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Tips to Smooth Cellulite

Cellulite is deposits or collections of fat and toxins that are trapped in pockets under the skin. Cellulite most commonly shows itself on the stomach, thighs and buttocks. While both sexes can end up with cellulite it is more commonly found in women due to hormonal changes that take place throughout their lives. Cellulite has a lumpy, dimpled, puckered and uneven appearance that many people compare to that of cottage cheese. Cellulite pushes up against the connective tissue that is found beneath the skin and gives it the look that all women detest. If you are not sure how to identify cellulite then do the test- pinch the skin on your upper thigh and if it looks sort of lumpy then you definitely have cellulite. Another thing to try is to turn around and look at your buttocks in the mirror. Squeeze the muscles and take a look. If you see a cottage cheese look then you’ve got cellulite.

Influential factors

Many factors influence how much cellulite you have on your body. These factors include your gender, your genetic makeup, your age, how thick your skin is and how much fat you have on your body. Overweight people tend to have more cellulite than thinner people but that does not mean that thin people are immune- they are not. Many people who lose a lot of weight are prone to plenty of cellulite as well.

What to do about cellulite?

It is diet and exercise that play the most essential roles in decreasing the look of cellulite. While it is not easy to get rid of the cellulite you already have, there are ways to reduce the appearance of it and to lessen your chances of developing more.

Detoxifying your body with the emphasis on the colon and liver is helpful. Cut back on the amount of salt you consume as well as fatty foods and stop smoking cigarettes and taking in too much caffeine. Drinking plenty of water is beneficial as is ensuring that you eat plenty of foods that are rich in antioxidants such as salmon, blueberries and strawberries. Also eat foods rich in a variety of nutrients such as soy and nuts. Onions are an excellent food for fighting cellulite. Always make sure you consume plenty of essential fatty acids, B vitamins and glucosamine on a regular basis.

Increase the amount of exercise you do on a consistent basis. Lose weight if you must and choose exercises that tone both the buttocks and the legs such as walking, climbing the stairs, biking, Pilates and yoga. A higher concentration of muscle to replace fat will help diminish the appearance of cellulite.

Decreasing the appearance of cellulite is about increasing blood circulation to the areas where you have it and also breaking up the fatty deposits. You can try compression stockings like the solidea product line, to help with circulation. This can be accomplished by massaging the cellulite-ridden areas regularly. Using an exfoliating product on the troubled areas and/or an exfoliating scrub or exfoliating body wash is another way to accomplish this end.

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