and thinner skin, creating near-perfect conditions for cellulite to appear. This is why for a lot of women they first see cellulite’s telltale ‘cottage cheese’ skin as they enter the menopause.
Although female hormones can play a role in adding to this pattern of fat distribution, cellulite is not treatable by hormone therapy.
What Can Be Done About It?
So, what is the Best Cellulite Removal Treatment? The difficulty concerning cellulite is that even the experts don’t always agree on treatments, remedies, and causes, making it even more challenging to separate the facts from the myths.
Firstly, Cellulite isn’t a serious medical condition, it is a cosmetic problem and treatment isn’t an urgent requirement, many doctors just consider cellulite to be a ‘normal’ occurrence.
There are no diagnostic tests for cellulite, the visible appearance of cellulite is sufficient to confirm that the condition is present.
If you have serious worries about the appearance of your skin, speak to your doctor, dermatologist or plastic surgeon, they may offer treatments and recommend what options are available to you for cellulite.
Treatments Available For Cellulite:
Sad to say that many places that offer cellulite treatments are only too willing to advertise ‘remarkable’ results. It’s fair to say that most of these treatments do not live up to their lofty claims. Do your research thoroughly if you are considering any treatment or procedure for Cellulite.
No single treatment for cellulite is going to eradicate it completely. The following procedures might improve the appearance of cellulite, some only temporarily!
Although it has been said that weight isn’t a critical factor with regard to cellulite, it is worth bearing in mind that weight loss and exercise can have some effect since the muscles and skin will tighten up as you tone up your body. More defined muscles and a thinner fat layer will make your skin smoother and less puckered!
But, the results and benefits will vary from person to person, your own results depend on how hard and consistently you train, and a change of diet if you are overweight.
So-called ‘cellulite diets’ that claim to be beneficial in treating cellulite: Promoters of these diets claim that the combination of ‘special’ foods recommended in them can reduce inflammation and increase the circulation in affected areas and so reduce cellulite.
Despite these claims, no studies published in the medical literature have supported these diets. Physicians have reasoned that eating a healthy diet can decrease fluid retention and improve the overall appearance of the skin, but specific diets intended to target cellulite are of no value.
Possibly the most promising medical therapy to combat Cellulite is one that uses both lasers and radiofrequency systems.
The U.S. FDA has approved specific light-therapy devices, these combine suction or massage with light therapy, this will give a decrease to the appearance of cellulite.
One of these treatments is known as ‘TriActive’-this is a procedure that mixes suction and manipulation of the skin to improve circulation and lymphatic drainage with low-level laser treatment to boost collagen, and cooling to break up the fat nodules and cool tissues.
This treatment is over a series of ten to fifteen sessions.
Another laser treatment is known as ‘Velashape’ and said to be pretty effective, this works by combining laser and massage therapy. A handheld device is pressed on the surface of the skin that uses infrared light to remold the body and diminish layers of fat improve lymphatic drainage and smooth out dimples.
You should begin to see improvement after roughly four treatments. It’s effective on the thighs – front and back, buttocks, abdomen, and love handles.
This procedure requires multiple treatment sessions and maintenance procedures to sustain the improved appearance. This is a non-invasive treatment.
A popular and minimally invasive laser treatment that is called Cellulaze. The doctor injects the numbing solution into the area being treated.
He then inserts a laser under your skin, the laser shoots heat in three directions breaking up the uneven fat deposits. This procedure helps to thicken the skin and stimulate collagen production and improve the skin’s elasticity. The thickened skin should lessen the appearance of the cellulite below. You can expect to see a 75% improvement in your cellulite, and this should last for around one year.
This non-invasive treatment freezes and kills fat cells. Once they are dead, your body easily removes them. This procedure is usually used for body shaping, but any fat removal can improve cellulite. It can take up to three treatments and 3 – 4 months for you to start seeing results.
The use of Cellfina was cleared by the FDA-as recent as 2015, it is classed as minimally invasive treatment.
It is a ‘one off’ procedure and the best option for longer-term dimple-free skin and can last for approx’ two years.
Health care professionals perform subcision using a device known as Cellfina. The treatment uses a handheld device to insert a microblade under the skin, the needle-sized device to treat the fibrous tissues that hold your body’s fat together to smooth out dimpling.
It is vacuum-assisted for total control of the depth and area to be improved. Approx’ 20 to 30 individual cellulite dimples are treated during an average 1-hour session. You will begin to see improvement in about 3 days. You’ll have some temporary bruising and soreness to contend with.
The downside: It doesn’t come cheap, you are looking at the cost of some $4K+
Endermologie (or lipomassage or endermology) – Massage treatments:
Various types of machines are available that massage the areas affected by cellulite. The devices use rolling cylinders to gather pockets of skin and apply a vigorous massage inside a chamber to increase blood flow, remove toxins, and reduce any excess fluid.
One such example of massage treatments is Endermologie, a French technique used for cellulite treatment since the mid-1990s. This technique uses an electrically powered handheld device that uses suction, pulls, and squeezes affected areas.
Treatment time typically lasts for 30-45 minutes, and 10-12 treatments are usually required before results can be seen. You will find there is a temporary decrease in the appearance of cellulite, the technique only appears to redistribute the fat rather than permanently alter its form beneath the skin, and studies have shown differing results regarding the effectiveness of this therapy. You will need regular maintenance treatments after achieving the initial result, or the cellulite will return.
At-Home Cellulite Solutions:
Actually, there is a solution that can minimize the appearance of cellulite for a few weeks. A 30 to 60-minute deep tissue massage can knead the surface of the skin just enough to break up fibrous connective tissue that contributes to skin puckering.
If you don’t have a masseuse, you can mimic the technique at home by frequently using a firm foam roller. Use firm pressure to improve your circulation and plump the skin, which should result in a smoother look.
Alternatively, you can purchase an electric handheld machine to massage the affected area. Massagers can do wonders, massagers will speed up circulation, which will improve the appearance of the skin. There are many kinds of electronic massage machines depending on your preference and budget.
Another home treatment you can try is ‘Dry Body Brushing.’ This is very beneficial for the largest organ of your body – the skin. It may help to diminish the appearance of cellulite, promote toned and supple skin while assisting in removing toxins from the body.
Dry Body Brushing encourages better blood flow, this is said to have a plumping effect on the skin which really helps lessen the appearance of cellulite.
It is best to do this before a bath or shower, it will promote your lymph, helping your body metabolize toxins more efficiently, discouraging fluid retention and cellulite (the two are related to each other).
Chose a medium-firm brush, one that’s about the size of your palm, try to make sure it has natural bristles, avoiding synthetic ones.
Start your brush massage with the soles of your feet. Using a dynamic, circular motion. Apply short, fast upward strokes as you guide the brush over your feet and legs. Proceed to brush upwards as you get to the buttocks, waist, stomach and breast areas.
Use a circular motion on the palms of your hands, then short upward strokes as you brush your hands and arms. When you get to the neck, begin using downward strokes, out to your shoulders, and down your back, then down your breasts, stroking toward your heart. Avoid brushing your face.
The most important groups of lymph nodes are in your neck, armpits, and groin. So, if you are short on time and cannot do the whole body, do a few short brush strokes over those areas,
You should try to spend about five minutes a day on dry brushing and look to do it between two to five times a week.
Cellulite Creams and Serums that contain a variety of ingredients, such as vitamins, minerals, herbal extracts, caffeine, seaweed, and antioxidants, are quite often marketed as the cure for cellulite.
Because cellulite forms below the skin’s surface, it’s difficult to treat topically with over-the-counter creams.
While most store-bought creams may not provide the beautiful results you’re looking for, search for creams that contain caffeine and retinol – Retinol creams that have 0.3% retinol may have the best impact on cellulite as they could help stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, making your skin look tighter, and thicker so reducing the signs of cellulite when applied.
It will take several months to see any signs of improvement, and these creams do not come cheap.
Retinol treatments are available to buy online. Do read and follow the instructions carefully.
Treatments to Avoid or Consider Carefully!
A procedure is often called ‘Mesotherapy.’ whereby doctors inject chemicals into the fat layer below the skin to help breakdown the fat to make cellulite less noticeable.
The chemicals used in this procedure include phosphatidylcholine, aminophylline, hormones, herbal extracts, vitamins, and minerals. There is little proof these treatments do very much for cellulite.
Most doctors don’t recommend the procedure as there is a risk of infection, swelling, rashes, and lumpy skin.
Even though there’s no simple answer for unblemished skin yet, that doesn’t mean you can’t be positive and more confident in your body, cellulite or not.
The important thing to understand from all of this is that living a healthy, well-balanced lifestyle will encourage you to look and feel better about yourself.
It’s amazing that every medical condition can be improved by decreasing stress, eating well and exercising regularly, making cellulite less noticeable is an added bonus.
If you are considering treatment for yourself, talk to a qualified/registered dermatologist or plastic surgeon, find out all that you possibly can from them about the whole procedure, and still do your own research online before making a decision on the best cellulite removal treatment you will use.
Have you suffered from Cellulite? Have you tried any of the treatments mentioned or have you tried any other procedures? Did anything help to reduce your Cellulite? I would like to hear your story. Please leave any comments or questions below, and I will be happy to discuss them with you.