Cellulite: Causes, Treatment, And Prevention

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Cellulite: Most women have it on their thighs, bottoms, or bellies. It"s normal, but if yours bothers you, there are ways to make it less noticeable.

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Exercise Smart

Get moving. It"s one of the best treatments. It won"t make your cellulite disappear, but svào muscles under lumpy areas can make your skin look more even. Try a three-part plan: a healthy diet, brisk exercise, & moves that tone your muscles.


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Eat More Raw Foods

Eat more fiber -- in whole grains, fruit, & vegetables -- instead of "empty"-calorie foods. The simple or "refined" carbs found in many breads, candy, và soft drinks add calories. This leads to lớn fat, especially in cellulite-prone areas.


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Lose a Few Pounds

Skinny or plump, you can have sầu cellulite. But extra weight often makes it more visible. If you"re overweight, the best remedy is khổng lồ shed a few pounds. Try to lớn thua thảm weight slowly, though. Yo-yo dieting can make cellulite look worse. If you"ve lost a lot of weight, it might show up in areas where your skin is loose. Ask your doctor about treatments.


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Kiông chồng the Habit

Every puff affects the blood supply to your skin. It gets thinner và more likely khổng lồ sag. This makes the cellulite on your arms, thighs, & bottom more visible. Ask your doctor which stop-smoking method is best for you.


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Massage the Dimpled Zone

Take a few extra minutes every day lớn give sầu these spots a firm rubdown.Try it in the shower or when you apply lotion. Massage improves blood flow & gets rid of excess fluid, which may make dimples less noticeable for a while.


Take Products on a Test Run

Creams with plant extracts might make your skin look better for a while. For example, products with caffeine can help quickly tighten your skin. But would a mas sa or your normal moisturizer work just as well? Run a kiểm tra. And before you slather yourself with a new sản phẩm, try a small dab so you know how your skin reacts.


Add Retinol Cream to Your Routine

When you scan ads for firming creams, look for the word retinol. It won"t cure cellulite -- nothing does. But it can improve your skin"s look and texture. A sản phẩm with 0.3% retinol is best. You need lớn use it for at least 6 months to see effects. It should thicken your skin"s outer layer to help cover bumpy areas underneath.


Smooth on a "Bottle Tan"

If you have fair skin, a self-tanner may help. Dimpled areas are less noticeable on darker skin. Start with a gentle toàn thân scrub, then apply a self-tanning lotion to lớn cellulite areas only. Next spritz your entire body with a tanning spray. Pass on a real chảy. It"ll damage your skin & make cellulite look worse.

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Step Out in Support Stockings

Modern support hose don"t look lượt thích those thiông chồng, saggy things your granny wore. If you wear them often, your skin should look smoother because they help prevent cellulite from storing fluid. Your doctor or pharmacist can help you choose the right grade. The catch: It could take a year or two!


Indulge in a Body Wrap

Hit the spa! A body toàn thân wrap can tighten & smooth your skin for a while. The effects last about a day, và costs vary. A body toàn thân shaper or an elastic bandage wrapped around your cellulite zones might give you spa làm đẹp results for less cash.


Massage và Suction Team Up

Lipomas sa uses a rolling suction device khổng lồ gather và mas sa your skin. The treatment is FDA-approved but it"s also pricey. And it may take several sessions lớn get results. The benefits are likely to lớn go away unless you have sầu it done over & over.


Bring the Heat With Lasers & RF

Lasers or radiofrequency (RF) blast your skin with heat, plus added mas sa & suction. The treatments can give sầu your bumps a smoother look -- in some cases, for 6 months or more. They don"t hurt much, but can be expensive sầu, & you may need several visits.


Cellulaze Shows Promise

This FDA-approved surgery zaps cellulite at the source. The doctor slips a laser under your skin to lớn shrink fat cells, cut the tough bands that cause bumps, & thicken your skin. Results should last a year or more, but the long-term effects are unknown. Make sure you go to a board-certified cosmetic surgeon for this procedure. It may not work well if you"re very heavy or have severe cellulite. Ask your doctor for guidance.


Single Treatment Success

Cellfina, another FDA-approved treatment, promises lớn reduce cellulite in a single session. Your doctor will numb the area then insert a needle-sized device in your skin. They’ll slice through the cellulite-causing bands under your skin that cause the lumps và bumps. The changes should last about 2 years. Cellfina doesn’t work if you have sầu loose skin or so-called “orange peel” cellulite.


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