Many women crave the curves of Brazilian women but may be stumped about how to keep the curves and nix the cellulite. Brazilian women seem to have the secret when it comes to getting rid of cellulite and flaunting a full figure.
According to Medical News Today, cellulite is formed by fat deposits directly below the surface of the skin, resulting in a dimpled appearance of the skin. Cellulite most commonly appears in the abdominal area and lower limbs, such as legs and butt. Cellulite can occur in both men and women, but is more common in women due to the higher percentage of fat and connective tissue in women. The most common causes of cellulite are hormones, genetics, a high fat and high carbohydrate diet and lack of exercise.
The Brazilian Secret
Brazilian women can often be spotted rubbing sand on their bodies while at the beach. An August 19, 2003, article from CBS News reports this action to be used by Brazilian women to smooth and stimulate the skin in an effort to reduce cellulite. The sand acts as a pumice to the skin, sloughing off dead skin cells and stimulating the skin to produce a new and fresh surface. Brazilian women use the exfoliating property of the sand to boost circulation in their lower limbs and combat cellulite.
American women can use the same technique as Brazilian women without setting foot on a beach. Lush, a fresh handmade cosmetics line, has created a soap product designed to work in the shower the same way sand works for Brazilian women on the beach. Lush added sand to their Sandstone Soap product to exfoliate the body, in addition to other moisturizing products, to leave your skin soft and smooth. Other substitutes could include bath salts or body exfoliators to help increase the skin's stimulation and promote circulation.