Top 10 Answers to Cellulite
The old theory was that
was caused by toxins
building up under the
that's probably not true. It's more likely to be the result of poor
skin structure, causing the fibre to split. This means
fat and yes, possibly
toxins squish out through the holes in the fibres creating that lumpy effect. In
other words, your bottom is rather like and old mattress with the stuffing
Chances are the problem is genetic and lies with the x-
chromosome (only women have this which would explain why men don't get
cellulite). While all this may mean cellulite isn't your fault, reducing its
appearance is within your control.
Here is a list of top 10 ways to control and manage
Some experts claim, this is the key to total cellulite
removal, saying, it helps speed up the lymph system to remove
from the body. Of course, it depends on the whole cellulite/toxins theory, but
as an active lymphatic system helps improve your skin anyway there's no harm in
trying it. For the best results dampen your skin then use a firm - bristled
brush to stroke each limb briskly in the direction of the heart. Do this
twice daily, but be careful- applying perfumed products directly afterwards can
irritate. Wait at least half an hour before using any products. To learn more
about Skin Brushing,
Many different eating plans claim to beat cellulite but
there's no miracle cure - eating
watermelon for three days won't make your thighs dimple - free.
Instead the best anti- cellulite diet is rich in,
fruit and vegetables.
It's low in
fat (about 25 per cent of your daily calories should come from
- that's around 50 grams a day). It's low in toxins like, caffeine, nicotine and
Drink, at least two liters of water a day. Choose
protein wisely. Avoid-red meat. Opt for chicken, or best of all,
fish. Limit eggs.
Limit sugar, salt and
spices. Substitute with
herbs and seeds. Give up
smoking- it hampers circulation. Well-cooked pulses such as lentils, mung
beans, red kidney beans are good sources of
Not only does
exercise, burn the excess fat that can cause cellulite, it also increase
blood flow to the surface of the skin and this plumps the skin making it less
noticeable. For the best results you need to do 30 to 60 minutes of
aerobic exercise, five or six times a week.
Weights also help as they firm the muscles under the skin which helps
disguise cellulite. You should notice an improvement in six to 12 weeks.
Massage is supposed to speed out the circulation by kneading the cellulite areas, and is
also supposed to help break down toxins and fat. Certainly the, only approved
treatment for cellulite (entomology) use rollers to squish and squash the
skin, though the pressure used is more intense than you'll ever manage on your
own. If you have the time, try it. Using your
moisturizer a cellulite cream or detoxifying massage oil, spend five to ten
minutes on each area rubbing, rolling and pressing the cellulite.
The most important ingredients in cellulite creams now are those called
phosphodiesterase inhibitors. In plain simple english these stop production of
the enzyme that leads to fat storage in our body and so cause the dimples to
shrink. Many ingredients have this effect including, caffeine aminophylline
theophylline, kola nut and guarana. Along side these are ingredients like,
menthol or butcher's broom which helps dilate blood vessels increasing
circulation in the area- gingko, biloba which is said to firm the skin and lemon
and fennel which helps detox the body and
skin. Apply the cream two hours after eating or one hour before meal. Your
body will only burn fat
when it has none in the bloodstream.
Whatever happens, don't expect any improvements for six to eight weeks and don't
expect the cellulite to disappear completely the creams only, ever promise to
Plumped out skin shows cellulite less, than dehydrated skin, so it's a good idea
to incorporate body lotion application into your daily regime.
Cellulite gets worse, as collagen and elastin levels decrease in the body.
Making a regular use of
sun protection will slow, that decrease and add moisture, too.
The darker your skin, the less noticeable cellulite will be, as the shadows
caused by the dimpling will be less obvious. Also read,
Tanning: for a
natural golden appearance.
Cellulite treatment offered at salons includes, a list of body wraps,
ultrasound and electrotherapy.
Body wrap treatments
may include exfoliation,
pressure-points massage with algae or clay based creams or gels, plus a firming
mask that targets
hips and thighs.
Five to eight treatments are recommended.
on the other hand is a
medical method of breaking down fatty deposits, kidney and
gallstone. Sound waves penetrate tissue, causing fat cells to oscillate a
million times per second. The mini-internal massage breaks down fat ready for
removal by the lymph. Although, noticeable results are claimed after three
treatment, but 10-12 are recommended.
Electrotherapy involves the use of two types of electric pulse (Faradic and
galvanic), which can be used individually or combined to tone tissue and help
break down cellulite. In case of Faradic current, electrodes sheathed in fabric
or plastic pads are strapped to the muscles. When impulses are sent to the
electrodes, the muscles automatically contract. In this way the muscles are
progressively toned. The Galvanic current on the other hand, alters the skin's
resistance barrier and pushes moisturizing and fat-dissolving treatment formulas
in deeper. Metal probes or rollers move gently over the skin's surface,
spreading the current along with the cream. Micro-current in form of galvanic
current is used to tone flabby skin and leave it looking smooth, plump and
If you have tried everything and the cellulite still won't shift,
surgery may be the solution. Shed some
weight first if you need
to-for there are no couch potato's substitute for sane body maintenance. Results
will vary individually and nor are they permanent.
Cellulolipolysis- Under this treatment, electrolysis-type needles are
inserted just under the skin and attached to the electrodes. Weak electric
current forces fat cells to burn energy by sheer resistance. Some bruising is
inevitable due to needles. This has to done under strict medical conditions.
Air pressure and tiny sub-skin introduce droplets of thyroid-mimicking drugs
(such asamino-phylline, enzymes, and vasodilators) to remind fat cells to burn
energy. Circulation and
lymph is also
boosted. 10-15 sessions are recommended.
This is the final and most permanent solution to cellulite. A Cannula is
inserted deep into the skin and the fat is sucked out. Up to 2.5 litres can be
removed in one session. The surgeon move the cannula vigorously back and forth,
and from side to side to generalize the suction and prevent furrowing- the
technique's greatest drawback.
reduction is obviously immediate, but it takes almost a year
for the area to settle and show final results.
skin fibres, plumping the skin's surfaces and breaking down the stubborn fat and
toxins deposits, can help minimize the look of cellulite.