The heatwave calls for short shorts, skimpy skirts, swimsuits and bikinis and we all know how dreadful all that can be if you suffer from cellulite and stretch marks. The two most common things related to weight gain and fat that most ladies suffer from at one point in their life. Below we have some temporary and permanent solutions to get rid of both cellulite and stretch marks for the sunny season.
Dry Body Brushing is one of the oldest methods to get rid of cellulite quickly. It helps smooth the dimply areas of the thighs in particular and helps to get rid of any water retention. Dry body brushing can also help with lymphatic drainage and shift those fat deposits with regular use. Always brush upwards, towards the heart and allow this method to work towards improving the wellness of your body and not just make it look superficially toned and slender.
Use Firming Body Lotions with an iridescent finish that will reflect off light from your problem areas. If you don’t want to invest in expensive firming creams, you can recreate the expensive looking glossy finish for less by purchasing a standard drugstore firming body lotions and mixing it in with some highlighter or illuminator, preferably liquid and rub it all over your legs, tummy and hands to instantly fake good skin on the body.
Make sure these firming lotions are extremely hydrating as well as legs, arms and stomach areas tend to be dry as we tend to ignore them the rest of the year when they are hidden underneath layers of coats. Hydration is key as it will make stretch marks and cellulite look less obvious, reflect light off them and reduce their appearance superficially and temporarily.
Opting for a fake tan when you’re exposing your legs or torso can help in subtly disguising those stretch marks and cellulite for the time being. Opt for caramel or olive toned fake tan lotions and mousse as they will compliment most skintones better and not make you look like an oompa loompa. As the self tanners will provide some coverage, the nasty cellulite and the pesky stretch marks will be hidden so you can get your legs out in the sun without worrying about these. If you need more coverage, MAC’s Face & Body Foundation is a great water based, transfer resistant foundation that does not shift once it’s one and evens out skin tone on the body beautifully.
If you are looking for a permanent solution to deal with Stretch Marks however, a Derma Roller at home kit is what you should invest it. It is a roller device with prickly pins on a barrel which you can roll to and fro on the stretch marks affected areas. Because stretch marks are deeply engrained scars, only something like Dermaroller UK that ‘injures’ the skin, forces it to produce new skin from surrounding cells and reaches the layer underneath the epidermis will help fade them. You can use the device once a day, for a few days a week paired with a numbing cream to feel virtually no pain at all. You can also opt for a Derma Roller Treatment at a salon for professional results and convenience.