The Skin Smoothing Routine

Studies show that women store fat on their lower bodies, think thighs and bottoms. The downside? Cellulite.

That can be bad news come swimsuit-and-shorts season.  As the temperatures creep towards the peak, there’s really just no way around having bare legs unless you want to be completely sticky and uncomfortable. And when the summer ends and fall begins, wouldn’t it be great to be able to totally rock your skinny jeans?

You can start that mission today with these five moves proven to fight cellulite. Mix in 20-30 minutes of cardio and you’ll speed up results.

One minute of alternating skater lunges

10 plies

20 kneeling hip extensions on either side

20 single leg bridges on either side

 One minute of alternating walking lunges (Pro Tip: add dumbbell lifts to get your arms involved)

Repeat 3 times

Crunched for time? Every little bit counts, especially in the summer. On Wednesdays this summer, will be giving you quick, five-step workouts so you can maximize your time and results.

beth ann clyde

beth ann clyde

Beth Ann Clyde is a social strategist of Long Island Pulse. Have a story idea or just want to say hello? Email or reach out on Twitter @BAClyde.