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Alternatives For Cellulite Reduction

Cellulite is the dimpling, lumpy appearance of the skin, that commonly occurs in women after puberty. It is most visible on the thighs, buttocks, and belly. Other common names include orange peel syndrome and cottage cheese skin. Cellulite is not a disease and should NOT be confused with cellulitis, which is the infection of the skin and underlying tissues. The skin has three layers: the epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous fat.

Vertical bands of connective tissue called “fibrous septae” connect the dermis to underlying soft tissues. Cellulite happens when fat cells accumulated in the subcutaneous fat layer push the skin up while the fibrous septae pull it down. These two actions in opposite directions result in the bumpy appearance of the skin. In people with thin skin, this becomes even more noticeable. Causes of cellulite are not fully understood but the following factors are likely to be involved: – Hormonal: Over 80% of women over the age of 20 have some degree of cellulite.

Cellulite is rare in men but is more common in those with androgen deficiency.

– Genetic: Some genetic make-ups are likely to be predisposing factors. You have more chance of getting it if other women in the family have it. – Lifestyle: Diet and exercise hold a fair share of contributions. Reducing body fat typically improves cellulite appearance.

Extreme diet, however, may produce adverse effects as thinner skin makes it more visible. Various therapies are available including massages, heat therapy, ultrasound, and drugs… These treatments supposedly act to either reduce subcutaneous fat or thicken the skin, but none are scientifically proven to be effective in the long term.

The latest technology based on releasing the fibrous septae has received a better response from scientists. Cellulase, a device that uses laser beams to cut through these septae, has produced promising initial results in U.S. clinical trials. It’s been advised, however, to take this approach with precaution given the newness of the technique and shortness of long-term data.

Finally, although it sounds cliché, the best treatment for cellulite is to maintain a healthy lifestyle: eating healthy, no extreme diet, drinking lots of fluids, and exercising daily.

If you’re lazy, and if you have cellulite then this remedy is just for you! All you need is one part of apple cider vinegar and 2 parts of water, a little bit of honey is fine.

Make it a paste Apply it on your affected areas and leave it on for 30 minutes, and wash it off with lukewarm water that’s it! If you want instant results do this daily and be consistent with it. Another great home remedy that’s really effective is tomato juice and lemon.

Tomatoes help break down all the fat thereby reducing cellulite So you need 1/4 cup of tomato juice and add a teaspoon of lemon to it mix it to form a paste apply for 15 to 20 minutes and after that wash it off with lukewarm water, do this once a week and you’re good to go! I have some more tips to share with you guys Drink lots of water drink lots of green tea and go for massages it’s the best excuse to pamper yourself! Moisturize regularly, do not wear tight clothes too often and you can have junk food but then make sure that you exercise because if you exercise then there’ll be no cellulite! Try any of these home remedies and you will see a visible reduction in the appearance of your dimpled skin, also it’s a great alternative to all those expensive treatments and doesn’t bother so much about cellulite because even Kim Kardashian Has it so it’s okay! Let me know if you like this video.



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