Cosmopolitan (India) - - BEAUTY -

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.

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