6 WEEKS TO GO
Go For a Massage
“Massaging your legs can smooth and reshape them,” says Tetyana. The massages available at ISAAC Medispa and VLCC, are a mix of deep-tissue, lymphatic and ‘cupping’ techniques, that improve blood circulation and activate lymph drainage leaving your thighs slimmer.
“Cellulite caused by water retention, which feels almost like jelly, will show the most dramatic improvement,” says Tetyana. But the firmer cellulite caused by fat clumps or hardened skin fibres can be minimised too. “Go for hour-long deep-tissue massages on the legs only, with your therapist using upward movements to boost circulation and toxin drainage,” she advises. “Six sessions will make skin look far less cottagecheesy.” Dry body-brushing is also surprisingly effective: “Do it for a minute every day pre-shower, using firm strokes towards your heart,” says James. “It’ll speed up your body’s detox process and make dimples look airbrushed.”
Try a Cellulite Cream
No beauty editor has ever used a cream that made her cellulite vanish entirely. Fact. But using a good one for four to six weeks will make it less noticeable if it’s quite light. “High levels of caffeine and botanical extracts of algae, horse chestnut, and rosemary rev up skin’s micro-circulation and the metabolism of the fat cells underneath it,” says Tanya. We like VLCC Shape Up Hips, Thighs and Arms Shaping Gel, ` 600, that shows positive effects as early as two weeks after use.