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I’ve Got Cellulite. So Do You. Here’s How To Get Rid Of It.

These Proskins SLIM Ladies Short Length Shorts ($80) might be tackling my cellulite as I stand here—but I’m not looking back there to find out.

These Proskins SLIM Ladies Short Length Shorts ($80) might be tackling my cellulite as I stand here—but I’m not looking back there to find out.

Up until last week I didn’t know I had cellulite. Believe it or not, I never looked for it. But after reading a press release for a line of anti-cellulite workout apparel, I precariously climbed onto my bathroom counter and discovered some not-so-cute, back-of-leg dimples of my very own. (I don’t have a full-length mirror—which is usually only an issue if you care about your pants matching your shirt.)

I’m now convinced that everyone has cellulite. I’m also convinced that it’s not such a big deal.

Those unattractive blobs that can show up on your butt, thighs, and tummy are a result of fat trapped in the connective tissue between the layers of your skin. Tissue loses elasticity with age and during periods of rapid expansion and contraction (hello, yo-yo dieting!), and once it loosens up it’s hard to get it to snap back again. There are tons of treatments and procedures—ranging from $5 to $5,000, that can reduce the appearance of cellulite, but I’ve found two ways to deal with it that don’t involve tingly creams or dipping into your 401K.

#1 Stop worrying about it You’ve heard the phrase, “Out of sight, out of mind,” right? Well, that’s my first line of defense against cellulite. I’m just going forget it’s back there. Like I said, I was blissfully unaware of it a mere ten days ago, so I’m returning to that mind state. My legs are powerful machines that allow me to run, hike, bike, and pretty much kick butt, so if they want to “relax” and look a little dimpled, fine by me.

#2 Wear tight pants Research suggests constrictive garments like compression tights improve blood circulation, which helps clear cells of toxins and could reduce cellulite buildup. If you pick a pair from Proskins SLIM, you may improve the situation back there even more. Proskins SLIM leggings, capris, shorts, and tops are made from yarn that contains microencapsulated caffeine, retinol, ceramides, aloe vera, fatty acids, and vitamin E—agents that are all considered cellulite busters. Independent clinical studies found women who wore Proskins SLIM clothing daily for about a month noticed a 63% reduction in their cellulite.

I’m not sure if they had any impact on my cellulite (because, again, I’m not looking), but I spent an entire day in a pair of Proskins SLIM shorts and can vouch that they’re breathable and super comfy.

Now, I’m off to Bed Bath & Beyond to buy a mirror, so I no longer risk breaking my neck to see my bottom half. (I’m going to miss Michael K. Farrell asking me if his outfits look OK before leaving for work…)

My cellulite-kissed thighs held an 8:15 pace this morning. What did your imperfect, powerful legs do today?

 

Disclaimer: I received a pair of shorts free of charge from Proskins SLIM. I was not paid to review Proskins SLIM, and I did not promise to include the brand in a post. All opinions are mine and unbiased.

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4 Responses to “I’ve Got Cellulite. So Do You. Here’s How To Get Rid Of It.”

  1. Kathi Daly

    my legs got me to run a 5K this morning – without stopping in 39 minutes – fastest so far – with 3 killer hills – doing it again Friday morning then my first official 5K is Sunday at 9am   PS. I try not to think of my cellilite – there is one I absolutely hate – I don’t buy anything for it But I hate walking around naked in front of Will especially if I am walking away. 

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    • Kimberly A. Daly

      You rock! That 5K on Sunday has nothing on you–go get it! Walking backwards can be dangerous. I bet Will doesn’t even notice. ;) Big hug!

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  2. Melanie @ Poppy Sports

    ProSkins also make an active and recovery line of compression tights. I use these daily after running (and sitting at my desk, and for airtravel). We reviewed them in our Poppy Sports blog ‘Squeeze Me’. What we liked about them aside from their compressive benefits was the fact they were void of large logos and plain black, so really easy to compress and recover with post-workout apparel, like a tunic. Other brands are much too endorsed with logos to make them wearable in an office for example. These meant we could extend the wear past the couch!

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