How to Give Yourself an Anticellulite Massage at Home

How to Give Yourself an Anticellulite Massage at Home Contrary to a popular misconception, cellulite isn’t a disorder; it’s a natural condition that affects most post-adolescent women at some point in their lives. However, just because something is natural doesn’t mean you have to like it. A lot of women resort to various methods to reduce the appearance of orange peel skin, such as anticellulite massage. Today, let’s figure out how to give yourself a DIY anticellulite massage at home.

Cellulite, also known as gynoid lipodystrophy or orange peel syndrome, is the herniation of subcutaneous fat that makes skin look dimpled or slightly puckered. As we’ve already mentioned, it is a physiological condition. According to estimates, it occurs in 80–98% of post-pubescent females, most often affecting the buttocks, thighs and abdomen.

For a long time, people didn’t even have a word for cellulite because they just thought that this was how female skin was supposed to look like. The term “cellulite” is believed to have been coined in the 1920s by spas to promote their services. A full-blown campaign against cellulite was launched in 1973, when Nicole Ronsard, the owner of an NYC-based beauty salon, published a book titled Cellulite: Those Lumps, Bumps and Bulges You Couldn’t Lose Before, which quickly became a bestseller.

Although Ronsard’s views on cellulite weren’t backed by any actual medical evidence, a lot of people started perceiving cellulite as a problem that needs to be solved. And even though cellulite is completely natural, it’s up to each woman to decide whether she wants to live with it or reduce its appearance as much as possible.

Anticellulite massage is considered one of the most effective methods of reducing the appearance of orange peel skin because it performs several tasks at once. This type of massage improves microcirculation in the skin and lymph drainage, helps to get rid of excess moisture in the subcutaneous tissue, has a positive effect on skin cell metabolism, stimulates the breaking down of lactic acid in the muscles, and makes the skin softer and smoother.

There are different anticellulite massage techniques. At home, for example, you can perform this kind of massage manually or with the help of special massagers, mittens, brushes, or silicon cups (the kind used for cupping therapy). Regardless of what technique you choose, you need to prepare your skin for massage first.

First of all, you need to thoroughly cleanse your skin, preferably using an anticellulite body scrub. Then you should warm up the muscles so that they are as relaxed as possible when you start the massage.

It is recommended to massage the “problem areas” from the bottom up. Start light and slow, and then gradually increase the intensity. But try not to massage too hard, you don’t want your skin to bruise. The minimum duration of an anticellulite massage is 30 minutes. If you want to see a real effect, give yourself a massage at least once a week.

To make your hands glide easily and smoothly, as well as to boost the anticellulite effect of the massage, you should use special products, such as carrier oils (which can be infused with essential oils), lotions, creams, gels, etc. Thanks to an increased blood flow during the massage, their anticellulite ingredients will penetrate the skin and stimulate the breakdown of subcutaneous fat.

What common ingredients can be found in anticellulite massage products? They include, for example, green coffee oil, citrus essential oils, cinnamon extract, ginger root extract, red pepper extract, algae extracts, shea butter, cocoa butter, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, wheat germ oil, etc. They boost microcirculation and lymph drainage, help to get rid of toxins, stimulate the breakdown of subcutaneous fat, make the skin softer and smoother, nourish and moisturise it, and boost the skin’s firmness and elasticity.

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