Dimples are adorable, especially when they’re part of a stunning smile. However, when dimples appear on other parts of the body, such as the butt or thighs, they can suddenly become less appealing.
This is cellulite, which happens when fat accumulates and creates a bumpy or dimpled appearance on the skin. Although it is common and affects up to 90% of women, many of us seek ways to eliminate it, even though there’s no need to feel ashamed of it.
As a result, the internet has become flooded with beauty hacks and tips for getting rid of cellulite. Two viral TikTok hacks that have gained popularity, in particular, are dry brushing and DIY body scrubs, which have garnered millions of views on the app.
But do these hacks actually work, or are they just trends that promise the world but deliver little? Let’s take a closer look and find out.
Dry brushing for cellulite: What’s the hype?
Dry brushing is a popular method that involves using a firm-bristled brush to exfoliate the skin before taking a shower or bath.
The process is simple: starting at the feet, use long strokes and brush towards the heart, moving up the legs, arms, and torso!
While the idea behind dry brushing sounds promising, the reality is that it is not a permanent solution to cellulite. The process may help smooth the skin temporarily, but it won’t make the cellulite disappear altogether.
That’s because cellulite is caused by underlying fat deposits that push through connective tissue fibres. The technique increases blood flow and stimulates lymphatic drainage to remove toxins, but it cannot remove the fat deposits that cause it.
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Another popular method that has gone viral on TikTok is creating a DIY scrub by whisking coffee grounds, cinnamon powder, coconut oil, and brown sugar together. While the scrub may temporarily improve the appearance of cellulite, it can’t remove it altogether.
Just like dry brushing, the scrub may improve the texture of the skin by removing dead skin cells and increasing blood flow, but it cannot permanently eliminate the underlying fat deposits that cause cellulite.
The truth is, both methods cannot provide a lasting solution since cellulite is a complex skin concern that requires a multifaceted approach.
What should I try for a more targeted and effective solution?
If you’re struggling with cellulite and are looking for an easy, effective solution, La Source Spa’s Figure 8 treatment is just what you need.
This treatment utilises the latest technology to target the root cause of cellulite effectively. It uses radio frequency and pulsed electromagnetic fields to break down localised fat deposits while lifting and firming the skin!
It taps on VENUS RHYTHM+ technology, a 4D high-intensity treatment that combines Varipulse and Vacuum effects to reach deep into the subcutaneous fat (a type of fat that’s stored just beneath your skin) layers.
This process effectively shapes and contours the body, helping to reduce unsightly bulges on the upper back, waist, buttocks, and abdomen. By targeting these specific areas, the Figure 8 treatment is able to deliver more targeted and noticeable results compared to the aforementioned TikTok hacks.
In addition to the VENUS RHYTHM+ technology, the Figure 8 treatment also includes a lymphatic drainage massage. This massage helps to further stimulate the lymphatic system, which is responsible for removing toxins and waste from the body.
By promoting lymphatic drainage, the Figure 8 treatment helps to reduce inflammation and promote overall skin health, resulting in a smoother and more toned appearance.
Approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Figure 8 treatment is an excellent option for those looking to reduce the appearance of cellulite and achieve a more toned and contoured silhouette.
With its innovative technology and targeted approach, the treatment is able to deliver noticeable results in just two to three consistent sessions. Try it out for yourself and say hello to a more confident you!
La Source Spa’s Figure 8 treatment (45 minutes) is priced at S$398 per session (S$199 after 50% discount).
About La Source Spa
Located in the heart of the Orchard Road district, La Source Spa is a tranquil and luxurious urban retreat, the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.
The award-winning spa is dedicated to providing you with a holistic approach to beauty, one that balances both body and mind.
Their luxurious treatments and services are carefully curated to ensure maximum efficacy and effectiveness, designed to rejuvenate and refresh you from the inside out.
Whether you’re looking for therapeutic massages, advanced figure-shaping treatments, or skilled eyebrow embroidery, their team of experts is here to cater to all your beauty and wellness needs.
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