Does your skin ripple or dimple when you pinch it? If it does, you probably have cellulite. Nobody likes cellulite, but how do you get rid of it? There are lots of ways, actually.
The most obvious treatment for cellulite is to exercise more and change your diet. Also, make sure to drink plenty of water and try not to drink too much coffee or alcohol.
There are many common over the counter medications which can cause or exacerbate cellulite problems. The worst offenders are diet pills, laxatives and diuretics ? taken on a regular basis, these pills can spell cellulite.
Your first thought was probably to run to the pharmacy and get some cellulite reducing cream, right? Unfortunately, these creams are only a temporary solution. You have to keep using them ? which can get a little pricey. If you choose to go this route, be prepared to spend some money and be patient.
If you use creams, you might choose to use a cellulite cream that contains aminophylline, since it causes fat cells to convert to fatty acids. The fatty acids go right back into your bloodstream, so your cellulite should be reduced. Just be sure to keep such creams out of extreme heat and be aware that many believe these types of harsh chemicals should not be used at all. You’ll need to make that decision for yourself.
You can use cellulite creams and lotions which contain lactic acid and glycolic acid to remove dead skin cells more quickly ? removing the top layer of dead skin cells can give your skin a healthier look. You can also achieve this by using retinol and alpha hydroxyl acid containing products. Salons can help you to alleviate your cellulite problems, but these treatments can also be expensive.
Many salon owners recommend that people wear pantyhose to prevent cellulite formation. The theory is that the friction generated by mesh against the skin will stimulate circulation. The research isn’t in yet, but hosiery can cover cellulite if not eliminate it.
Getting a massage works for some. This will also improve the circulation in the skin and will improve its appearance, while it will not cure you cellulite problem on its own.
As you can see, there are many cellulite treatments out there. The best, by far, is to change your diet and get some exercise. You’ll be healthier and happier that way.
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