Cellulite is the fat deposit, found closer to the surface than the subcutaneous normal fat deposits. One of the most pressing issues for women is how to get rid of the cellulite on their body. This cellulite can be described as a dimpling pattern of fat which is found on the hips, thighs and buttocks of many women. Sometimes if they are really unlucky, some women get cellulite on their upper arms.
It is a fact that women are much more likely to have cellulite than men. This fact is due to the layout of a component in the skin called the septa and its elasticity. Due to its design, women develop cellulite as they get older and get that orange peel look on their skin.
There are several causes of cellulite. The most common is of course, aging. Cellulite is a type of fat tissue, and we can find it just below the surface of our skin. This layer of skin contains bands of connecting tissue, containing fat cells. A lack of exercise, a bad diet, insufficient water intake, birth control pills, smoking and drinking or stress are the most common causes of cellulite. Also, in some cases, genetics play an important role. If your mother or grandmother had cellulite, you will probably suffer from this condition too.
The problem that comes with cellulite is how to get rid of it. Unfortunately, none of the methods used can be considered totally effective. Yet, if you combine several ways, you can often improve your cellulite even if you can’t make it disappear. The first thing to try is some creams, gels and lotions. Depending on their ingredients, they can often have good results. The advantage is they are applied directly on the affected parts of the body, and are more likely to be effective than pills that can be taken.
There are also creams and lotions that will have no beneficial effects at all. There are some ingredients that creams need to contain in order to have positive results on cellulite. One of these ingredients is methylxanthine. Specialists have found clear evidence that show this substance penetrates the skin much easier thus reducing the cellulite aspect of your skin.
A good diet can also be of great help. Antioxidants, amino acids, essential fatty acids or lecithin based diets will reduce the amount of stored fluids; improve circulation and cellular inflammation, leading to a cellulite reduction.
Exercise is also useful in your attempt to get rid of your cellulite. There are special programs designed by physicians that usually have good results. A good exercise program, combined with a proper diet will assure your skin is much improved. The programs mean you have to take light exercises, and sometimes they can be really fun. Aerobic classes are strongly recommended. Sometimes, even long walks, playing sports, ridding a bicycle or swimming will lead to a cellulite reduction.
What you need to know about these techniques is that, only if you combine them you will have positive results. If you don’t combine them, and use one technique alone, you will only get temporarily results, and the cellulite will appear again on your body.