Do you know your type of cellulite? Affecting 9 out of 10 women, cellulite is the number one body aesthetic concern for many individuals. However, there are different methods of treating cellulite depending on its type. Know how to determine your type of cellulite and discover our tips and tricks for treating it.


How to recognize it:

this type of cellulite mainly affects the thighs, calves, arms and ankles. It is related to poor blood circulation, poor venous return and lazy lymphatic circulation. The common symptoms of retention cellulite are the “orange peel” effect and “water and toxin retention”.  This type of cellulite is supple, dimpled in appearance and can be painful to the touch. If you tend to have heavy legs at the end of the day or if you tend to swell around the time of your menstrual cycle and when temperatures warm up, you most likely have retention cellulite.

How to get rid of it:

It is important to favour methods which improve blood circulation, as well as promote venous return and lymphatic drainage.

  • Perform muscle building exercises to smooth the skin, in order to eliminate the “orange peel” effect and stimulate your circulatory system.
  • Raise your legs with a cushion during sleep to improve venous return.
  • Avoid eating overly-salty foods to prevent water retention.
  • Hydrate yourself often, focusing on green tea rather than coffee.
  • Opt for draining and detoxifying* skin care treatments both at home and in institution.


How to recognize it:

easy to detect, fibrous cellulite is painful and hard to the touch, it is deep and compact. This type of cel-lulite is related to the hardening of collagen fibers around fat cells which become difficult to mobilize and which compress blood and lymphatic circulation. Over time, the “orange peel” effect intensifies and can become purplish in colour.

How to get rid of it:

This form of cellulite is the most difficult to treat. One tip for eradicating it is to promote collagen renewal.

  • This form of cellulite requires clinical treatments that use radio frequency.
  • It is beneficial to perform kneading techniques on the area.
  • It is important to avoid consuming refined sugars found in food and beverages such as soda and bread as sugar damages collagen fibers.
  • Choose whole proteins, meats, fish, eggs and seafood as a part of your diet, as well as fresh antioxidant promoting fruits and vegetables.
  • Opt for stimulating and firming* skin care products into your daily routine.


How to recognize it:

Adipose or “fatty” cellulite is caused by an overload of fat. It is visible when pinching the skin and less visible when standing or lying down. It is soft to the touch yet not painful, and is located mainly on the hips, thighs, belly and “saddlebags” area of the buttocks. Fatty nodules can, however, compress blood and lymphatic circulation and promote the symptoms of cellulite retention.

How to get rid of it:

The goal here is to reduce surplus weight, either overall or in localized areas affected by cellulite.

  • This type of cellulite requires ultrasound and cryolipolysis treatments at a professional clinic. These professional treatments have been shown to be effective in reducing localized fat.
  • Regular exercise or sports which involve muscle building (with weights) is very advantageous.
  • A diet comprised of 80% fresh fruits and vegetables as well as 20% complete protein such as meats, fish, eggs and seafood help to reduce fat deposits.
  • Avoid fried foods, refined sugar found in sodas, cakes and breads, as well as starchy foods such as pasta.
  • Opt for slimming and detoxifying skin care such as the Oleaslim Body Wrap.


Whatever your type of cellulite, Nelly De Vuyst® offers a complete range of treatment options to redefine your figure.  Here are the suggested Nelly De Vuyst® products to adopt:

  • Dry brush your skin daily with the Nelly De Vuyst® Body Brush to stimulate the lymphatic system and mobilize toxins.
  • Apply the Oleaslim Oil daily to fight localized fat and facilitate tissue drainage. Finish by applying the Oleaslim Cream to smooth and firm your skin.
  • If you have heavy legs, opt for the the vasotonifying and decongesting CirculaOil which will lighten your legs and prevent water retention.
  • Eliminate toxins and fight water retention by taking advantage of a detoxifying bath twice a week with the Oleaslim Bath.
  • Receive a draining, slimming and firming Oleaslim Body Wrap. This treatment has been nominated for several consecutive years as the best slimming and anti-cellulite treatment by aesthetic professionals. The synergy of its lipolytic and stimulating essential oils has clinically demonstrated a reduction of 3.2 inches around the thighs. It is perfect for all types of cellulite.
  • NDV Body Brush

    Earn 38 DermePoints

    Made of boar bristles, the Nelly De Vuyst® Body Brush is an indispensable tool for body care. An energizing and oxygenating daily routine that optimizes the absorption and effectiveness of all Nelly De Vuyst® Body products. To be used on dry skin before a shower in circular motions from the feet upward to the heart on the concerned areas.

  • CirculaOil

    Earn 232 DermePoints

    Ideal for heavy and dry legs.
    A body oil that restores optimal hydration of the skin of the legs. Made of decongesting, anti-inflammatory and vasotonifing ingredients. Ideal for people predisposed to circulatory problems (venous insufficiency, etc.). Dissipated the sensations of pain and leg fatigue. Provides an immediate sensation of freshness and lightness.

    [ 3.30 fl.oz – 100 ml ]

  • Oleaslim Cream

    Earn 146 DermePoints

    Ideal for people predisposed to cellulite.
    Nelly De Vuyst® Oleaslim Cream is ideal for people prone to cellulite and water retention. Formulated from Fucus and essential oils of cinnamon known for their draining, detoxifying and slimming properties, this moisturizing body cream combats the appearance of orange peel caused by cellulite. Its silky texture provides an immediate sensation of freshness. Ultra-moisturizing*, Nelly De Vuyst® Oleaslim Cream improves the texture and suppleness of the skin. Promotes a firmer and smoother looking skin. An ideal home treatment to fight against cellulite.

    [ 5.20 oz – 150 g ]

  • Oleaslim Oil [ Slim ]

    Earn 125 DermePoints

    Ideal for people prone to adipose cellulite and water retention.
    Mix of caffeine and stimulating, detoxifying and slimming essential oils. Visibly diminishes the appearance of localized cellulite symptoms. Greatly improves the texture and suppleness of the skin. Promotes a smoother looking skin for a more harmonious silhouette.

    [ 3.30 fl.oz – 100 ml ]