Most medical professionals will agree that the most effective and inexpensive way to prevent and cure cellulite and to reduce its appearance is to adopt a healthy lifestyle. For some, this may not seem like an easy option as it involves monitoring what you eat and drink as well as undertaking exercise on a regular basis. Despite the thousands of cellulite potions, lotion, creams products and pills available, very few have actually been scientifically proven to actually work.
Cellulite creams are designed to be rubbed into the areas of cellulite on a daily basis. Cellulite creams contain a variety of ingredients which are supposed to stimulate fat metabolism - for instance xanthines - in laboratory conditions, but recent studies have not shown them to be effective with cellulite. They may also cause an allergic reaction.
Cellulite creams were tested in a double-blind study published in the British Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 1999. After 12 weeks, only 3 of 17 women reported even slight improvements.
Cellulite-Ltd is not like messy creams or lotions and is invisible on the skin after application.
Cellulite is a condition mainly affecting women. It begins to appear in girls around the age of 14 and increases as we mature and the subcutaneous skin layer thins and redistributes. Cellulite often forms in postnatal women and those who take birth control pills because the waste system can’t get rid of the enormous flow of estrogen in the body. Cellulite can develop after a traumatic injury if the circulatory system has been disturbed. A sedentary lifestyle leads to a hardening of the connective tissue, causing a dimpling of the skin.
Men rarely develop cellulite because their network of fat cells occurs deep in the skin. If you were to look at a map of the female body from the inside out, you would see that the cells are smooth in shape and nearly reach the surface of the skin, causing a dimpling effect. Men’s cells are shaped more sharply and reside deeper in the skin, rarely poking through to cause the ripples we associate with cellulite.
When it comes to a cellulite solution, don’t expect miracles. But by combining good eating and exercise habits with stress reduction smoother body skin can result. An increase in circulation through massage definitely provides an assist. The key to preventing and fighting cellulite is to purify the body with a combination of exercise, a healthy diet, tension reduction and proper circulation.
What you eat and drink will make a difference to the amount of cellulite you have, especially when combined with regular exercise. To help reduce or prevent cellulite forming, avoid processed and refined foods which contain excess salt, sugar or fat. Follow a diet rich in fresh fruit and vegetables, whole grains, beans and legumes. These high fiber foods help eliminate waste and toxins. Reduce your intake of coffee, tea, sugar, salt and alcohol, all of which create a build up of toxins in the body.
For more recommendations on a healthy, alkaline diet which will benefit your skin, see The Rosacea Diet.