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Dear Bondi Beauty,
Do cellulite creams actually work and which ones do you recommend? How often do I have to use it?
Cheers, Stacey – Balmoral
Depending on the type of cellulite you have and how severe it is, the creams will either work really well or not work at all. We do recommend you seek professional advice first before using creams, to prevent spending too much on products which may or may not work for you.
Cellulite creams are known to work for younger women who develop soft cellulite. Soft cellulite, also known as flaccid cellulite, is often often found on body areas where fat accumulates, such as the arms, stomach, hips, buttocks and legs. It is more apparent when you are lying down rather than standing.
However, hard cellulite can be a lot harder to remove and the creams may not work at all.
Hard cellulite is often localised on the outer areas of the hips and thighs, and around the back and inside of the knees. It is compact and painful when touched, and is also known as solid cellulite, because it can be hard to eliminate entirely, if nearly treatment is made.
There are many day spas who use revolutionary treatment programs to help with removing both soft and hard cellulite, which include cream treatments for home as well.
These treatments often involve the use of non-evasive machine which massage the area to dislodge and break down the fat deposits on specific areas of the body to help dislodge and distribute evenly throughout the body.
Cellulite can be genetic and can be exacerbated by nutrition. Drinking a lot of water can help, as well as coffee as it is a diuretic. Many women swear by coffee body scrubs 2-3 times a week to remove it too.
Definitely book yourself an appointment, so you can obtain a better understanding of what type of cellulite you need to treat and how.
Dear Bondi Beauty,
I’m reading a lot about beauty powders and supplements. Can these help with uneven skin tone? And which ones are the best?
Thank you, Kylie
I suppose the leading question here might be, what are beauty powders and supplements and how do they work? I think it’s important to understand what they are before taking them, so you know whether they will help you with your skin or hair concerns.
Bad skin, bad hair, unhealthy and brittle nails are often the result of either bad collagen production in the body, or a bad diet in general, ie: not enough vegetables and wholefoods.
Beauty powders and supplements are made of essential minerals and vitamins, including either animal derived or plant-based collagens designed specifically for women, to help the body produce what’s necessary for your hair to be shiny, your skin to be glowing and your nails to be hard. Of course that’s the most simplest explanation to what these products do.
And just because your hair, nails and skin may be suffering a little, it doesn’t mean you are unhealthy either. There are always environmental issues and stress factors which need to be considered, which can also effect the body.
Naturally the body stops producing high levels of collagen from your twenties, and this goes for males too. But women require a lot more collagen than men biologically to help with women’s overall health in general. If you are concerned there may be an underlining issue as to why your hair and nails are not great and your skin is flat you can always seek advice from a professional.
Otherwise, there are some wonderful brands which can help you with you uneven skin tone, especially collagen powders which include vitamin C. both important factors in obtain glowing, healthy and young looking skin.
Try Nutra Organics-Collagen Beauty with Verisol + Vitamin C Unflavoured, GO Healthy Collagen Powder with Blackcurrant, The Beauty Chef GLOW Inner Beauty Powder, or the Cangro Beauty Bod Collagen Powder.
Wrinkles don’t discriminate. They can make an appearance on any skin at any age, when you spend too much time outside, forget to wear sunscreen, or when you’re stressed.
Dragon’s Blood has long been a Hollywood skincare secret to achieving great skin, with singer Lady Gaga dubbing it a liquid facelift, without the needles.
It’s sourced from the red sap of the ‘sangre de drago’ tree in South America (hence the name dragon), and it’s all about giving you a second skin-look. Tree sap (comprised of water, mineral elements and other nutrients) has been used in various iterations for thousands of years such as latex gloves and medical dressings. And now for several years, it’s been making an appearance in skincare products.
Skincare trials saw an increase in skin elasticity by 92%, and a massive improvement in wound healing, skin sagging and overall skin health.
This cream is an advanced wrinkle correcting formula which quickly absorbs into the skin to instantly create a cushion-like effect, plumping heavy wrinkles and sealing them at the surface. It is made from eco-friendly and ingredients only. Is made in Australia and New Zealand, and uses only 100% vegan Dragon’s Blood from plants (which is the sap previously mentioned).
It works wonders under your foundation as a primer to seal the skin (without blogging pores) for an airbrushed makeup look.
Using a plant-based Marine Biotech Active, found deep in the ocean, this cream will recharge tired skin, producing a lifting effect which is instant for a tighter, firmer skin appearance in under thirty minutes.
It uses 3D plumping spheres which deliver a high doses of Hyaluronic Acid into the skin, settling into folds and expanding as they rehydrate from within, resulting in a visibly, more volumised appearance.
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