Best 7 ways to cure and hide cellulite
As you look in the mirror you notice something on the back of your legs that's lumpy and dimpled, almost like the consistency of cottage cheese. To your horror, you realize it's cellulite. Unfortunately almost all women get it, and it's something that, naturally, they positively dread.
Best ways to get rid of cellulite
Although it's impossible to fully get rid of cellulite once you have it, there are various tips and tricks women can follow to prevent or disguise cellulite just in time for summer.**
1. Body Brushing & Massages
Although there's no scientific evidence supporting the idea that body brushing or massages can help reduce cellulite forever, it is a temporary solution that many women turn to.
"The active massage — the same thing goes for stretch marks — stimulates collagen remodeling," Dr. Ahluwalia said. "If you’re massaging the area, that helps the body to remodel and restimulate collagen formation and breakdown. So you’re moving things around a little bit. I often tell my patients, especially pregnant women, to massage the buttock area and abdominal area to help prevent stretch marks and cellulite formation during that time frame."
Introduced in the U.S. in the 1990s, Dr. Lionel Bissoon was the first to begin practicing this method. Through mesotherapy, medications are injected into the skin and the fat.
"It's kind of like a needle breakdown like a liposuction technique would be done but you’re not removing the fat," Dr. Ahluwalia said. " You have the cellulite and there’s an attachment, almost like a scar, to the deeper levels of the skin so it kind of breaks that down. Sometimes that can lift up that dimpling effect."
3. Tanning to hide cellulite
Have you ever felt like you looked thinner thanks to your newly-bronzed skin after a day in the sun? Well as it turns out, tanning can also help lessen the appearance of cellulite as well, making your skin look more toned. While you can do this at home with self-tanner, spending a little money on yourself and getting a spray tan will also help. Cottage cheese thighs be gone!
4. Anti cellulite coffee wraps & scrubs
Before you throw out those coffee grounds you used for your morning cup of joe, trying using them in a wrap to help reduce the appearance of cellulite. Known to be moderately effective for short term reduction, the wrap reportedly tightens the tissue thanks to the caffeine in the coffee. Either scrub the target area with your coffee grounds mixture or place the mixture on the area and wrap with plastic wrap for about 15 minutes. You should repeat this a few times a week.
5. Anti cellulite exercises
Shift your bum and shift some cellulite. Swimming is excellent for toning trouble zones such as thighs and bums, as it strengthens the tissue covering the legs.
It's also great for getting your blood pumping and improving circulation - which is vital for keeping your skin healthy.
6. Moisturize to fight cellulite
You don?t need to spend big bucks on fancy anti-cellulite creams, just use a body moisturiser – and lots of it. The secret is in taking time to massage it in, as this boosts circulation and improves the appearance of your skin's surface.
7. Cellulaze anti cellulite treatment over liposuction
Having been around for years, many women resort to liposuction to reduce the appearance of cellulite though it's really meant for contouring your body. This surgical procedure removes excess fat deposits and tightens the skin for a slimmer look. However, in order to really target cellulite rather than fat, many doctors recommend Cellulaze, a laser treatment that attacks the cellulite beneath the surface.
"Liposuction can be used to remove the fat but you end up getting more dimpling," Dr. Ahluwalia said. "I tell patients that you may look better in clothes, but if not in clothes it may actually look worse after liposuction."