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I'm not overweight but my cellulite is totally out of control on my thighs and bum.
We are going on hols in a month and I am so depressed about the thought of getting into a bikini. I know you're probably thinking it's not that bad but honestly it is, I've never seen another person with it worse.
Is there ANYTHING I can do to improve it in a month? I'm desperate, I'll try anything.
I don't know how much of a difference it will make in a month but spinning a couple of times a week really sorts mine out on my bum and legs. Used to spend a fortune on lotions and potions but exercise is unfortunately the only thing that improves it for me.
Ok will def try extra water, moisturiser and body brushing.
I'm not a gym member so unlikely to get to a spinning class, but could do some running if that's likely to help a bit? I'm sure it never seems to have that much of an effect on cellulite though but maybe I'm wrong?
Octopusrus I'm exactly the same! I'm tall and slim (size 8) and feel like I'm covered in it! I used a soap and glory gel which was in a tube with massage balls on the end. When applied it heated up and felt tingly. I can't remember the name of it but it felt like it did something! I must get myself some more
I think most women have some cellulite and there's not a lot that can be done about it. Exercise and eating sensibly seems to help mine - although I don't think being thinner necessarily means less of it.
wow that blog is so bitchy. who the hell sits and judges whether or not other women should be wearing shorts or not. how vile.
OP I feel your pain, I find increasing the muscle works to diminish cellulite. so squats, lunges, deadlifts. plus a spray tan makes it less obvious. also mine is on my backside, so I dont have to look at it.
I would say carry on running for your fitness and leg muscle tone, then any cellulite reduction is a bonus. I run every day, I think (purely from my own observations) when it comes to cellulite frequency of an exercise is key.
I find alcohol makes my cellulite worse. If I've had a week on the wine, I can really see it on my thighs and arse!
I find drinking plenty of water helps, avoiding salty and processed food and off course cutting down on or cutting out the booze.
I try to focus on exercises that tones my legs. I hate running, but I will see an improvement if I regularly use the cross trainer and / or cycle. I know women who swear by squats. I just really hate doing them!