Women of all shapes and sizes are plagued by cellulite. It can occur anywhere on the body, but it appears mostly on the legs, stomach and arms as orange peel-looking lumps. While it may look like something more complex, cellulite is actually just fat that clumps together under the skin. It's tough to get rid of cellulite completely, but there are definitely ways to reduce the appearance of cellulite and get a smoother, more toned looking body.
Keeping to a proper diet helps get rid of cellulite. The more fat you eat in excess of your body's needs, the more fat you have. Cellulite is basically fat. Try to eat a well-balanced diet that is full of healthy foods like vegetables and fruits. Also, try not to gain and lose weight too often. Yo-yo dieting can stretch the skin and make cellulite more noticeable.
Exercise to help firm the body and burn the fat. It’s a great way to diminish the appearance of cellulite. Building muscle through weight lifting will help to get rid of some of the cellulite. Yoga and Pilates both use many different parts of the body and help to reduce cellulite.
Spread on one of the lotions, creams and gels out there for cellulite. Every body is different so it's a good idea to try a few out before deciding which works best. The most expensive are not always the best for cellulite. Caffeine is often used in products to help get rid of cellulite. Alpha Hydroxy Acids and Retinoids can also help.
Keep the circulation up to help to get rid of cellulite. Using a bath brush or loofah is one way to do this. Massage can also help make cellulite less prevalent as it improves circulation. After brushing or massaging, a sunless tanning lotion can be applied. A darker skin color will help make the cellulite less noticeable.
Using Endermologie has been shown to help cellulite. It is the only cellulite treatment approved in the United States by the FDA (Food & Drug Administration). It was developed in France and helps get rid of cellulite. The machine is used in a dermatologist or plastic surgeon's office to roll over the cellulite, smoothing it out through folding and unfolding skin with rollers.