Cellulite. It’s a word that when said, makes me want to shrivel into a ball and not look at my legs ever again. Why is it that it is such an ‘embarrasing’ thing which makes so many of us ladies insecure, when really, it’s something the majority of us will reluctantly own. The amount of times I’ve opened up photographs from nights out and been drawn to my dimply legs. It’s so disheartening and can really make a girl feel insecure about herself.
From what my mum tells me, I’ve always had dimply skin on my legs from when I was as young as three. Cellulite can not only be brought on by a bad diet, lack of exercise and a low water intake, but it can also be inherited through genes. Now, before I say that, I’m not saying that I’m blaming my ancestors straight away! Even when I was a gym bunny, with muscular legs, I still had a large amount of cellulite.
There are so many lotions, potions, coffee scrubs, lasers and freezing sort of treatments which can help our life long battle with cellulite, however I’ve decided to put together a few things which have recently been working for me. As far as my knowledge stretches, I don’t think there is a solid cure. It’s just one of those things.
I have taken up running again over the summer months while I am living back at home, and I really hurt one of thighs. I bought a foam roller to try and combat this, as I used to swear by a foam roller when I visited the gym three times a week. I purchased a pretty cheap one off eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/401112243428?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT) and oh my goodness it hurts. It’s got raised points on it which really get into your muscles and skin. This is fantastic for increasing your circulation to the area, which can really persuade cellulite to hide a bit.
Another thing I’ve been doing is also drinking as much water as I can. I started a placement recently for a few weeks, and I’ve been loving taking my fruit infuser bottle (http://www.wilko.com/food-boxes+containers/blue-fruit-infuser-drinks-bottle/invt/0432500) and filling it with orange. I fill this bottle up about 3/4 times a day, and I love how refreshed I feel knowing I’m drinking the amount of water I should be. However, as expected, it does make you pee…A LOT. It is a small price to pay for the benefits however, as I have noticed that this water has helped me fit back into some clothes after just a week. I can also tell it’s having a positive effect on my cellulite.
While it’s hard to learn to love something which we all have a hatred for, it’s reassuring to know you’re not alone and 90% of women will suffer from cellulite at some point in their life. It’s easy saying this, and harder to put positive thoughts into practice. But the more we learn to accept cellulite, the less likely we are to see headlines in magazines targeting out women for having the odd dimple here and there.