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bigbuttons Tue 28-Jul-15 16:56:49

I wasn't sure whether to post this in S&B or health, apologies if it's in the wrong place!
I'm 47, slim ( size 6-8) exercise regularly, I do Jillian Michaels mostly but have also restarted kettle bells. My legs are slim and mostly toned, but today when in a shop changing room I noticed a real increase in cellulite on the old bum, top if thigh area.
Can I do anything about this? Or is it an age thing?sad
If anyone has any tips/success stories I'd be very grateful if you could share them with me!

LHReturns Tue 28-Jul-15 23:32:29

Dry skin brushing, exfoliating, drink 3 litres water a day, cut sugar, cut caffeine, cut booze, rigorous massage with pinching and stretching etc....lots of ice cold showers...squats, lunges, and cardio exercise...

All that might help a bit and will be totally BORING doing it. grin

Greengardenpixie Wed 29-Jul-15 00:04:14

I did squats, body brushing and massaged it and it helped but not that much. On the beach on my holidays i dont think i noticed one lady without it. Some were covered in cellulite. Sadly, i dont think in reality there is much that you can do about it.

CloserToFiftyThanTwenty Wed 29-Jul-15 02:34:07

Have good genes....

bigbuttons Wed 29-Jul-15 07:21:54

thanks, I think you're all correct. I have been reading a lot about it and there is so much conflicting advise.
The one website that made me realise how silly I am being was one where a very fit and toned athlete showed her ripped front body and then showed another shot of the backs of her thighs-celultie and skinny, toned legs. She said she was the body equivalent of a mullet!

Callycatsy Wed 29-Jul-15 09:08:14

I'm 51 and have no cellulite whatsoever. I've done nothing to deserve this I might add, I drink like a fish and don't exercise. I'm naturally slim.

I'm not telling you this to boast, I just don't want you to waste money on OTC creams that promise the world. It's pretty much accepted that creams won't work but you can up the lymphatic drainage by dry skin brushing and massage. Creams won't work.

SuperFlyHigh Wed 29-Jul-15 09:32:20

a tan and losing weight helps.

otherwise creams do not work...

Sarahjohns23 Wed 29-Jul-15 13:43:42

I know how you feel about Cellulite! I tried all manners of cures and creams and nothing was effective, it made my skin look unnatural, or even worse, it worked but then stopped working whenever I stopped using a program. I gave up on all that unnatural crap now, it’s better to use natural methods to get rid of cellulite. I follow this guide: and I’ve seen a serious reduction in my cellulite, and it gets even better every day. Natural methods once again are proven to be superior. I’m not even that selfconscious about the little cellulite I still have.

avagosling Wed 29-Jul-15 15:05:51

The lifestyle factor has to be definitely taken into consideration with a healthy diet, exercise etc etc, but products can help on the way to smoother skin. And trust me I have tried A LOT of products, but the one that actually made a difference was the Really Good Cellulite Oil, mainly because of the stimulating oils in it. And anything you put on your skin is absorbed into the body, so the stimulating essential oils would get absorbed underneath the skin and 'move' the cellulite, that's my theory at least!

bigbuttons Wed 29-Jul-15 16:53:17

sarahjohns I've watched that video. It tells you nothing then asks for lots of money! I'm very wary of sites that say they're not selling anything then ask for money!

LHReturns Wed 29-Jul-15 17:47:43

Sarahjohns, you may not have meant to, but your post sounds very much like an ad....'I know how you feel about cellulite!'....hee hee, hilarious.

bigbuttons Wed 29-Jul-15 18:08:16

LH I think she meant to, I have watched that ad she linked too.

bigbuttons Wed 29-Jul-15 18:10:33

it's also the only post under that namehmm

SnakeWitch Wed 29-Jul-15 18:12:53

I read that something in pomegranate might help break it down so i'm massaging organic pomegranate soap in every shower time. If it doesn't work, at least my bum cheeks will be very clean and smell nice! grin

bodenbiscuit Wed 29-Jul-15 18:14:35

Cutting wine completely is the only thing that gets rid of mine and I am very slim and toned.

There are very few women who don't have at least a little cellulite in that area.

bodenbiscuit Wed 29-Jul-15 18:15:40

Lymphatic drainage massage can help.

BumbleNova Wed 29-Jul-15 18:22:29

I figure my cellulite is on my bum and upper thighs which I can only see if I turn around at look at it, so I am not turning around. all women have cellulite, its just how we store fat. I also agree with squats for toning and fake tan for camouflage.

herethereandeverywhere Wed 29-Jul-15 18:47:55

my 3 and 5 year olds have 'cellulite' (if their bum/thighs are compressed to see dimples). Needless to say so do I and I've always had it = we just have dimply fat in our family...

bigbuttons Wed 29-Jul-15 19:53:15

I can't give up alcohol! Perhaps I could drink more water?!

hippospot Wed 29-Jul-15 20:19:37

I was on holiday recently. Every single woman had cellulite, no matter how slim or toned. I don't love mine but I have to accept it's just totally normal.

LHReturns Wed 29-Jul-15 21:27:09

My son's cellulite issues...

ToFleaOrNotToFlea Wed 29-Jul-15 21:42:07

Fake tan works wonders

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