THE QUICK FIX THE WELL­NESS WIN NO JUDG­MENT, NO SHAME, BUT IF BUMPY BITS HAVE GOT YOU DOWN, HERE ARE SOME SUG­GES­TIONS

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“CEL­LULITE IS A MULTIFACTORIAL IS­SUE,” SAYS MARIE HÉLÈNE LAIR, SCI­EN­TIFIC

com­mu­ni­ca­tion di­rec­tor for Clar­ins In­ter­na­tional. “It’s linked to our life­style and our phys­i­ol­ogy. Ini­tially, cel­lulite had a pos­i­tive role. [It was] fat stor­age when we weren’t used to eat­ing three times a day. But when we eat too much, fat stor­age be­comes ex­ces­sive: Cel­lulite ap­pears as spongi­ness.” There’s a lot go­ing on un­der­neath that con­trib­utes to a dim­pled sur­face, in­clud­ing trapped blood mi­cro-cir­cu­la­tion, mul­ti­ply­ing fat-stor­ing cells, de­creased fat burn­ing and ex­ces­sive pro­duc­tion of hy­po­der­mis fi­bres that lead to rigid skin. On the out­side, a hy­drat­ing lo­tion tricked out with a blend of proven skin-firm­ing in­gre­di­ents, such as caf­feine, can have a vis­i­ble smooth­ing ef­fect. “We’ve iden­ti­fied the power of the quince leaf from Por­tu­gal,” says Lair of the lat­est for­mula. “It’s like a botan­i­cal corset.” Be­come hands-on. Yes, mas­sag­ing a lux­u­ri­ous cream into your skin feels good, but tak­ing a few min­utes to mas­ter a body con­tour­ing tech­nique can el­e­vate the out­come. At Clar­ins (pros in the cat­e­gory since 1962), this be­gins seated with knees bent. Warm cream be­tween hands, then use palms to press it firmly into skin work­ing from an­kles up to tops of thighs. Sweep hands up each leg sev­eral times. CLAR­INS BODY FIT ANTIœCEL­LULITE CON­TOUR­ING EX­PERT, ¡ BEST HEALTH BEAUTY PICK

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