More secret weapons that fight cellulite
In the first part of my series of weapons that fight cellulite I gave you an insight on what diet and pills to use in order to burn fat and cellulite. Now I am going to talk a bit about anti cellulite creams, clothing and some other supplements that burn fat and help you get rid of cellulite.
1. Aminophylline Cream
This cutting-edge anti-cellulite cream contains the organic compound aminophylline, also used in many inhalable asthma drugs. When applied topically, this compound helps break down fat in cells so it can burn easier.
Aminophylline cream, available online for about 40 dollars a bottle, should be applied to the affected area on a daily basis. To supercharge this treatment, add vitamin C, which helps to build collagen. Make sure you get 75 mg of vitamin C each day. One kiwi or a cup of strawberries will do the trick.
2. Retinol Cream
Retinol is a form of vitamin A that reduces the presence of free radicals responsible for the breakdown of collagen.
Retinol helps maintain skin smoothness and makes cellulite bulges less visible. Look for 100,000 IUs of vitamin A per 2-ounce jar. For best results, use 100% retinol cream with added vitamin A, C and E.
3. Massage Devices
Massage devices actually DO work. Here’s why: Cellulite develops because fibrous connective bands between the skin and fat pull the fat to the surface, creating a rippled skin appearance. By creating friction, you can loosen or soften those bands temporarily.
Massage helps by stimulating circulation and draining excess fluids. When the fat cells aren’t as "full", the lumps appear smoothed. Try a massage product with battery-powered rollers.
4. Caffeine Creams
Caffeine creams DO work. Caffeine works on the spot by breaking down fat cells, making skin smoother and less lumpy. The caffeine actually dehydrates the area where the cellulite is, tightening and firming the skin for a temporary smooth appearance. When purchasing these products, examine the ingredients, which are always listed in order of concentration. You want to choose a product with about a 5% caffeine concentration. Caffeine creams typically range in price from about 20 to even 150 dollars.
The take home message: There’s no permanent cure for cellulite, but there are ways to reduce its appearance. Don’t throw your money away on expensive products or treatments. Try one of these affordable, effective secret weapons first.
5. Horse Chestnut Extract
The ingredient aescin, found in horse chestnut extract, is useful for decreasing small pores on the capillary walls and improving blood flow. Creams containing horse chestnut extract also reduce inflammation and fluid build-up and are available at health food stores.
6. Anti-Cellulite Clothing
Capri leggings made by Delfin Spa contain a bioceramic material that generates heat and helps break down cellulite cells. Delfin Spa capris and other apparel are available online.
Elastic underwear pinches on the cellulite, exaggerating its appearance. Switch to non-elastic undergarments made of smooth fabric with an invisible edge. You’ll create even pressure on the skin, increase blood flow, and prevent fat from being pushed up and deposited in unwanted areas. Thongs and capri-length undergarments that reach just below the knee are also good choices.