Most people know that cellulite is the dimpled skin which is mostly found on thighs. Additionally, most people do not like the way it looks, and it seems like an endless search to get rid of it.
What is cellulite?
Cellulite happens when fatty tissue which is found deep in the skin pushes against the connective tissue. Little dimples are formed in areas such as the thighs because there is more fatty tissue here.
85% of women over the age of 21 have cellulite problems. Normally men do not have this problem, and if they do it does not seem as bad as in women.
There are several reasons why we see cellulite on thighs:
- Family history of cellulite
- Inflammation of tissues
- Excess weight gain
- Poor circulation
- Thin skin in older people
While it may not look attractive, cellulite does not do any harm. We perceive it to be ugly and always try to get rid of it.
There are lots of different ways to get rid of unwanted cellulite and fortunately many of them can be used without laying out too much money.
For this you will ned to employ the services of a professional massage person because they are trained to perform this. Massage also has soothing effects on the mind so has more than one effect.
Massage will also improve lymphatic drainage which may reduce your cellulite and smooth your skin.
Because massage therapists use creams your skin will become softer and smoother with less dimples from the cellulite.
To see the benefits of this remedy you may need to have several sessions with the massage therapist.
Get a tan
The easiest way to do this is to use a fake tan lotion. A darker skin shows less dimples and gives the impression of extra smooth skin even when there is cellulite in the thigh area.
Before you apply the tanning lotion you should exfoliate your legs. This will give an evener layer of lotion.
It is not a good idea to lie in the sun too long as this will cause premature wrinkling of the skin.
Use a roller
These are relatively inexpensive, and you can use a cellulite roller in your own home. They are ideal for massaging the thigh area and smoothing the skin, so the dimples significantly reduce.
Drink extra water
Adding more water to your diet may help remove cellulite. Water removes the toxins which lead to fat accumulating. Drinking extra water also improves circulation and lymphatic flow, so cellulite has less chance to form.
Watch your weight
Losing some weight (if you are overweight) can reduce the appearance of cellulite. Unfortunately, even slim people sometimes develop cellulite issues, so it is important to only lose weight if you are obese or overweight.
There are many different types of exercise which will help to firm up thighs and bottom area, and this will reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Squats and lunges are excellent for developing the muscles of the legs and can be done in your home without even using weights.
To sum up
There is no way to prevent cellulite and neither can you predict who will develop it and who will not. Heredity does play a part in cellulite although just because your mom had it, you may not develop it.
There are several things that will improve the unsightly look of the dimpling although you may never fully be able to remove it. Having a tan will help as a darker skin shows cellulite less than light skin. You will find many good quality fake tan lotions on the market.
Using a cellulite roller at home will give good results and a smooth appearance to your thighs. These are inexpensive and easy to use.
Making lifestyle changes to your diet and weight is another way to keep cellulite under control. While we cannot change our age, we can change our weight and exercise a little more, both of which will help to reduce cellulite.
In very serious cases of cellulite you should discuss it with a dermatologist. There are some treatments such as laser therapy which may improve the appearance of cellulite. If you choose this method, you should be aware that cellulite can never be fully removed, and you may need to repeat the treatment to keep it under control.
Having a home remedy for cellulite will, in the long run, work out far cheaper than laser therapy and is easy to do at home.