Dealing with cellulite


shutterstock_143360119Cellulite is a term used for that orange peel effect that seems to be attracted to your thighs and bottom. The bad news is that cellulite is genetic (if your gran and mom had it, you will get it too), and is caused when the natural structure of the skin is stretched by fat cells growing too large.

Many of us dread stripping down to our costumes on holiday, for fear that our bodily imperfections will show.

Here are a few brave celebs who openly admitted to to having cellulite, and shared some of the interesting ways they’ve come up with to tackle it…

Jennifer Lopez

Solution: be confident

For J-Lo, cellulite is part of the territory with being a woman and the more ladies accept it, the hotter they are. “People think sexy is big breasts, a curvy body, and no cellulite”, says Jennifer. “Take the girl at the beach with the cellulite legs, wearing her bathing suit the way she likes it, walking with a certain air, comfortable with herself: that woman is sexy. Then you see the perfect girl who’s really thin, tugging at her bathing suit, wondering how her hair looks. That’s not sexy.”

Tyra Banks

Solution: get it airbrushed

Tyra Banks is happy with her curvy figure, which includes dimpled thighs. The stunning supermodel confesses one well-known trick to eliminate cellulite is airbrushing, or digital manipulation. “I disappoint people who meet me in person because I don’t look like me,” she says. “I openly admit that I have cellulite and I get it touched off.”

Demi Moore

Solution: eat raw food

Demi credits her raw food diet made up of 75% raw food and 25% cooked, which she says also helps her skin stay smooth and free from lumpiness.


Written by: Siyanda Nkala