THE LAZY PERSON’S GUIDE TO LOOKING LEAN
A cheat sheet to keeping arms, legs, bust and belly looking great with hardly any work. By Tengku Zai
An all-in-one cheat sheet
Let’s be real. For many of us, “going for a swim” really means relaxing by the pool. But we want to look good doing it, so here’s how — without having to swim all those laps. As for the gym-going lot out there, consider these firming and slimming beauty buys another way to keep lean.
Who doesn’t want stunning legs? The thing is, regardless of whether you’re slender, chances are your legs aren’t perfectly smooth, especially around the thigh and bum area, but that’s okay. Cellulite affects some 90 per cent of women from the time they hit their 20s, so you’re not alone. What’s important is that you understand what it is and are aware of some of the misconceptions surrounding cellulite.
Contrary to popular belief, cellulite is not caused by a build-up of toxins, but rather it occurs when fat deposits ‘push through’ parallel strands of connective tissue in the female skin, thus giving it that ‘orange peel’ appearance.
It’s hormonal. Sort of. As women age, their bodies produce less oestrogen, which means poorer blood circulation. This can lead to a decrease in collagen production, which is essential for maintaining the integrity of connective tissue.
You got it from your momma. If she has cellulite there’s a high chance you will too. But keep in mind that genetics are only a small piece of the puzzle — diet, exercise and weight play a role too.