Thursday, July 20, 2006

Have a Pedicure

Just a word to the wise: if you are over 40 and wear sandals, toeless shoes, or go to the beach or pool, make sure you get a pedicure. But more importantly, paint your toenails! They don't have to be bright red, in fact, they probably shouldn't be unless your feet are very attractive. They do need to have a light polish with just a bit of colour - one of the translucent shades with a pink glow to it should be perfect! Your feet will look years younger!

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Tuesday, July 04, 2006


Okay, I'm not going to debate the existence of cellulite (properly pronounced cell-u-leet); I've seen my thighs; there's something there, and I'm going to call it cellulite and it exists because I can see it! So many rumours - so little real information about "orange-peel" skin.
I don't know that it gets rid of cellulite, but I do love this gel by Clarins - very refreshing although expensive.
  • Cellulite is the result of toxins under the skin. Maybe, maybe not - how in the world are you going to find out?
  • Cellulite is genetic. Maybe, I do know this: I've seen really fat people with no cellulite whatsover - even in women overweight and well over 30. I've seen thin twenty-two year olds with cellulite. I had it when I was very thin (one could even say skinny - I used to drink milk shakes in an attempt to gain weight - yeah, I'm paying for it now!)
  • Creams and gels will fix cellulite. Well, they may help your skin to look better, but if you think that it will really get rid of cellulite, you also believe that there are lotions that will increase your cup size from an A to a C.
  • Bubbly drinks (carbonated) including sparkling water will cause cellulite. Who knows? Who cares?
I have found that there is only one thing that improves cellulite, and that is exercise - both aerobic and directed at the legs. One summer I read an article that advocated sitting on the floor and slamming your legs up and down against the (carpeted) floor - repeatedly (about 300 times). I did it, drank a lot of water, cut down on junk, and yes, I cut down on either the cellulite I had or the way it looked. I'm not sure which, but my legs were substantially improved. It was also quite a bit cheaper than all the Elancyl and Clarins products I 'd spent money on. So, cellulite: there's no easy answer. If you're serious about improving skin texture then:
  • Eat a well-balanced, junk-free diet
  • Exercise
The old stand-bys. Too bad eating chocolate in some form every day didn't seem to reduce my cellulite. But that's me - maybe the chocolate thing will work for you!

ADDED NOTE: I received a comment about cellulite from the New York Day Spa, and checked out their very nice blog. I believe that there is a link to it in the comment - I recommend it. Donnachloe

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