Beach season is right around the corner, but your cellulite might still be rearing it’s ugly head. Fortunately there are a few ways to reduce its appearance in time to throw on your bathing suit for summer — and have fun while you do it!
Standing Forward Bend – It really is as simple as it sounds. Just stand with your feet hip-width apart and fold forward, resting your chest on your upper thighs. Begin with your knees slightly bent, then slowly try to straighten your legs. Hold this position for 5-8 breaths at a time.
Warrior III – Feel empowered with this great pose that tests both strength and balance. Begin standing straight with your feet together. Then, lift your left leg backwards, pointing your toe and bending your body forward — you should resemble a “T.” Make sure to tuck your arms back at your sides as well, and hold this post for 5 slow, deep breaths.
Cow Face Pose – Don’t let it’s silly name fool you, this yoga move requires great patience and flexibility. Begin on your hands and knees, and then slide your right leg backward, crossing your left one at the thigh. Squeeze your thighs together, as you open your feet out to the sides of your hips and shift your weight back into your butt. Your thighs should now be crossed in front of you.
Looking for more great ways to get in touch with your inner chi and fight cellulite at the same time? Click here to visit a full list of yoga poses from Health.com. And remember, should you desire a faster, more clinically proven way to reduce the appearance of cellulite, there’s always Cellfina!
While it’s true that developing wrinkles is an inevitable fact of life down the line, there are actually tons of measures you can take to delay them. Some of those can even be made in your very own home! As strange as they may sound, the DIY facial masks below contain vitamins and antioxidants that have been proven to keep skin firm and wrinkle-free for longer.
Banana Mask – Just mash up a banana, mix it with a teaspoon or orange juice and a teaspoon of plain yogurt and apply! Leaving this smooth, sweet mask on for 15-20 minutes can help fade dark spots and blemishes, prevent aging, and re-hydrate your skin cells. Plus, it’s vitamin E properties will help protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays.
Egg White Mask – Combine one egg white, one teaspoon of fresh lemon juice and a half teaspoon of honey in a small bowl and apply to the face. These three ingredients contain antibacterial and astringent properties that help to keep your skin clean, clear and wrinkle-free. Specifically, the eggs work to tighten, tone and shrink pores — they also work wonders on oily skin!
Cucumber Yogurt Mask – Grab half a pureed cucumber, mint leaves and a half cup of Greek yogurt, toss them in a bowl and allow them to chill in the fridge before applying. Cucumbers contain a ton of great vitamins that help to tighten, lighten, hydrate and tone the skin. As such, this refreshing face mask will also help prevent premature aging, cracking and dryness.
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