Cellulite is 100 percent normal, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with having it, keeping it or wanting to get rid of it.
However, the most important thing you need to know related to cellulite is that it is not a condition that you can get rid of at home, no matter how many cellulite creams or scrubs you use on the daily, you won’t be able to make cellulite disappear from your body at least you receive professional aesthetic treatments at a Medical SPA or at a dermatologist office.
8 tips you need to reducing cellulite
FACT: More that 80% of people have cellulite
No matter what you eat or what you do to take care of your body, cellulite can affect anyone. Remember, cellulite doesn’t discriminate, and can appear regardless of shape or body type, so you might find it on your thighs, bums, upper arms or tummy, whether you’re a size 8 or a size 18. It is also genetic, so if your mom suffers from cellulite, then you might find you’re more likely to get it.
Although most of us hate it, around 80-90% of us have cellulite, so if you have it, you’re not alone.
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THE FORMATION OF CELLULITE
Well, how do you reduce cellulite or, how can you keep it away from your body?
There´s no way that we can get rid of it for complete at home.
There´s no way that we can get rid of it for complete at home.
Understanding how cellulite is formed beneath the skin, we need to think that in order to get rid of the pucker, you have to go deeper and cut the cords, it can’t be done through lotions and superficial creams at home.
However, there are great tips that help smooth the appearance of cellulite in the short term, and as long as you go into the process with realistic expectations, they’re very helpful.
Let’s read a few tricks to reduce its appearance:
1. Body brush
While using body brushing takes a lot of effort and time, its benefits really do speak for themselves. Body brush improves blood circulation and lymphatic drainage, so it will not only banish dry skin, but you’ll notice a real impact on those areas affected by cellulite too.
- Make sure you scrub before you get into the shower, always in circular motions starting at the ankles and working up towards your heart.
- Follow up with a body oil to nourish your skin and you’ll be feeling like you’ve had a proper pamper at the same time.
2. Cardio exercises
This step is key when it comes to reducing cellulite. That’s because the harder you work and the higher you get your heart rate, the more fat you’ll burn.
- Interval training is a great way to do this – short bursts of high intensity exercise may be much more effective than low intensity exercise for a longer period of time, because during the high-intensity phase your body burns mainly carbs for energy
Take it easy to begin with, and work your way up. Running is the most obvious choice for interval exercise, but swimming and cycling are also great exercises to try if you want to combat cellulite
3. Drink enough water
Drink the recommended daily liters of water. The cellulite under your skin retains toxins, while water keeps the skin hydrated and flushes out toxins, and is key if you want to keep your skin looking fresh and beautiful.
- Drinking 1.5 liters a day is enough
- You can also drink flavored water (with slices of citrus fruit or berries).
4. Eat Antioxidant foods
Refined, processed or fatty foods contribute to poor circulation and block body’s natural digestive processes to flush out toxins, therefore causing the appearance of cellulite.
- We recommend you to follow a diet high in antioxidants (vitamins A, C and E, plus selenium, manganese, zinc and copper) that can help to prevent the cell damage that leads to cellulite.
Protein is the best resource when it comes to combatting the orange peel skin. Why? Because it stimulates and strengthens the production of collagen and elastin which keeps cellulite away, it also helps to firm up muscles that can keep fat stores in place, and reduces the odds for cellulite appearance.
- An extra tip is to add more lean meats, turkey, nuts, skimmed milk and pulses to your diet to get the best chance of improvement.
6. Avoid full fat dairy and fast foods
Full fat dairy products like cream, butter and cheese are high in saturated fats and are harder for your body to digest it properly. You don’t need to remove them from your life, it’s ok to consume them once in a while, but avoid consuming them too regularly if you can.
- Eating fatty and processed foods can also cause cellulite because they lead to fat deposits in our bodies.
7. Cellulite cream
This is a good resource to smooth cellulite in short terms, it works as extra help to the rest of the previous tips, especially when you choose the correct product, there are many to choose from out there and it can feel a bit overwhelming at times.
- Ask your favorite skincare experts which one they recommend for your skin needs and type.
Remember: It’s also worth saying that creams will only help to slight the appearance of cellulite as long as you have a diet and exercise regime, they can help superficially, but they’re not miracle workers, and even the most expensive creams can’t melt the fat away.
8. Professional cellulite treatments
Skincare Experts use a variety of treatments to help patients reduce cellulite. While none are permanent, many can achieve results that last a year or longer. Checkout the most popular and effective according to American certified surgeons:
- Non-laser energy treatments- VelaShape® (RF and infrared light)
VelaShape uses a combination of technologies (infrared light, bi-polar radio frequency energy and vacuum) to cause deep heating of the fat cells, their surrounding connective tissue and the underlying dermal collagen fibers, this type of efficient heating and vacuum stimulates the growth of new and better collagen and elastin which results in localized reduction in skin laxity, body volume, and an overall improvement in skin structure and texture. VelaShape III works by reducing cellulite, disrupting localized fat deposits, and tightening and firming skin, with NO downtime.
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Laser treatments (Cellulaze®)
Laser cellulite reduction uses a tiny laser probe, which is inserted just beneath the skin through a small incision, where it works to releases some of the fibrous septae, reduce thickness of the subcutaneous fat layer, stimulates collagen production, improve skin texture and elasticity.
Injectable treatments (QWO®)
QWO is the first injectable with FDA clearance to treat cellulite. It contains enzymes that break down the collagen bands that cause dimpling, reducing the appearance of cellulite without surgery
Mechanical treatments (Cellfina®)
Cellfina is an FDA cleared automated mechanical cellulite reduction treatment that works by releasing tightened septae using a very thin blade, which is inserted through a tiny incision. The skin is gently suctioned up into the Cellfina device, which allows the cosmetic surgeon to insert the blade only a few millimeters beneath the skin, minimizing impact on surrounding tissues.
Massage and topical cellulite treatments
Specialized massage techniques have been used for years as a way to address cellulite. These typically use vacuum suction or a roller to “knead” the skin and subcutaneous fat. While some patients report positive effects, improvements are temporary and any smoothing effect likely results from mild inflammation in the treatment area.