Research behind cellulite creams is quite tremendous these days. The concern over unsightly cellulite has been around for a very, very long time now. So do anti cellulite creams really work and are they all worth it in the end? Let’s find out.
The availability of the cellulite solution is not the issue. The problem is, how do we know which one is the best to use? To find out, we need to look into the core of anti cellulite products. For instance, we need to ask, what are the ingredients? How are they effective? What do they do? These questions will definitely help you figure out whether the information you are getting from a product makes sense or not.
Consumers who have been suffering due to their cellulite for a very long time will tend to believe just about anything. First of all, you should never think there is one universal product that’s best for everyone. If a product claims to do miracles, then it’s probably too good to be true. So do cellulite creams work? In general yes, but the real question is which ones are the most effective ones. Some creams do work, but cause severe skin reactions. Other creams also do work, but only in the short-term.
Product Reputation – One thing you should watch out for is the reputation of a product. Many good anti cellulite creams are backed up by lots of sensible information in their website. For instance, companies that provide a FAQ, list of ingredients, and explanations on exactly how their products work are often those that are well-trusted. At least, you can do some research on your own if the complete list of ingredients are right in front of you.
As mentioned earlier, you need to look closer into a product. Not only that, you need to find a connection between the information about a product with scientific findings. For instance, research has just discovered that caffeine is the newest anti cellulite agent. There are now anti cellulite products that do contain caffeine. So in this case you might want to place those products in your priority list. Don’t just stop there though. Find out exactly what caffeine does and how it could actually help get rid of cellulite!
How It Works – The observation is that caffeine improves fat metabolism and minimizes swelling, and therefore makes skin look smoother than it really is. The conclusion is, cellulite creams can indeed minimize the appearance of cellulite, even though they may not be able to eliminate all cellulite (that would be sort of miraculous). Good creams can plump up the skin so that the surface appears smoother. Also, good creams have other added natural ingredients that improve skin in general, such as retinol A, AHA, and coffeeberry. We’re talking about boosting your skin’s health with antioxidants (that get rid of toxins) and soothing it at the same time.
Cellulite Visibility – Although scientists have found there’s still no proven method that totally eliminates cellulite, these scientists do observe that there are products that can minimize the visibility and sensation of cellulite. This is pretty outstanding in itself, because people are generally more concerned over the appearance of cellulite, and not really on the fact that fat cells exist.
Why It’s Worth It – So are anti cellulite creams worth it? Think about other methods such as surgery (liposuction, etc) and supplements that you have to take orally. Creams can be applied directly and do not have to go through your system like supplements do-creams can work locally on affected areas only. Surgery is extremely invasive to many, and not to mention quite risky, expensive and not 100% fail-proof. So at the end of the day, really think about these considerations and you make the call!
Author: Dr. Chrystal GrahameThis author has published 12 articles so far.