Orange peel thighs. Cottage cheese tush. Lumpy mattress. Raise your hand if these words cross your mind when you survey your backside. We’ll be honest, there are no sure-fire solutions for how to get rid of cellulite. However, we do have a few tips on reducing the appearance of this cosmetic problem. Read on to find out more about cellulite and how to diminish the look of it on your body this summer.
First of all, what exactly is cellulite? Simply put, it’s an accumulation of regular fat deposits pushing up through layers of connective tissue under the skin. The problem is partly the amount of fat but also the weakness of the connective tissue holding down the fat. Strengthening the connective tissue and reducing the amount of fat pushing up are actions that can help smooth out the skin.
1. INCREASE COLLAGEN
Since connective tissue is made from the protein collagen, increasing collagen production is a crucial step for reducing the look of cellulite. Good circulation and healthy lymphatic drainage also help nourish collagen creation so it's essential to look for beauty products that boost these processes. By improving these internal systems and increasing collagen production, your skin's quality and appearance will be enhanced positively.
2. LOSE BODY FAT
Although cellulite affects almost all women regardless of weight, reducing the underlying fat deposits helps with the appearance of cellulite. By cutting down the amount of fat pushing up towards the skin, this step could get rid of some of the characteristic lumpiness.
3. WEAR UNRESTRICTIVE UNDERWEAR
Really? Yes, really. According to osteopathic physician Lionel Bissoon, the elastic in your underpants reduces circulation and lymph drainage, making the problem with cellulite much worse. Scientific American states that cellulite only became a problem in modern times when women started wearing close-fitting underwear, unlike the loose long undergarments from the 1920s and earlier. Just a coincidence or cause-and-effect? Who knows but it may be time to bring bloomers back in style.
4. INCREASE ELASTICITY
Our Herbal Cellulite Treatment strengthens and boosts the elasticity in your skin through moisturization. With a stronger and more elastic epidermis, the look of cellulite decreases and skin appears smoother and firmer. A professional-use product only, our Herbal Cellulite Treatment can be applied by a qualified esthetician at one of our spas and greatly improve the look of cellulite. Other products that help with the appearance of cellulite include our Cinnamon Paprika Body Lotion and Coconut Firming Body Lotion.
5. MUSCLE TONING
It's simple - tone up the underlying muscles in problem areas and this step will tighten the look of your skin. By strengthening muscles underneath the skin, the epidermis ends up looking more taut. With a tighter-looking exterior, the surface of the skin appears smoother and diminishes the obvious look of cellulite.
Which areas of your body will you be targeting for cellulite reduction? Let us know in the comments below.
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