We all have it – 90 percent of women after puberty get cellulite. Weight does not matter as even skinny / fit people have cellulite. Although cellulite does not have a negative impact on health, it can have an impact on your self-confidence especially in situations where you have to bare some skin, such as when you wear a swimsuit or shorts.
Underneath our skin, we have a layer of fatty tissue or adipose. This adipose is kept in place by a network of fibrous bands made up of collagen. Due to gene and hormone fluctuations, those bands of collagen can weaken, allowing the fatty tissue to bulge out underneath your skin in a way that makes it look lumpy and dimpled – causing cellulite.
This is where glycolic acid comes into the picture.
Glycolic acid is an Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) that has long been used in skin care products to promote smoother, firmer skin. It does this in 3 steps:
- Glycolic acid causes a micro-dermabrasion effect. It exfoliates your skin, removing dead skin cells and impurities from the top layer to reveal the fresh, new layer of skin within. This is known as “cell turnover” and is the key to many successful beauty products.
- Removing the top layer of dead skin cells prompts the deeper layers of the skin to produce more collagen and elastin. These are essential connective tissues that create plumper, firmer skin.
- Stimulating more collagen production creates a barrier that prevents water loss and prevents fat cells from bulging out and creating the “orange-peel” look and dimples that characterize cellulite.
How to use the Lady Soma mask for cellulite:
Use the Berry Mask prior to taking a shower. Apply to areas where you have cellulite. Use the exfoliating beads in the mask to exfoliate your cellulite. Let the mask dry for about 10 minutes.
Rinse while you are in the shower.
After the shower, dry yourself – and then apply the Firming lotion.
One poster on BeautyBanter had nothing but praise for the Laddy Soma mask. She said that she was putting it on her cellulite, and within a week or two she started noticing the results. After 4 weeks, she was finally able to go to the beach and bare her legs in a tiny bikini.
Glycolic acid masks are usually used for facials, but you can re-purpose them for combating cellulite. I recommend the Antioxidant Berry Mask from Lady Soma. In the mask, you will find natural ingredients, organic herbs and other fruit extracts. It also includes aloe vera, olive seed, hibiscus, cranberry, blueberry, pomegranate, citrus, rhubarb and tangerine essential oils. Instead of using it on your face, you can apply the mask to troublesome spots where you see cellulite. Apply it evenly to the area (such as your inner thighs, buttocks or abdomen), then allow it to remain for the recommended 8 minutes. You should feel a tingling sensation that tells you that the mask is doing its job. After 8 minutes, use warm water to remove the mask with a loofah or a body brush, using slow, circular motions to gently exfoliate the skin.
With regular use, the glycolic acid in the mask acts to plump up the skin in the cellulite-ridden area in order to get rid of ugly dimples. Since the Lady Soma Berry Mask contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients, it stimulates circulation and blood flow to the area to help the skin repair itself. Your skin will be healthier and reinforced against the negative effects of free radicals which can worsen your cellulite.