Crack that dimply skin in time for the festive party season
Louise Emma Clarke
Fighting dimply skin? Louise Emma Clarke finds four new ways to smooth out your pins in time for party season.
The spa treatment
Elemis Cellutox Aroma Spa Ocean Wrap at Mandara Spa What is it? At the very least, this pampering treatment has to be one of the most relaxing ways to smooth cellulite. While the cocooning foil wrap gets to work on wobbly bits, the therapist treats you to a pressure point facial massage and de-stress scalp treatment.
Why does it work?
‘Fluid retention, caused by too much salt in the diet, a sluggish metabolism and poor circulation makes our tissues puffy,’ explains Noella Gabriel, founder of Elemis. ‘In this powerful wrap, a combination of juniper, lemon and warm seaweed help to improve circulation, reduce fluid retention, and improve the look and tone of the skin.’ Dhs650. Mandara Spa, The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8888).
The home product
Comfort Zone Body Strategist + Remodeller
What is it? This anti-cellulite cream contains ingredients such as caffeine and carnitine to prevent fats depositing and stimulate the absorption of fats, fucus to tone the skin, adipoless to prevent cellulite building, and black pepper extract to increase the effectiveness of active ingredients. Use it twice daily to achieve the best results.
Why does it work?
Aisha Nefdt, Comfort Zone ME trainer, says: ‘This treatment visibly tones and smoothes the skin through a combination of innovative vegetable and marine derivatives. It also helps to assist circulation, which helps stem future cellulite appearing.’ Dhs217. Stockists include Sheba Beauty Lounge, Apricot Building, Dubai Silicon Oasis (04 392 6866).
The detox service
Detox Delight Home Detox
What is it? Banish cellulite with a home liquid detox programme. Detox Delivery offers a choice between juice delight, juice and soup, or super green delight, which are delivered to your door. For best results, stick to the detox for five days and supplement with lots of water and herbal tea.
Why does it work? Nicole Junghaenel, Managing Partner at Detox Delight says: ‘Detoxing is the perfect way to kick-start your metabolism. Cellulite reduction occurs when toxins are flushed from your system – and since your cravings change after the treatment and you are acutely aware of what you eat, it will have an impact on your body in the long term too.’ From Dhs1,950 for five days. www.detox-delight.ae.
The clinic treatment
Cativation at Eternel Clinic
What is it? This non-invasive treatment targets stubborn areas of cellulite with ultrasound technology to break down fatty deposits beneath the skin. It’s comfortable, with minimal side effects and no downtime – and promises to work on thighs, abdomen, buttocks, and upper arms.
How does it work?
‘Cavitation is a form of ultrasound that penetrates past the skin to break up the fatty tissue in areas which are prone to cellulite, and it’s one of the most effective treatments on the market right now,’ explains Maria Wilma Caparros, Aesthetician at Eternel Clinic. ‘The procedure works by creating heat and pressure within fat cells, which breaks them all down without affecting the surrounding tissue.’ Dhs800 per session, Dhs5,600 for package of eight sessions. Eternal Clinic, Villa 397, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 344 0008).
Superfoods to combat the orange-peel effect
Bananas The fruit contains high levels of potassium, which helps to reduce water retention. They also promote healthy blood flow in the body.
Sunflower seeds The seeds are packed full of cellulite-ridding nutrients, including Vitamin E, potassium, and zinc.
Ginger Ginger root can suppress appetite, speed up metabolism, aid digestion and improve circulation – all factors that help rid the body of cellulite.