With summer just a few months away, crunch time is in full swing to get the perfect body. With most of summer expected to be spent at the beach, having smooth, cellulite-free legs, hips and a butt are of top priority. So what steps can we take to achieve that sexy smoothness? Here are 5 steps to a sleek summer:

  1. Keep that heart rate up! – According to Prevention Magazine, by exercising 20 minutes a day, 3 times a week, you can see drastic improvement in the appearance of cellulite within 8 weeks. Exercise moves like squats, lunges, and step-ups target your hips, thighs and butt to help decrease cellulite and build muscle.
  2. A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips – Processed fatty foods can cause toxin overload in the body and result in cellulite. Feed your body cellulite-fighting foods such as salmon and dark berries, which are both rich in antioxidants that break down fat attached to connective tissue.
  3. Get a massage – Massaging areas with cellulite can help improve circulation and the lymphatic systems. A lymphatic massage helps drain the body of toxin buildup and support the body’s immune system. Use exfoliating gloves or a loofah sponge helps remove dead skin cells while further stimulating the lymphatic system to detoxify the body.
  4. Stay hydrated – It’s no secret water does the body good. Drinking water helps you lose weight and build muscle, hydrate skin and keep it looking young, and even makes you smarter by improving cognitive function as much as 30%! So how much water should you drink per day? According to the Mayo Clinic, men should drink roughly 13 cups while women should drink about 9 cups of water per day.
  5. Feed your skin – Herbal extracts and certain ingredients found in cellulite creams can help reduce the appearance of bumpy, cottage cheese-looking cellulite. Theophylline targets the subcutaneous layer of fat and thins it, making the upper dermis layer appear smoother. Enzyme Q-10 increases the elasticity of the skin and the collagen beneath it, reducing the appearance of cellulite.

 

By incorporating these simple steps into your life you will be able to strut across the beach without feeling self-conscious about unsightly cellulite. We want to hear from you! What do you do to get your body ready for summer?