Vaseline Skincare Tips: What You Need to Know about Cellulite

A staggering nine out of ten women say that they have cellulite – the stubborn fatty deposits that cause dimpling of the skin, often termed ‘orange peel’. Those who are plagued by cellulite often ask what can be done to minimise its appearance - or better yet, get rid of it completely. In order to minimise the appearance of orange peel, it’s important to understand how and why it affects the look of our skin.
Vaseline Skincare Tips: What You Need to Know about Cellulite
  • What Exactly Causes Cellulite?
    Hormones: The formation of cellulite is connected to the fluctuation of a woman’s reproductive hormones, particularly oestrogen. It generally occurs in the areas in which our bodies are programmed to store fat, like the hips, thighs, buttocks, stomach and upper arms. 

    An inactive lifestyle and incorrect diet: When it comes to healthy skin, it is important to follow a clean and wholesome diet. What you eat plays a big part in the formation of cellulite. Processed meats, sugary and fizzy drinks, coffee, carbohydrates and too much salt all contribute to the look of ‘orange peel’. Cellulite is also linked to poor digestion, which results in ineffective waste removal. This is largely due to insufficient water intake and not eating enough fresh fruit, vegetables and fibre-rich foods. Further to this, an inactive lifestyle can affect your blood circulation and lymphatic system, causing poor circulation and fluid retention. This contributes to cellulite formation and can also harden existing cellulite. 
  • Preventing and Reducing Cellulite
    Take a vitamin supplement: A good multivitamin supplement will not only keep you healthy, but can assist in the fight against cellulite. Vitamin C and E are believed to be the most effective in tackling dimpled skin. 

    Dry brush your body: Dry body brushing is very effective when it comes to treating cellulite. It improves the texture of the skin, boosts blood circulation and assists in the elimination of toxins by stimulating the lymphatic system. Brush your body with a dry loofah before you bath or shower. Start at your feet and work your way up the legs, across the hips, bottom and tummy using long upwards movements towards the heart. Move from your hands up the arms towards the shoulders. If you have sensitive skin, wet the loofah and use it in the shower or bath. 

    Massage affected areas: A gentle but firm massage is a great cellulite treatment. Massage techniques like kneading, knuckling and wringing aids circulation and helps with the elimination of toxins and breaks down fat cells. After the massage, work in a firming cream like Vaseline Firming Body Lotion – not only will Vaseline skin care products assist in firming the skin, but they will also keep it soft, supple and moisturised. It combines collagen, minerals and Vaseline Petroleum Jelly which assist in replenishing the  natural spring-like proteins that are known to give skin its elasticity and shape. This firming lotion replenishes the skin with moisture and helps restore firmness and resilience. You will notice an improved firmness in just two weeks!