Whether you’re skinny or curvy, your thighs or butt can dimple due to natural fibrous bands that connect underlying fat. “They pull down on fat cells, making them pucker like buttons on tufted cushions,' says Dr. Gohara.
While body-sculpting classes can help long-term (tight muscles act like a girdle), caffeine- infused creams are your best bikini-day fix. The ingredient flushes out excess fluids (when left to stagnate between the bands, fluids cause more bulging). At night, rely on retinol, says Dr. Gohara. It boosts and strengthens collagen— the body’s equivalent of Spanx.