Sometimes the only thing holding you back from the perfect behind is a little bit of booty cellulite.
There are so many treatments on the market today that promise to get rid of cellulite that it’s hard to figure out what will actually work. One of the biggest areas where cellulite accumulates is on our rear-ends, and with bikini season in its beginning, that can be a real pool-day buzzkill.
Here are a few fixes — from fitness to fashion — to help you diminish that booty cellulite.
As we’ve mentioned in previous booty-buffing articles, Sara Haley’s booty burn move is a great way to tone your buttocks.
Step 1: Holding one weight at chest level, start with your legs shoulder width apart. Squat down with your chest lifted and weight in your heels. Come up quickly so your legs straighten to get full hip extension.
Step 2: Cross your right leg behind your left (enough so you see your right foot on the other side) and lunge down, lowering your weight to the floor. Bicep curl the weight to your chest as you stand back up. Repeat 10 times and then repeat on the other side.
Step 3: By combining these two leg exercises together you’ll tone your entire lower body. You’ll hit up your glutes, quads and hamstrings with the squat and target your outer and inner thighs with the curtsy (remember to squeeze those inner thighs tight as you curtsy lunge).
Health Spa Fix
A major trend at medical spas is a treatment called Endermologie, a cellulite treatment that involves massaging, rolling and sucking at the skin surface to stimulate the break-up of stubborn deposits of cellulite — it has a Worth It rating of 52 percent. As far as treatments performed by professionals go, it’s a less expensive option (at around $1,000).
RealSelf Community Member shadowflower was thrilled with the results of her treatment, which, combined with exercise and a healthy diet, dramatically improved her battle with cellulite. She says, “My legs became more shapely and I suddenly had a butt that had never existed before!! (Much to my boyfriends delight) As I was toning my body through exercise it helped the Endermologie machine focus on the softer outer skin on top of my muscle.”
Emphasizing the importance of exercise and healthy eating on top of her Endermologie sessions, shadowflower was satisfied at the end of her multiple treatments, writing: “Endermologie is great, it helps change your body shape, is great for all over body circulation, makes your skin baby soft and smooth and generally makes you feel better.”
After a little research, I discovered Vichy’s Cellu Destock. The cream is specifically formatted to reduce signs of cellulite around the hips, thighs, and buttocks with the help of caffeine and Lipocidine. The packaging promises to “smooth and tone” the skin in four weeks. However, in the RealSelf Cellulite Treatment Q&A, the general consensus is that these creams don’t work.
Cellulaze is the most common treatment of cellulite that’s administered by doctors. Douglas S. Steinbrech explains, “The best way to attack cellulite is to use new surgical technology such as the INVASIX or Cellulaze which is a radio frequency surgical device that can release the tethering which causes the dimples; suck out the globular fat; and the radio frequency component can stimulate a thicker and more even dermis skin layer.” RealSelf doctors agree that Cellulaze is a great option to get rid of unwanted cellulite, with a RealSelf Worth It Rating of 74%. Be warned, though: The price tag can get expensive with an average cost of $5,725.
To read more about Cellulaze, take a look at the RealSelf Cellulaze Q&A.
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