Amanda Byram offers her top tips to combat cellulite
9 out of 10 women are subject to dreaded orange peel dimpling on the skin, better known as cellulite, here's tv presenter and model Amanda Byram's insightful tips on how to reduce and eliminate it.
The 42-year-old is an avid fitness fan and embraces a nutritious, balanced diet.
Her honed and toned physique is a testament to her healthy lifestyle, so when we saw that she was sharing her top tips to beat cottage cheese thighs...we had pen and paper at the ready.
The Castleknock native explains that cellulite is toxic material accumulated in your body’s fat cells. Therefore, by eliminating toxins you can help to reduce, sometimes even diminish cellulite
It won't come easy though. Amanda said your first port of call is to rid your body of these toxins.
"Toxins come in all forms, caffeine (sorry!) sugar, alcohol(double sorry!) air pollutants and parabens (ironically found in most women’s beauty products!) Nowadays, there are a plethora of paraben/perfume/BPA free products on the market," she wrote on her eponymous lifestyle blog.
Amanda's other top tips include:
* Drink plenty of water
"I know you’ve heard this over and over again… But water flushes out the toxins that you have built up, and it will also help to keep your skin clear."
* Embrace superfoods
"These potent group of foods have powerful antioxidant properties, so load up on things like Goji berries, Kale, Chia seeds etc."
* Eat a colourful diet
"Antioxidants are most frequently found in bright coloured fruits and vegetables including carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, mango and—in case you have an aversion to orange foods—broccoli, spinach, tomatoes, pink grapefruit and watermelon, avocado."
* Use a dry body brush everyday before your shower
"Your skin is the biggest organ in your body, it is the first place you will see signs of imbalance and deficiency, and when your body is toxic, your skin is the first place you will see effects. (think acne/eczema/stress bumps/heat rashes/cellulite). Dry brushing helps circulation to the skin and also lymphatic drainage. By releasing toxins, it encourages the body’s discharge of metabolic wastes and the breakdown unwanted toxins, making your body operate much more efficiently. It helps to get rid of dead skin cells, resulting in new bright skin appearance."