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How to get rid of cellulite

If it’s any consolation, 95% of women have cellulite dimples somewhere on their bodies. Causes include poor circulation, hormones, bad diet and inactivity. Try:

Body brushing

Stimulate your circulation by dry-brushing your skin for a few minutes before your shower. Choose a long-handled brush with natural bristles – QVS does a double-sided one for $24.99 – and move from your feet all the way up to your neck, always stroking in the direction of your heart.

Dermal rolling

This in-salon treatment uses fine needles to resurface the skin and help maximise the penetration of products, to aid various skin issues.


Refined, processed and artificial foods are a no-no. Also try to avoid caffeine, alcohol, sugar and fizzy drinks. Instead, enjoy a ginger tea, or hot water with lemon juice and a little manuka honey.


Running, swimming and brisk walking are good options for cellulite-shifting exercise. If you’re desk-bound, try to move around when you can.


No cream will melt away cellulite, but a massage post-shower with a product containing stimulating ingredients helps boost circulation and elasticity. Try Avon’s antioxidant-rich SOLUTIONS Cellu-Sculpt Body Cream

About Nicky Pellegrino

Nicky Pellegrino has been a journalist for over 20 years, both here and in the UK, and is a former editor of New Zealand Woman's Weekly. These days, as well as working on the magazine's beauty pages, she writes popular novels like Recipe For LIfe, The Italian Wedding and The Villa Girls. For more about Nicky check out her website

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