If you are embarrassed by cellulite, that “cottage cheese” like appearance on your thighs, then you’re probably ready to find a way to get rid of it. Well, you are not alone. Many women, feel self-conscious about cellulite. Fortunately, you don’t have to learn to accept it because there is something you can do about it.
There are some ways to get rid of your cellulite or at least minimize it. Some of these solutions are complex, and you will need a doctor to get the treatment. Others are relatively simple, and you can do them yourself.
Most cellulite is the result of genetics, but you should also review your lifestyle. For example, recent weight gain will make your cellulite look more noticeable than that which accumulated over time.
So, as with many other body image problems, you should lose weight and stay at the best possible weight for you. Make sure you’re eating healthy foods. Try to eat foods that are rich in antioxidants because they will help you maintain firm skin. Also, include regular exercise in your daily routine. When you exercise, focus on workouts that will add muscle tone to the parts of your body with cellulite. Be sure you keep yourself hydrated by drinking a lot of water every day. Doing so will help flush fat out of your body.
Stress is another factor that leads to cellulite. That’s because stress affects the way your body stores fat. Use stress reduction techniques such as meditation, yoga and proper time management. Another benefit of learning to relax is you’ll feel a lot better and have a more positive attitude too.
If you are taking hormone-based birth control, it might be helpful to change to a method that does not contain hormones. Of course, this might not be possible, so you should use what works
best for you. However, if you don’t make a change, it might be increasing the amount of cellulite on your body.
If these lifestyle changes do not show any improve, there are other treatments available to you. There are over the counter products that you can apply to your skin, and some have had positive results in reducing cellulite. When applied, directly to the affected area, these gels and creams have sometimes shown an ability to work by firming the skin. A firmer skin, can sometimes make the cellulite appear less noticeable.
For treatment from a doctor, you should see a dermatologist. A doctor can subscribe laser treatment or liposuction, both of which will help reduce cellulite. These procedures can be somewhat expensive, but they can be effective.
In conclusion, if you are annoyed by the appearance of cellulite on your thighs and other parts of your body, there are ways to reduce or get rid of it. They range from at home treatments, to those you will need to get from a doctor. So if you find having cellulite is affecting your self- confidence, it is time to look for a good solution.
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