Body beautiful: How to reduce the appearance of cellulite

Massaging the thigh area can help reduce cellulite. Picture: PA Photo/thinkstockphotos.

Massaging the thigh area can help reduce cellulite. Picture: PA Photo/thinkstockphotos. - Credit: PA

The more attention you pay to your skin, the more supple it is.

Regular massage can even help diminish those cellulite dimples that just don’t seem to shift - kneading the skin helps increase circulation, which lessens the lumps.

Karen Bevan-Brown, Liz Earle treatments expert, recommends following this five-step toning massage, using a product like Liz Earle’s Energising Hip and Thigh Gel (£17.75, uk.lizearle.com), to help reduce the dreaded orange-peel effect.

- Apply your body cream or gel with firm sweeping movements, using alternate hands from knees to hips, making sure to cover all the problem areas.

- Finish by sweeping towards your groin area to help encourage lymphatic drainage.


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- Using your fingertips, perform circular movements, concentrating on areas that feel sluggish.

- Follow with a slightly deeper massage technique. Clench your fists and use your knuckles to perform circular upward and outward movements - this is great for the hips, thighs and bottom.

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- Finish by using alternate clenched fists to lightly pound the outer thighs. This helps to stimulate the area and break down any build-up of waste.

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