An interesting at-home cellulite solution
This Saturday marks my first foray into a swimsuit this season (weather permitting), and although I’m definitely not stressing about it, I have been checking out my “rear view” a bit more closely. Cellulite has been in the news lately—namely this Refinery29 story that claims it was “invented” by Vogue in 1968 to give us another thing to hate about our bodies—and whether you believe it’s a real “condition” or a misogynistic construct, the dimples are right there before your eyes. (If not, lucky you.) This doesn’t mean you have to hate them, but it’s your right to do something about them if you want.
What is real is that cellulite is unique to women, because our skin’s underlying supportive matrix is actually different from men’s. The criss-cross pattern of our connective tissue allows fat to bulge through—hence the lumps and bumps. Most dermatologists will tell you that cellulite creams are a crock, but a variety of in-office technologies have been shown to smooth the appearance of cellulite (even if just for the short-term). The British beauty-tech brand Assome! has combined three of these professional-grade modalities in one at-home device, and their Ultrasonic Massager may be the DIY solution you’ve been looking for.
Combining radiofrequency, ultrasound and LED light, this device claims to firm skin up and slim you down while perfecting the skin’s surface and targeting cellulite at the source with just three five-minute treatments a week. The company also offers different serums to use along with the massager, and four “therapy kits” to help you achieve specific goals. For example, the slimming and firming Beach-Ready Therapy includes the massager along with cellulite-fighting and fat-minimizing serums. The Hard As Steel Therapy features fat-fighting and gravity-defying serums, and the Twerk Ready Therapy comes with all firming serum for minimal jiggle. (P.S. The prices may be in British pounds, but they ship to the U.S.)
If my tush looked remotely like any of the bums on the Assome! website, that would be awesome—but I’m still relatively happy with the one I have, cellulite and all!