Now that you know how to properly apply facial treatments, it’s time to learn the best way to apply body creams like an anti-cellulite cream. As you know, a good application technique paired with the right motions enhances the skin’s absorption of the cream’s active ingredients and increases their benefits.
The first thing to remember is that you need to prep your skin before you apply the cream; this means exfoliating at least once a week. Exfoliating removes dead skin cells and makes it easy for the treatments to penetrate.
Another important thing to keep in mind is time. Don’t rush: thoroughly and properly applying an anti-cellulite cream until the product is fully absorbed can take up to 10 minutes.
Don’t use too much product at once when applying the cream. It’s better to add as needed rather than leave a residue that you can’t work into the skin. Apply the cream using overlapping circular motions to activate circulation and help the product penetrate deeper into the skin. And apply from the bottom up using upward motions in the direction of the venous blood flow: from the knees to the thighs, the elbows to the shoulders, the buttocks to the waist…
Use your knuckles for better absorption in more challenging areas where fat tends to accumulate, such as the outer thighs, sides and back of the knees. Use your knuckles in circular motions as well, followed by long upward strokes like a roller. Another technique to use for localized cellulite is to use the thumb and index finger to gently pinch the skin in the area.
Imagine that your navel is the middle of a clock and apply the cream to the stomach in circular motions in a clockwise direction. Follow by reversing the movement to a counter-clockwise direction.
If you want to see results, you have to be consistent. If you can’t apply your anti-cellulite cream twice a day, do it at night, preferably after a shower. As you know, cells regenerate at night while you sleep, so enhance the effects of the treatment by applying the cream before going to bed.