By Gotlhokwang Angoma; photograph by James Garaghty
The top cellulite treatments, according to a beauty editor…
A major cause of summer anxiety? Cellulite. And while we still love to embrace our bodies and natural beauty, coming to grips with all the bumps and lumps is sometimes a longer journey.
According to the American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, cellulite affects 80 to 90 percent of us – proof that you are not alone! There’s no permanent way to get rid of it, but we have products that could help tone those “trouble areas”. Don’t you love it when you that have options to ending bikini stress? Here, our top picks for a smoother body…
Dove DermaSpa Uplifted+ Body Lotion (R70)
This body lotion gently moisturises your skin, while improving elasticity and firmness. Available at Clicks.
Crème 689 Anti Cellulite Cream (R784)
This cream contains innovative active-ingredient complex Chacoll, which promotes the formation of collagen and elastic fibres. The skin’s structure is then strengthened, which improves firmness and elasticity. Available at FutureThis.
Elancyl Slim Design (R395)
This prouduct contains a caffeine complex, which spikes circulation and temporarily shrinks fat cells for a visible smoothing of the skin. Bonus: the slim-design formula is synchronised with the body’s biorhythms, so the slimming active ingredients are released at the best time of the day. Available at Dischem.
Clarins Body Fit (R585)
This cream softens and lifts skin, targeting both early and stubborn cellulite. Available at Clarins.
Nivea Firming Body Cream (R83)
Q10 is actually a natural component of your skin, which actively works to keep it firm. This lotion ups your skin’s levels of Q10, empowering it with the energy and strength it needs to remain toned and supple. Available at Clicks.
Optiphi Body Curve Body Foliant (R731)
This powerhouse includes glycolic acid, which enhances collagen production and assists in re-plumping the skin. It also offers up a dose of lactic acid, which keeps the skin supple and hydrated. Apply twice weekly to damp skin using circular motions. Leave on skin for 15 to 20 minutes, then rinse. Results? Soft and radiant-looking skin. Available at SkinMiles.