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cellulite

Women face a vast of body image issues, and cellulite and stretch marks top the list. Stretch marks develop when the skin is excessively pulled, usually through weight gain or loss, pregnancy, or at puberty. As they start, you might feel itchy; but you should refrain from scratching as this makes them worse. It might even cause scarring. The good news is that stretch marks can be treated with tissue oil or creams, resulting in them fading out.

Cellulite is fat that has accumulated under your skin, and, no amount of exercise or creams can get rid of it completely. Creams and a good diet can only help to reduce its appearance and will show results over time. Until a magic pill is invented to make stretch marks disappear, finding a cream that works is your best bet for achieving smoother skin.

Here 3 tips to reduce the appearance of cellulite:

1. Body brushing. Using upward strokes, dry-brush your skin once a day, ideally in the morning. Choose s brush with natural fibres. This stimulates blood circulation and exfoliates the skin, which contributes to reducing cellulite.

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2. Eat the right food. Apple cider vinegar, green tea and dark chocolate can give you the best defence against cellulite.

3. Exercise. High-intensity training is the best form of exercise to reduce cellulite. This is because you burn calories much faster and your body still continues to burn the fat after your training session.

Ways to reduce itchiness:

  • Apply tissue oil and gently massage it into your skin
  • Keep hydrated by drinking water
  • Keep your collagen in good condition by eating balanced mealS

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A home-made remedy to minimise the appearance of stretch marks:

Mix coconut, olive and castor oils together with vitamin E capsules. Massage into your skin every night using upward strokes.