Oh no! Orange peel skin, cottage cheese thighs. Cellulite. YUCK! If you get it, chances are, you do not want it. Keep in mind that cellulite is nothing more than a cosmetic issue, it is not a medical condition. While it is usually associated with obesity, it can happen to anyone, regardless of weight. Cellulite is nothing more than small pockets of fat just below the skin's surface.
Some women (that's right, men rarely have cellulite) may never get rid of all of their cellulite. You may feel like you have tried everything to get rid of cellulite, but here are several ways to reduce its appearance that you maybe overlooked.
Often overlooked when it comes to skin care is exercise, but when it comes to cellulite it can work wonders. It gets the blood flowing which promotes healthy blood circulation and delivering needed nutrients to the skin. Exercise also reduces the overall build up of fat. It also increases muscle tone which aids in keeping the skin taut and smooth.
Eating a healthy diet has been shown to be beneficial in some cases. Including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and high fiber foods. The elimination of refined sugar, white flour, caffeine, and alcohol are also part of a healthy anti-cellulite diet. To be fair, some people would have had dimpled skin than change their diet. However, do not believe claims that eating highly acidic foods will "burn away" cellulite, this simply is not true.
Toxins in the body are connected to the appearance of cellulite. When you reduce stress you will automatically reduce the production of toxins. To help flush away the toxins already found in your body remember to drink lots of water. Drinking purified water will keep you from accidently re-introducing toxins.
Massage is a method of fighting cellulite that most women love. This can range from a simple hands on massage to a more advanced massage using a machine specifically made to reduce cellulite. These work by getting the blood to flow, and flow in the right direction. Massage treatments reduce stress too, and can be quite an effective short term solution because it increases blood flow. Some believe it works by activating the breakdown of fat molecules by stimulating lymph production.
You would think liposuction would have been a sure-fire way to eliminate cellulite for good, but it is not. In fact, liposuction can make cellulite even more appropriate because it removes the padding layer of under fat underneath the surface layer of fat that causes cellulite.
Topical creams have been used with little to no success, but there are exceptions. You need to find a product that includes ingredients that help break down fat and increase the body's metabolism.
As you age your skin starts to become thinner. Unfortunately this can make cellulite even more visible. You may need to use a combination of the above methods to have a real impact in reducing it. You may never get rid of cellulite completely, but you now know how you can fight it.