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3. Dimple squeeze

On your upper thigh, about half way towards your knee, grab a handful of flesh and squeeze. Does it look dimpled and uneven, or smooth and firm?

What it means

Any unevenness is a sign of cellulite. Women of all sizes can suffer from ‘orange peel’ skin - fat deposits under the skin that give a dimpled, lumpy effect. Hormones, genetics and, most importantly, lifestyle all play a part. Cellulite is more prevalent in smokers, people who don’t exercise and those who sit or stand for long periods. A high-fat, high-salt, low-fiber, diet can also exacerbate it.

Description: Any unevenness is a sign of cellulite. Women of all sizes can suffer from ‘orange peel’ skin - fat deposits under the skin that give a dimpled, lumpy effect.

Any unevenness is a sign of cellulite. Women of all sizes can suffer from ‘orange peel’ skin - fat deposits under the skin that give a dimpled, lumpy effect.

What to do

Scientists agree the best way to avoid cellulite, or improve its appearance, is to reduce the fat content of your cells by eating healthy, low-fat foods such as fruits, vegetables and fiber, combined with regular exercise. ‘For all the lotions and potions out there designed to treat cellulite, the most successful cure is to shed excess water (as above) and then team a regular exercise regime with a healthy, balanced diet,’ says Bull. ‘High intensity exercise is particularly good for this, as it releases more testosterone. After four weeks, the improvement is huge.’

Tight fitting jeans and underwear may contribute to cellulite by restricting your blood circulation.

4. Skin brush

Feel the upper part of the back of your arms. Is the skin smooth or not? Also, feel the skin on the upper, outer side of your legs. Is it rough and bumpy?

What it means

A rough texture can indicate that your body is not absorbing nutrients properly, or that you’re lacking certain nutrients. A rash or a few bumps can also be a sign your body is detoxing. The body purges its waste through its orifices and its skin.

What to do

Ensure your diet is balanced with foods from all food groups. If you’re run-down, stressed or finding it hard to maintain a healthy diet, supplement your diet with a multivitamin. You could also try digestive enzyme or probiotic supplements to aid nutrient absorption.

Description: Also, feel the skin on the upper, outer side of your legs.

Also, feel the skin on the upper, outer side of your legs.

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