by Melissa Mellie
Cellulite – every woman’s bane
One common flaw in every woman, any woman is cellulite. In fact, 90% of them, have to bear this ‘orange peel’ or ‘cottage cheese’ malaise on their skins, which are thinner, because of genetics, fats, hormones and natural aging. Fortunately today there are ways to treat this unsightly aberration, painlessly, or with slight discomfort, through procedures with lasers, exercise, creams like dermology cellulite cream and even clothing and skin tanners.
Painless way cellulite freedom
Doctors’ opine that cellulite cannot be totally eradicated, as yet. However, some treatments and procedures like the 5 below are found to help reduce cellulite significantly.
Exercise, Diet, and Hydration
Simplest, though not necessarily easy, this method costs nothing but daily time and dogged determination. You will notice active sportspersons have little or no cellulite. Eating healthy foods that build up collagen levels, combined with exercises of at least 30 minutes daily and massage therapies to stimulate blood flow will help reduce cellulite build-up.
Hide the Cellulite
With self-tanning camouflaging creams, the lumps don’t disappear but they become invisible. Though it last just as long as the tan lasts, it fast, painless and cheap, and even makes the skin look better. The next craze is anti-cellulite clothing. Comparatively inexpensive and easy to use, you can instantly look chic and shapely in anti-cellulite pants, capris, slimming vests and high-waist boxers. Some pants are made with ceramic crystals or mixed with materials like coffee or aloe, supposed to compress the cellulite and induce a massaging action on the thigh and buttocks areas. They claim to improve blood circulation by just walking or exercising around in them.
FDA approved Cellulaze is a minimally invasive procedure. Patients are mildly sedated to stay comfortable while a cannula is inserted under the skin. Laser energy is released that cuts through the tough fibrous bands. Cellulaze procedure, which also stimulates collagen production and thickens the skin, takes about 60-90 minutes per leg. Results can start showing in two weeks’ time, lasting 5-10 years. Compression clothing is recommended for about a month afterward.
FDA approved Cellfina is a tissue-stabilized guided nonsurgical subcision procedure where the selected dimples are raised by suction and stabilized inside a hand-held device equipped with a precision oscillating blade needle. A numbing solution is injected before the needle is inserted into the dimples to cut the tough fibrous bands. The procedure usually takes about 60 minutes. Results are immediately noticeable and can last up to two years or more.
Creams and lotions
While most creams and lotions are just a waste of money, some that contain retinol (that helps thicken the skin) and caffeine (that dehydrates cells, making cellulite cells less apparent) among the ingredients are proven to help reduce cellulite. The advantage of creams is they are easy to obtain and use. No time-consuming surgery and no recovery period. They tone the skin too. But before choosing which cream look closely at the ingredients to rule out those you are allergic to.
Foods Which Will Help To Get Rid Of Cellulite
Cellulite is normally caused by toxins which reduce skin elasticity and slow downs the blood circulation. So try to eat plenty of brightly colored fruit and veg. As they contain the most antioxidants, which help our bodies to shed toxins.
Berries are very good fruit, so have either raspberries, strawberries, blueberries or blackberries on your cereal every morning. They are very good for health and they will make your morning energetic. So try it every morning.
Bananas, as well as other fruits, are renowned for boosting blood flow, which helps prevent cellulite. Fruits are very healthy and good for the body.
Foods which are rich in vitamin C are also excellent cellulite-busters because they boost levels of
collagen in the skin, which promotes elasticity and keeps things firm.
Skin-strengthening foods include oily fish, chicken, grapefruit, tomatoes, apples, spinach, carrots and avocados. We normally avoid these things and we don’t know about these foods. But they will help in skin strengthening.
Normally people avoid having green tea because it is not very tasty. But the thing which is to keep in mind is that it is very healthy for skin and as well as healthy. It has got a lot of recognition as being a treatment for weight loss. While losing fat isn’t an immediate fix it does help reduce fat deposits. Try sipping on 2-3 cups a day – not too near bedtime.
Choose from among the procedures above the one you feel best suits you, or try a combination of two or more for better results. If you decide on creams look for those with ingredients like retinol A, caffeine, licorice root, cinnamon and ginger, all plant-based and gentle on the skin. You will find these ingredients in creams like cellulite solution by Dermology and some others, easy to use and easy on your purse.
Melissa Mellie is a skincare expert by profession. She loves to share her knowledge and experience with people. She regularly contributes her write-ups to health or skin care related websites and blogs. In her free time, she loves to travel, attend fashion shows and listen to music.