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Cellulite on the butt is one of the top-reported skincare concerns amongst women for that region of our bodies. 90% of women have cellulite. That statistic alone proves that, in fact, cellulite is a per-fectly normal and common skin condition and nothing to cause alarm. However, we understand want-ing to feel confident in your own skin and there are other ways to help deal with the build up of cellu-lite, particularly on your bum. But, instead of asking “How can I get rid of cellulite?” We like to ask, “How can I treat my butt with more love and care, resulting in glowing skin and a more confident me?”

We spend most of our days sitting on our backsides. This means that the blood circulation in this area is not optimal. Decreased circulation means less oxygen and nutrition are being delivered to the but-tocks, resulting in a decrease in collagen production. We all know that collagen is crucial for main-taining smooth, plump skin. Women who have healthy collagen production tend to have less visible cellulite, as the collagen helps to plump up the skin and prevent the lumps and bumps from appearing quite so obvious. Scientists have proven that the production of collagen is stimulated by exfoliation — long-term exfoliation, to be precise.

That’s why our ‘Smoothing’ Butt Mask featuring the naturally acidic juices of Jeju Island tangerines is an excellent tool to help you combat cellulite. Regular exfoliation of the buttocks area using our ‘Smoothing’ sheet mask for your bum can help increase collagen production, promote skin elasticity, minimise the appearance of fine lines and prevent sagging. Mild chemical exfoliation using natural acids such as those found in Jeju tangerines offers more dramatic results than physical exfoliation, such as scrubs, as the exfoliation process occurs both on the surface as well as below the skin.

Citric acid, found in citrus fruits, contains natural acids known as ‘alpha hydroxy acids’ or ‘AHAs’ as they are commonly known in skincare marketing. These acids have been proven to gently peel away the surface of your skin, so that new skin cells can regenerate, resulting in a more even skin texture. AHAs can also help with hyperpigmentation, enlarged pores, uneven skin tone and fine lines. It’s a magical acid, gifted to us from Mother Nature, which is why we use it in our mighty ‘Smoothing’ Butt Mask!

Finally, let’s talk science. How does cellulite of the bum occur? Firstly, due to much higher oestrogen levels in women than in men, we tend to store fat around the buttocks area. The “lumpy, bumpy” cel-lulite texture occurs when fat pushes through the connective tissue underneath our skin, creating that “wavy” look on the surface of our skin. Obviously, oestrogen is a naturally-occurring hormone in women and a crucial factor in our fertility, so it should not be repressed by any means. The fact is that there is no fix-all magic solution to rid yourself of cellulite—nor should you feel the need to! However, there are simple and effective ways to care for your skin and show your butt more love, which can help to minimise the build up of cellulite over time.

So next time you ask yourself, “How do I get rid of cellulite on my bum?” Ask yourself instead how you can show your butt more love and care and dedicate more time to caring for the skin in that re-gion, long-term! And don’t forget that our ‘Smoothing’ Butt Mask is an excellent way to help treat cellulite, utilising the natural powers of the mighty Jeju Tangerine.