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Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Hydrating the skin from the inside out is one key component to preventing or even reversing the signs of cellulite. A great start is to strengthen blood vessels, as well as support the collagen and elastin fibers in the skin. In addition to staying hydrated and drinking enough water, consider supplementing your diet with certain nutrients that are particularly effective in the fight against cellulite such as grape seed extract, glucosamine sulfate and gotu kola.

As ironic as it may sound, another tip to help combat cellulite is to ensure your diet includes an adequate amount of essential fatty acids, or EFAs. Not produced naturally by the body, EFAs must be obtained through the diet. Luckily, they are easy to consume-and tasty! Try cold-water fish such as salmon, trout, and tuna as well as ground flaxseeds, raw nuts, walnut oil, sesame oil, legumes and grape seed oil. EFAs not only build muscle, regulate immune and inflammatory responses, normalize blood pressure and improve brain function, but they also manufacture and repair cell membranes, attracting water back to cells and preventing it from weakening connective tissue.

Coco butter smoothes the skin gently. It will take longer, but over time by using twice a day it’s a better ingredient for a fair skin tone (which will cause less redness and irritation). 

Scott-Vincent Borba Celebrity Esthetician and Make-up Artist.

For over a decade, Scott-Vincent has been a renowned innovator in the beauty category and has worked on such esteemed brands such as Hard Candy Cosmetics, Johnson & Johnson®, P&G/Wella-Sebastian, Shiseido/Joico, and Dr. Murad.
Scott-Vincent helped found E.L.F. Cosmetics with the idea that quality color cosmetics shouldn’t be limited to high-end department stores. Aside from contributing to the monthly blogs, he oversees new product development and leads the brand with head-turning innovation.

A graduate of Santa Clara University, Scott-Vincent received an education in Psychology, Law, Business and Marketing.  Since then, he has succeeded as a high-fashion model, TV personality and became a licensed aesthetician to further his credentials and experiences. He founded BORBA, and continues to use his creative thinking to push the envelopes of skin care as we know it.

Beyond creating groundbreaking approaches to skin care, Scott-Vincent Borba’s passion lies in raising awareness for the needs of troubled children.  He is an active spokesperson for The Covenant House, a non-profit organization that provides food, shelter, counseling and education for youth in need

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playmesa wrote:
1) 3/3/2010 7:22:59 AM
I think in so far as cellulite (ugh) is concerned, one must not forget regular toning exercises. You know the ones that tighten and lift.
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Sandevi wrote:
2) 3/3/2010 8:29:02 AM
Be sure to try out natural homemade facials. They are not only cheap and easy to prepare, but also enhances your skin tone . A good set of facial strokes gives a lift to your skin and makes it look healthier.
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kc0012 wrote:
3) 3/3/2010 9:35:31 AM
water is great for the body! always stay hydrated and drink plenty of water =]
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D's baby girl wrote:
4) 3/3/2010 9:56:56 AM
I love the tips about reducing cellulite. Even at a young age, girls with a little extra padding have to deal with it. I love cocoa butter and didn't know it would help with this. I guess I'll be smelling like chocolate a lot more often now that I know! Thanks!!
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SunnyP wrote:
5) 3/3/2010 5:30:50 PM
Wow! Thanks alot for the tips about reducing cellulite. As a woman who is aging and battling cellulite, I will definitely try some of this tips especially the raw nuts. My skin is an important issue to me, and I plan to maintain it in a healthy way. Thanks again!
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fg2 wrote:
6) 3/4/2010 12:04:42 AM
That article about hydration really helps me, I live somewhere very dry and get dry spots on my face! I am going to try that shea butter and other suggestions
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allis wrote:
7) 3/5/2010 12:05:54 PM
shoulder pads not for me.
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