Temps de lecture : 6 min.

Ah that dear cellulite that sticks to our skin! We can blame her for everything: for being unsightly, intrusive, a little too tenacious... but if there is one thing that we cannot take away from her, it is her great generosity. Whether you are thin or round, tall or small, it affects (almost) all body types without counting, since 90% of women are affected. Cellulite is therefore part of all of our lives and it is completely normal to notice some dimples in certain areas of the body, often on the thighs, hips, buttocks or knees. However, even if it is a 100% natural phenomenon, cellulite is not inevitable! For those who would like to reduce it or even make it disappear, effective methods exist. Discover without further delay how to find a beautiful, toned and firmed silhouette for the summer.

What is cellulite?

The different types of cellulite

We all know what cellulite looks like: bumpy-looking skin, as if decorated with small waves. But we don't always know where it comes from... In fact, cellulite can have different origins and take different forms.

• Adipose cellulite : this type of cellulite appears when the fat cells located just under the skin store too much fat. Once they reach saturation, these cells end up deforming and swelling until they find themselves tightly packed against each other. The circulation of fluids is then blocked and toxins accumulate, which creates an inflammatory phenomenon. Direct consequence: the skin takes on an irregular and wavy appearance which makes us angry in front of the mirror. Soft and painless to the touch, this cellulite is located on the stomach, thighs, knees, buttocks and hips.

• Aqueous cellulite : it is linked to poor venous and lymphatic circulation, with saturation of the tissues with water and toxins which stagnate and end up creating sorts of small bumps under the skin. Like adipose cellulite, it is supple and painless to the touch but is localized on the arms, thighs, calves and ankles. It can be accompanied by heavy legs.

• Fibrous cellulite : particularly difficult to dislodge, this form of cellulite is characterized by the stiffening of the collagen fibers surrounding the fat cells. Hard and painful to the touch, it usually becomes encrusted on the thighs, buttocks and hips.

It also happens that some women have different types of cellulite. We then speak of “mixed cellulite”.

Aqueous, adipose, fibrous…What are the causes of cellulite?

As is often the case, there is a genetic factor at the base. There are also hormonal factors or quite simply the natural aging of the body (particularly in the case of fibrous cellulite). But this does not prevent us from taking action to reduce cellulite because these causes are far from being the only ones! An unbalanced diet, an overly sedentary daily life and a generally poor lifestyle are important risk factors.

Natural methods to reduce cellulite

It is not uncommon for cellulite to gain ground in winter, when raclettes replace salads and our Netflix subscription becomes 10x more active than our gym subscription. It's the same for everyone and there is no reason to feel guilty: the cold encourages you to let go while the sunny days make you want to take more serious care of your body. In spring, the mood is to (re)take charge. By adopting a healthy lifestyle now, you will be ready to show off pretty legs to start the summer in style!

Healthy eating and good hydration

To reduce cellulite, diet plays an important role. But immediately forget about drastic diets that harm your body and your good mood: losing weight does not necessarily impact cellulite. The proof: even the thinnest body types can have cellulite! It is therefore not a question of eating less, but rather of eating better by concocting healthier and more balanced menus. To avoid as a priority: foods with a high glycemic index (GI) which promote storage. These include ultra-processed foods rich in fats and sugars such as biscuits, sodas, candies, industrial cold cuts or even ready-made meals. These are also very high in salt, which is one of the main causes of water retention. On the contrary, it is advisable to focus on foods rich in antioxidants and draining active ingredients. Obligation to consume fruits and vegetables at all meals, the best foods to have beautiful skin! It is also necessary to drink enough water throughout the day to promote the elimination of toxins and maintain good hydration at the cellular level.

Physical exercise to get moving and de-stress

To make cellulite disappear, moving is essential! Aquatic activities such as swimming, aquagym or aquabike are great anti-cellulite sports because they help dislodge fat while improving the quality of the skin. Quickly chaining movements in the water reproduces the effect of a continuous draining massage: perfect for reducing the orange peel appearance. To vary the pleasures, do not hesitate to alternate with the bike or the elliptical which are also very effective for strengthening the glutes and thighs. And for complete action, the best thing is to integrate muscle strengthening into your sports routine. Squats, lunges... There's no better way to say goodbye to the soft and flabby appearance of cellulite.

Beyond the physical benefits, these activities will also allow you to reduce your stress which contributes to the formation of cellulite. Yes, stress leads to an increase in cortisol levels, a hormone which promotes the establishment of fat cells and accentuates the phenomenon of water retention.

Quality sleep

For smooth skin like a baby's, you also need to sleep like a baby! Indeed, lack of sleep impacts the production of hormones involved in the feeling of hunger, with strong desires for snacks and sweet snacks. And that's not all since the body is also programmed to store fat at night. When sleep is disrupted, the body does not react by storing less but unfortunately by storing more.

The most effective treatments and massages

In addition to a healthy lifestyle, cellulite works on the body! Focus on the most effective treatments and massages.

The famous palpate-roll

This is a (very) energetic kneading that involves pinching the skin between your thumb and index finger, then rolling it from bottom to top for 5 to 10 minutes per area. His goal ? Remove subcutaneous fat and “break up” cellulite to visibly improve the appearance of the skin. A little warning for the more cozy: the palpation-rolling is effective but rather painful... You can practice it yourself with the help of a good tutorial, but also at a physiotherapist or in a specialized beauty institute. Professionals often practice mechanical palpation and rolling, that is to say with a machine: a good option for removing fibrous cellulite.

Lymphatic drainage

This is the preferred technique in cases of watery cellulite. Performed regularly, this type of massage reactivates lymph circulation and promotes the elimination of toxins using small pressures or slow, regular circular movements. You can carry out your own lymphatic massage at home by consulting a serious tutorial but this protocol is based on the stimulation of very specific points, nothing beats the know-how of a qualified professional (physiotherapist). or specialized beauty salon).

Other professional techniques

Many other anti-cellulite techniques exist: both ancestral methods such as maderotherapy or gua sha, as well as latest generation methods such as laser, mesotherapy or even cellulolipolysis in aesthetic medicine. It's up to you to choose based on your relationship with cellulite, your beliefs and your budget.

Choosing an effective cream to fight cellulite

What about anti-cellulite creams? They are your best allies every day! Well formulated and well applied, they provide a real boost to complete your in & out slimming routine. At Lashilé Beauty, we offer you our own Good Body anti-cellulite cream with clinically proven effectiveness in fighting cellulite. His secret? A vegan composition with the best anti-cellulite active ingredients of natural origin: caffeine, horse chestnut, green anise and boxwood. We also added a trio of vegetable oils (jojoba, wheat germ and sweet almond oils) to significantly reduce the orange peel appearance while improving the hydration and elasticity of the skin. Morning and evening, our Good Body cream is applied with light massages, moving up from the ankles to the waist and focusing on the thighs, hips and buttocks. A beautiful skin and well-being routine at the same time thanks to its light texture and its very delicate fresh notes. In all subjectivity, it is completely addictive!


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