How it all started…
I first of all want to start by saying this is a totally personal post that I am about to share with you. It is an ongoing journey and by no means one that has come to an end.
I hope by sharing this, you will understand my anger and frustration and relate this back to your own beauty demons.
We all have different parts of our bodies that we wish we could in some way change. Whether it is a flatter stomach, longer legs or thinner arms, I could go on. I however have a beauty concern that affects more than 80% of women and that is CELLULITE. This can be caused by a number of different reasons from hormone changes, dramatic weight fluctuation and many other lifestyle factors.
Before I go any further into sharing this with you, I would just like to say I am not about to give away some miracle cure that I have found. If I did, I would be shouting it from the rooftops and probably would have appeared on Dragons Den to patent my idea! Unfortunately that isn’t the case, and it’s an issue that has been bothering me since the age of 25.
I am a healthy size 8-10, I eat healthily, exercise regularly and I take care of myself. My cellulite predominantly appears on my thighs and buttocks, becoming worse in the summer months (I’ll go further into why this is in the coming chapters), which makes it near on impossible to wear a bikini without feeling conscious most of the time.
I have tried and tested a whole load of creams (which could probably fill out the whole of Boots), treatments and fad recommendations from ‘experts’, which claimed to miraculously cure my cellulite. All of which made little to no difference, leaving me fed up, frustrated and out of pocket (some of these creams cost a small fortune).
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Working in the Beauty industry can be hard at times, glamorous though it may seem it does have its drawbacks.
The media consistently portrays images of women, appearing perfect to us, but they have been photo shopped within an inch of their life! Not that it makes any difference to us, we still get the magazines and buy into the ideal world of what we are told is ‘perfect’, no cellulite appears on models in the fashion advertorial!
I do believe this can have a negative effect on how we see ourselves, but then again it would be too easy to blame the media for the way we look at ourselves in the mirror. We compare ourselves to other women everyday, wishing we had straighter hair, glowing skin or even a bag she is carrying. When does it ever end?
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By reading my posts on my battle with cellulite, I will share with you all of my tried and tested remedies, from non-invasive treatments to creams and exercise routines. We are all going through different beauty battles we are hoping to conqueror and win. Let my cellulite battle commence!
Stay tuned, next week I’ll be talking to you about how my quest to get rid of cellulite started…