6 Best Body Firming Products -- and the 2 Worst
See which of these skin care lotions and potions smoothed dimples, and which didn't do squat
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Though these wonder skin care products don't truly exist -- yet -- there are some cellulite and firming skin care products out there that TotalBeauty.com readers say actually smooth skin and tighten thighs. But to be totally honest, fighting unsightly flab and dimples with creams and lotions alone just won't cut it. You must also eat right and -- dare we say it -- hit the gym. Which is exactly what many of these reviewers did. They paired the skin care products from the "best" half of this list with a healthy diet and exercise to get healthy skin and truly visible results.
Eating a healthy, low-fat diet is the first step in fighting jiggles and other unflattering skin problems. You can kick off a healthy eating plan by doing an at-home detox. Then eat lots of fruits and veggies and avoid fatty foods and processed (aka packaged) foods and drinks (including diet soda). Flushing out toxins is also important in minimizing cellulite, so limit alcohol and cigarette consumption and drink lots of water (add lemon to help reduce bloat). In addition to eating well, try exercising a bit more, too. Just three 30-minute cardio sessions a week could significantly improve your health and your waistline. Once you're treating your body well on the inside, then you can work on the outside by exfoliating your skin to remove dead skin cells and smoothing on top-rated skin care products like these (just be sure the avoid the "worst" ones on this list).
So until the day comes when true miracle skin care products exist, you'll need to eat well, exercise and use one of the best firming skin care products in this round-up -- they may just help smooth your skin in time for bikini season.
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