How to Get Rid of Cellulite Under $100
Hey ladies! So this post is for you because I know women struggle with cellulite and can really affect us emotionally how it has with me. For those who follow me know I have been on this battle of getting rid of cellulite that had been popping up full force. Yes…bring on the eye rolls. lol I have heard it from friends and coworkers who do not believe someone who is as thin as me has cellulite. But keep reading and you will see actually photos of my cellulite for yourself. I discovered completely on my own a cellulite product that has worked for me and perhaps could work for you called Brazilian Belle! This post is sponsored BUT I reach out to the brand first after I spent my own money to try out this product and loved the results. I know now in days followers are doubting influencers when it comes to sponsored post. Please note whether sponsored or not I only promote products that I truly believe it and worked for me.
WHAT IS CELLULITE?
So everyone has heard of cellulite and seen it – lumpy, dimply skin on different parts of the body mainly on thighs, hips and the on the butt, but what exactly is it? Cellulite is a condition where you developed dimply fat deposit beneath the skin that pushes through the connective tissue. It’s also known as the orange peel skin.
About 80% of women will get cellulite and depending on each person, some are more noticeable than others. The biggest misconception is that getting cellulite only affects those who are overweight. Cellulite can be hereditary and someone who is smaller in stature can and do get cellulite such as myself. In addition to genetics, hormonal, dietary and lifestyle factors and age can play into who gets it.
MY BATTLE WITH CELLULITE
I pretty much know my cellulite issues began a few years ago when things at my full time job got so busy, I would work long hours and never had time to do any physical workout. I use to be dancer and choreographer and was super fit and could eat whatever I wanted. I wasn’t concerned when I was less active that I would develop cellulite in a short period of time, but after age 30, all of that changed
In 2017 is when I first noticed this dent in my right thigh. From there it gradually got worse and this year, especially this summer, my cellulite had gotten worse where I was really seeing it in photos. And I have to admit, I was retouching cellulite out of my photos because I was so embarrassed.
Below is photo from this summer- yes I was not exaggerating when I said I have cellulite. I have tried every remedy in the book and nothing seemed to work. Taking in pure collagen, fascia rollers, cupping, various of creams some at little to no result. There was one treatment that did work but it was costly and I could not continue to pay for it.
One thing is for sure, getting rid of cellulite is temporary. It will always come back unless you are doing something drastic that melts it away or removes it like lip. This summer my cellulite made me very self-conscious and it stressed me that nothing was really working to get rid of it.
BRAZILLIAN BELLE TO THE RESCUE
Through my million and one searches on solutions, I resorted again to Amazon to see if there was something out that that would work. I was researching body wraps and stumbled across Brazilian Belle Detox Clay Body Wraps. It did not have many reviews, but the reviews that it did show seemed promising. So I decided to give it a try and bought it with my own money. It cost only $39!
After first use, I was so amazed I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me. So I waited and repeated the steps. After each use, it looked smoother and smoother. So then I decided to contact Brazilian Belle and let them know I loved their product and wanted to learn more. So they sent me a lovely care package of different products to use for my journey. In the end, the majority of my cellulite is completely gone and areas that still remain, they are not even that noticeable.
HOW I USED IT TO SEE RESULTS
So when I first used the body wrap I was not using any type of fascia rollers or anything. I had stopped using the one sometime prionce I realized there was no real difference. I initially used it every other day. The company recommends every two days, but I was desperate and impatient and I wanted to step it up a notch. The results were incredible!
However, after the 3rd use I realized it was using it wrong. I did not watch the informative video that said to exfoliate your skin FIRST before use and also keep yourself warm the entire hour that you have the wrap by laying underneath a blanket.
By exfoliating, you open up your pores in your skin so the product can penetrate deeper. So I had first exfoliated using sugar and that got messy so then I used an exfoliating towel, which I use to take a bath and then switch to my Peter Thomas Roth Exfoliating Super Peel.
Once I began to incorporating exfoliation before use, I saw better and better results. I wished I thought of taking before an after photos after my first use, but I did not think to do a blog post on it until after I had used it a few times. The Detox Clay Body Wrap comes with the clay tube and plastic wrap.
To be upfront and honest, some reviewers mentioned that the tube feels a bit empty and the plastic wrap does not seem to last 10 applications. I found this to be true. When you are using this in multiple areas, for me stomach and both thighs, you use up the product quicker. But the results out ways that issue. I have used regular plastic wrap when I ran out of theirs, but I honestly like theirs better because it is thinner and clingier and wraps a whole lot better.
BRAZILIAN BELLE OTHER PRODUCTS
I also incorporated the Cold Slim Gel every morning after I get out of the shower. This gel has caffeine, menthol, L Carnitine and Green Tea to combat cellulite. Caffeine is a great ingredient to fight cellulite which is why people will promote coffee scrubs (which also did not work for me).
Then I was also alternating the Detox Body Wrap with the Firm & Toned Spa Detox Clay Cream. They both seemed very similar, but the cream penetrated more and designed for inch loss and had a very strong cooling effect which assists in the cleanse and rejuvenation of your body. This product includes caffeine and aloe vera and I tended to use this at night.
They offer different clays because everyone’s body responds differently to combinations. So may see results and other’s don’t.
There is also the Slimlife Weightloss and Detox Tea. With all the cellulite that you are getting rid of, detoxing from the inside is also important to flush out those toxins. I detox every other month or so for this very reason. You feel better and your skin is better. This detox does do the trick because after the first day I was going to the bathroom pretty often. (Sorry if that is TMI)
Detoxing will make you go and I am talking about the #2. : ) This 15 day detox tea includes 4 teas a day- morning, afternoon, evening and night. The best part is that they actually taste good especially the ones in the evening. Being very honest, I did not do the full 15 days. When I detox, I typically can do it for 3 days only because I get busy and forget.
As I mentioned, when it comes to getting rid of cellulite everything is temporary. I was so excited with the results that there was a period of about 3 weeks where I stopped using it. Then it began to come back. So when it comes to maintenance, you have to continue to use it, but not as often. Once I reached my desired look, then perhaps once a week or so.
One thing that I do recommend to help with maintenance is getting fascia roller that works well with your body. I have tried 4 total and only one I feel actually helps with the maintenance which you can find at Amazon below. This one is electric with various of settings. I recently got this within the last few weeks but seems to help with the maintenance.
You need to use an oil not a lotion, cream or gel when using a fascia roller or else it can be too harsh for the skin. I got this anti-cellulite oil when I was doing the cupping technique. This oil did not do anything to help with the cellulite in my opinion, but it a great oil for fascia roller and leaves me skin SUPER silky afterwards. Also don’t forget diet and excerise plays a big factor in maintenance. The crappier you eat the more quickly it will come back.
So I hope you found this post helpful and know that you are not alone is the battle with cellulite. I am not in any way promoting that cellulite is bad and ugly. There are some people who embrace and flaunt it and maybe one day I will be able to as well but that is just not me at this point in my life. Brazilian Belle products was able to ease some of anxiety and help get my confidence back.
*This is a sponsored post but the thoughts and feelings expressed are 100% my own.