What do dermatologists think about Kim Kardashian's weird cellulite trick?
Kim Kardashian is probably one of the most followed celebrities on topics concerning beauty (and not only). It's true that si does have lots of beauty tricks and is pretty passionate about the subjects. Just think that it takes her two full hours to get ready in the morning, uses three different eyeliners to create her "natural, daytime" look, and even had the power to officially make contouring uncool again.
So let's see if her new beauty advice is worth considering. Kim's latest tip wasn't her typical makeup hack but rather a trick for preventing cellulite. Kardashian recommends mixing a body oil and body lotion together and applying it to dry skin before your anti cellulite exercise routine. It seems that Kim heard that you can get firm skin and prevent wrinkles if you apply body oil all over your body before you workout.
Kim Kardashian's anti cellulite products
She also mentioned which are her favourite anti cellulite products: Elizabeth Arden Cream All-Over Miracle Oil, Noodle & Boo Elasticity Oil, and Blue Lagoon Iceland Silica Softening Bath & Body Oil. So these are the products that make Kim Kardashian's anti cellulite product list. But, do they actually work to make your skin firm?
Let's see what dermatology experts have to say about Kim Kardashian's anti cellulite trick. Jessica Weiser, M.D., of New York Dermatology Group doesn't think it's the best idea out there. She tells us that applying oil prior to a workout will likely increase heat production in the body and could potentially occlude pores and lead to breakouts. "Typically oils are best applied to clean damp skin to trap moisture and enhance penetration of active ingredients into the skin."
However, don't just throw out your body oils just yet. When used correctly, oils can actually help plump the skin. "Some body oils contain retinol as an added ingredient which helps stimulate collagen production and could help improve fine lines and wrinkles," Dr. Weiser explains. "Some essential oils can make skin appear more firm by plumping cells and by exerting antioxidant effects to reverse damage to skin cells."
The verdict is in. While Kim is on the right track when it comes to keeping her skin hydrated and plump (which can ultimately improve its appearance), using it as a pre-workout ritual is simply unnecessary.