Best active ingredients in anti cellulite creams according to Dr. Oz
Are you aware of the fact that there are several myths revolving around why we suffer from cellulite and what might help us get rid of it? You think you know the truth about cellulite? Well the truth is that there are a lot of misconceptions and we're being misinformed about what causes or helps us remove that dimpled effect of the skin.
Dr. Oz gives advice on how to get rid of cellulite
Of course this being such a juicy topic, one of America's most loved doctors, Dr. Oz just had to do some research on the topic and try to find what actually helps us cure cellulite forever. Dr. Oz tried to reveal some tips that work against cellulite and two of the best ingredients that a cellulite removing cream must contain in order for it to be efficient.
Dr. Oz crushed two huge cellulite myths. The first one being that you can't get rid of cellulite, that you're stuck with it for ever and ever and the second one being that cellulite happens just because you are out of shape. Of course the most loved doctor in America had to also share some helpful tips about how we can manage to remove cellulite.
Best ways to remove cellulite
Here are a few methods women try to take the dimple out of their butt and thigh regions:
- Taking a seaweed bath
- Rubbing apple cider vinegar on the skin
- Vacuuming over the puckered skin
- Rubbing citrus fruit into the skin
- Taking a mud bath infused with electrolytes
Unfortunately Dr. Oz tells us that all of these anti cellulite methods are nothing more than myths that have no scientific evidence to support them. Although these truly are cellulite myths, some of them carry a bit of true information in them. One of these truths is that you don't have to be overweight in order to have cellulite, skinny women can also be affected by cellulite.
Skinnier women have the exact same anatomy as a heavier woman, the explanation being that beneath the layers of your skin is a fibrous net of tissue that holds the fat in place beneath the skin. This netting is what keeps skin looking smooth. However, as we age, we undergo hormonal changes, and even based on our individual genetics, that fibrous netting begins to weaken and break resulting in fat cells that begin to bulge up against the overlying layers of skin producing the bumpy, puckered, dimpled skin we all know as cellulite.
Those dimples in the skin that create the cellulite look are there to stay if we don't strengthen those fibers.
Best cellulite removing tips
So how can we actually strengthen the skin fibers in order to make the cellulite disappear. The shocking information that Dr. Oz gives us is that we won't do that by exercising. Exercise helps the muscles below the skin and fat to grow and that helps the appearance of our skin only to a certain degree, it won't make the lumps and bumps go away.
So how can we remove cellulite then?
Anti cellulite method 1- offer your body hydration by eating foods with a high water content
Dr. Oz tells viewers that rehydrating your body with wet foods filled with nutrition such as strawberries, watermelon, cantaloupe and cucumbers is a great way to help smoothen skin.
“All of these have the water you need for the collagen and they have the nutrients you need to rebuild that area to flatten it out,” says Dr. Oz.
Anti cellulite method 2 - best cellulite fighting ingredients in anti cellulite creams
Although you may read a lot of negative reviews for just about every anti cellulite cream out there and it may seem that nothing works wonders on cellulite Dr. Oz sheds some light on the subject and tells us that there are products that can work, but only if they share two anti cellulite ingredients.
The two key ingredients that cellulite fighting creams share are caffeine and retinol. Most dermatologists recommend them as being the best active ingredients that an anti cellulite treatment must contain, giving that they can also shrink some of the fat cells.
Dr. Oz recommends choosing skin creams that contain 0.4% retinol, and to be sure to apply it to the problem areas 3 times a day. You usually have to use an anti cellulite cream for at least two weeks in order to see some real results.
Anti cellulite method 3 - dry skin brushing
I bet that you all think that most salon anti cellulite treatments are the most effective cellulite remedies. That's a common misconception probably fed to the public by the anti cellulite product producers and anti cellulite salons. It's true that expensive cellulite treatments like anti cellulite wraps, anti cellulite laser treatments, anti cellulite liposuction and vacuum procedures all work together in order to help us get rid of cellulite.
Dr. Oz tells us that you can achieve some of these results with only a dry brush that will only cost you 20$. Dr. Oz also advises us to start at the lower part of your leg and thigh and work the dry brush in an upward circular motion. This action will not only achieve what the much more expensive method does, but will also exfoliate dead skin cells to make your skin look even better.