Whenever I ask a woman what their number one physical concern about their appearance is, they almost always answer “cellulite!” If you’re lucky enough to not know what cellulite is, it is fatty deposits that make the skin appear dimpled, most often showing up on the thighs and buttocks. Just about all adult women suffer from cellulite to some degree.
If cellulite is causing you to feel bad about how you look, it’s time to take action and find a cellulite treatment that will help you feel more confident and attractive! Most women have found that cellulite is a stubborn problem that is not easy to get rid of. While it can’t be eliminated, it’s appearance can definitely be altered. Let’s take a look at some treatments that have been shown to help reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Body wraps have become a popular method of reducing the appearance of cellulite. Anti-cellulite wraps claim to draw fat and toxins from the skin through a physical wrap that is wound around the problem area.
It is just about impossible to remove cellulite, so these wraps can’t really remove it, but they can make the area look a little bit better. Wraps often smooth the skin and leave the area more moisturized, which helps to lessen the appearance of cellulite.
Many cellulite sufferers have sought out massage therapy as a cellulite treatment. Some massages are done by hand while others are done using machines specifically geared towards reducing the appearance of cellulite.
Massages that are targeted towards the areas with cellulite have proven somewhat effective, however only for a short period of time. Massages do help in redistributing the fatty deposits of cellulite, but the practice does not remove them. Massages need to be done regularly for the person to see continued results.
When considering a laser therapy for cellulite treatment, be sure that the laser device is FDA approved and the person performing the laser treatment is trained properly. Laser therapy provides short term effects that decrease the appearance of cellulite.
Similar to massage therapy, laser therapy needs to be performed regularly to maintain the results. Laser therapy is a very costly cellulite treatment that is not covered by health insurance.
Diet and Exercise
Eating a good diet and getting physical exercise are the two most important ways to combat the appearance of cellulite. A diet rich in high fiber fruits and vegetables is a very helpful tool when trying to get your cellulite to disappear.
It is important to limit the amount of sodium consumed, and to increase the amount of fluids taken in. When the body is dehydrated, cellulite appears to be worse than it truly is. Staying hydrated is extremely important; not only to help the appearance of cellulite, but for overall good health.
Physical activity also helps to decrease the appearance of cellulite because it tones the muscles and results in taught skin that looks better all around. Whether it be high impact step aerobics, gentle yoga or light weight lifting, the body will benefit from the activity. The best cellulite treatment is to take care of the body as a whole. Eating write and staying active will help the physical appearance of cellulite and lift the spirits at the same time.
Gels and Creams
There are many topical gels and creams on the market that claim to get rid of cellulite. What they actually do is help to moisturize the skin to make it look like the cellulite has dissipated.
Similar to the body wraps discussed above, gels and creams affect only the skin of the cellulite-affected area. It is not possible for them to penetrate much below the skin’s layer, so they can’t actually get to where the cellulite resides. They may help improve the skin’s appearance, thus making the dimpled look of the cellulite not appear as noticeable.
Unfortunately, cellulite can cause a person to have low self esteem and feel poorly about their own appearance. Try to remember that having cellulite is a normal part of being an adult woman. It is nothing to feel bad or guilty about, and there are treatments available to lessen the appearance of cellulite. After examining these cellulite treatment options, talk to your friends and find out what treatments they have tried; you may just find the answer you have been looking for!