Yes, we’re going there, to the most dreaded skin condition: cellulite. Here’s a fact: almost every woman has it, even the skinny ones, so it’s not all about weight (but keeping your weight under control helps, of course!). We tend to spend small fortunes on this week’s “miraculous cream”, but almost every time results fail to appear.
So what can we do? First of all, acknowledge that there isn’t a fail-proof way to get rid of cellulite. In fact, since it’s genetically-conditioned, it’s harder to fight than other skin conditions. While you may not be able to get rid of it completely, there are still things you can do to reduce its appearance or, if it hasn’t set in yet, make sure it will stay away from your thighs. Let’s begin:
Use a body brush when you shower
Brushing your skin (especially those areas that are most cellulite-prone, like the thighs, buttocks and abdomen) ensures proper blood circulation and lymphatic drainage. In other words, it helps flush the toxins that cause cellulite away from your body. After brushing your skin, make sure to hydrate it with a nourishing lotion, as dry skin is also a factor that favors the onset and development of cellulite.
Cardio exercise is a great way to keep cellulite away or even diminish its appearance. Running, swimming and cycling are all excellent choices to fight cellulite. Exercising helps because it burns fat aka cellulite. One last tip here: don’t start running marathons if you’re just beginning to exercise. Take it slow and work your way up to more strenuous exercises.
Drink plenty of water
The recommended water intake is another great way to flush the toxins away from your body, irrespective of your lifestyle and food choices, but especially if you don’t exercise too much and eat a lot of unhealthy foods. However, don’t overdo it: if you drink too much water, swelling may occur, which will only enhance the appearance of cellulite.
Protein stimulates the production of elastin and collagen in your body. Even more, protein helps with strengthening muscles, which, in turn, prevents the appearance and spread of cellulite.
Not only do these two compounds help you fight cellulite, they also help keep your skin smooth and looking young. In order to get the most out of your diet, try eating lean meats, yogurt, skimmed milk and nuts.
This procedure is effective irrespective of the amount of cellulite you have. Also known as body contouring, TriLipo is a state-of-the-art alternative to liposuction surgery and a great way to fight cellulite. Since it has none of the unpleasant side effects of surgeries, you can enjoy its results without any pain or downtime. However, be advised that this procedure can only reduce the appearance of cellulite significantly, not eliminate it completely.