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Don’t let cellulite spook you this Halloween!

Don’t let cellulite spook you this Halloween!

Halloween

It’s Halloween next week and that means one thing; no, not that it’s time to dig out that questionable “sexy witch” costume you bought from the supermarket many moons ago; but that you finally have a valid excuse to eat copious amounts of chocolate.

In fact, the next couple of months are pretty much one long excuse to avoid healthy eating which, although undoubtedly fun, is a bit of a nightmare for our skin; especially for the appearance of cellulite. This is because the excess sugar we consume over Halloween and Christmas gets stored in our fat cells, which subsequently expand and cause skin to appear cellulite ridden.

We at Mio know that efforts to avoid temptation over the festive season are pretty futile and thus it becomes a question of damage limitation; being as pro-active as you possibly can with other elements of your skincare routine to ensure that your January struggle with cellulite is as minimal as possible. To help keep your skin smooth this Winter we’ve collated a list of our favourite tips and tricks for cellulite prevention.

Cellulite prevention

Exercise soon after sugar consumption

Although it’s not always possible to leave a dinner table after dessert and pop out for a quick 5k run, it’s super helpful for cellulite prevention to try and exercise soon after you’ve eaten sugar. This is because if said sugar is converted to energy and used to fuel the body through a workout, then less of it will cling to and expand our fat cells. Obviously sugar-dense foods are not the ideal pre-workout fuel but once you’ve eaten it, it’s better to burn it off than sit around and slob.

Drink lots of water

Yes, we know that this should be a given by now. Yes, we know that we might be stating the obvious, but with research suggesting that only a quarter of Brits actually consume the recommended daily amount of water, it’s worth hammering home. Water is essential for cellulite prevention as it acts as a natural cleanser and helps flush the toxins out of the body. As well as this, hydrated skin is naturally firmer and more plump; dehydrated skin looks like dehydrated fruit; dry and shrivelled! It’s such an easy and cheap way to ensure cellulite prevention, as well as benefiting pretty much every other part of your body, so you’d be silly not to.

Body Brushing

Body brushing has been big news for some time now and is hailed by beauty editors across the globe for its remarkable impact on cellulite prevention. It works by stimulating your lymphatic system to promote cellular production, which in turn helps intensify the body’s natural detoxification process and reduce the appearance of cellulite. Why not try the Mio Body Brush, which, made of natural boar bristles, has been recognised by the likes of Vogue and Elle for its quality and efficacy? Brush daily in long strokes before your shower, brushing in the direction of your heart and your skin will feel exfoliated, fresher and more vibrant almost instantly.

We know it’s not just cellulite which is affected come winter so we’ve put together Eat, Drink & Be Mio, a FREE 23-page e-Magazine dedicated to helping you navigate the Christmas period with minimal impact on skin, waistline and fitness. Get pre and post party tips on everything from skincare to movies, all designed to ensure you feel fab over the festive season. Copies will be available for download on November 3rd. Keep your eyes peeled…

 



Emily Flinders

Emily Flinders

Writer and expert