How To Get Rid Of Cellulite


Cellulite, the bodily phenomenon characterized by dimpling on the arms, thighs, and stomach caused by fat reserves pressing up against your skin tissue, is a popular topic of conversation on beauty and fitness websites, and also while waiting in line for smoothies at Equinox. Here's how to banish it once and for all:

You cannot! It's just a thing that happens to all of us. Babies have cellulite. Models have cellulite. I have cellulite—everything is beautiful and few things hurt. Tons of body treatments bill themselves as cellulite remedies, but the results are unfortunately not long-lasting.

There is dry brushing, the exhilarating process in which you polish your legs and body with a dense brush, which is popularly heralded as the at-home solution to cellulite. The act boosts circulation and helps drain lymph fluid (Bad Things) while exfoliating, and that combined over the skin and under the skin exfoliation is said to aid in the removal of cellulite. "Said," because the evidence is anecdotal at best. All the other stuff that dry brushing says it does, like short-term firming and toning and generally making your skin glow, is very true, and this Wholesome Body Brush is the #1 one on Amazon, just letting you know. It will not get rid of cellulite. It will make your skin happy enough to erode any other bodily insecurities.

In the meantime: Love your cellulite. Kiss a fat baby. Enjoy the sunshine!

—Brennan Kilbane

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