Elancyl are a French brand that have been going since 1971 and what has kept me hooked is there in shower massage glove, pictured below.
So let’s talk about the bumpy stuff – cellulite. It seems to only be a girl thing, and after a certain age, most of us will get some.
I’ve had some since my late teens and I was quite skinny then, it was only a little bit on the back of my thighs but I did start treating it then, and I haven’t stopped.
Today I still have it, and there is more of me than there used to be, however, it isn’t THAT bad. And I think it must be in part to the regime I started back in the 80’s.
When I first started using Elancyl you could buy it on the High Street in the UK at Boots the chemist. I can’t find it anymore in UK shops so have to buy online.
The Elancyl Glove is designed to be used with the Activ Massage Minceur (Activ Slimming Massage).
There is a hole on the back of the glove that you can use to put the gel in, or like me you can take the cover off and put it in that way. The glove is made of plastic and lasts forever really but after use make sure you rinse it, take it apart and let it dry.
I use this every day in the shower, you massage your skin in circular motions, be vigorous and make your skin go pink to increase the blood flow. Active Massage Mincer contains caffeine which is known to be good for cellulite when applied to the skin (not so good in drinks).
I also use Gel Douche Tonifiant (Toning Shower Gel) which you could use in the glove too if you wanted. This shower gel contains extract of ivy that helps to drain and detoxify the skin. Soap-free, it lathers up well and I just love the smell a real spa/shower-fresh scent.
I use Slim Design 3D Caffeine Complex on my bottom and the back of my thighs.
This is quite a runny pinkish/brown coloured lotion, which is aimed at smoothing the areas to improve the appearance and the look of your skin.
Then it is the turn of Cellu Slim another smell I adore, if there was a perfume that smelt this good I would buy it. I apply this to the tops of my arms, tummy and again backs of the thighs, and then I’m done.
Some other ways to treat cellulite
- Not being overweight for me helps, at least I feel better when looking at myself in the mirror
- Drinking water
- Not drinking the things you would other than water!!- i.e. alcohol and caffeinated drinks
- Dry body brushing