Blitz cellulite with bronzer

Friday, 7 September 2012

Blitz cellulite with bronzerCellulite – the bane of most women’s existence. If you’re one of the lucky ones then you don’t need to read the rest of this article. But if you’re not, then keep reading this sneaky way to leave you skin smooth, firm and dimple-free by Self magazine.

Still pestered by the puckering on your thighs and butt? If all else fails, cover it up with a faux tan. This pro advice will teach you the simple way to fab-ify your bottom-line fast.

Why it works: Objects in the mirror appear smaller when they’re darker, and that includes cellulite. Whether you use a tanning lotion or a spray, exfoliate first with a gentle body scrub to even out your skin’s surface, says Jimmy Coco, the ‘tan man’ for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. (Yes, even seemingly perfect supermodels need camouflage!) If you’re trying a spray-on self-tanner, prevent overload accidents by misting into the sink first. ‘This gives you a feeling of how fast the product comes out and how hard you need to push down,’ Coco explains.

Whichever formula you do choose, he suggests, apply it in a circular motion to avoid streaks. If there’s no time to air-dry, use a hair-dryer set to cool. Nervous about where to stop and start? Opt for a self-tanner that has a bronze tint to allow you to view your handiwork. Before you head out, try spa guru Kilgore’s sexy finisher: Apply a shimmery bronzer down the center of your legs. It’s a visual trick that gives them a longer, leaner look. Show ’em off, hot stuff!

Written by Stewart Shining, this article originally appeared in Self.


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Megan Kakora has helped launch the websites of, and been the online editor for, some of South Africa’s biggest glossy magazines. She believes in less-is-more, except when it comes to her collection of nail polish colours.
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  1. Nixxi

    Bronzer makes everything look better! I will be sure to invest in some this summer. I hate tanning and resemble a ghost right now!

    3 years ago •

  1. Pseudo_kate

    I’m still ok in the cellulite department but I do enjoy the fact that a bit of fake tan makes my legs look even leaner and more muscular.

    3 years ago •

  1. Rashmee Bagirathi

    So true. What do brown people do though? We are already tanned?

    4 years ago •

  1. BeautyBloggess

    I prefer gradual tanners but after trying the new St Tropez, I’m a firm fan. It’s tinted so you can see where you’re applying it.

    6 years ago •

  1. Humphreys

    Interesting! i hope that bronzer will hide the tons of cellulite on my thinghs but it sounds worth a try

    6 years ago •

  1. Mpoyif

    Definitely going to give this a try!

    6 years ago •

  1. Firefly

    Deff gona try this! Cellulite be GONE! :(

    6 years ago •

  1. Tasha

    Oh yes! This is exactly what i needed.

    6 years ago •

  1. Rochelle Stewart

    If only I can now win that Bronzer!!

    6 years ago •

  1. Angelisha

    Shimmery bronzer works like a dream :D

    6 years ago •

  1. Azraa

    Thanks for the advice. I bought a shimmery bronzer spray, it may work!

    6 years ago •

  1. Maddy

    Thanks for the article. Good tips for summer months.

    6 years ago •

  1. DIVA

    Thanks for the article, very formative.

    6 years ago •

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