Dimples are charming when somebody smiles, but cellulite dimples elsewhere on the body are not so pleasant to look at. Cellulite causes those unwanted dimples which women have to deal with when they wear skimpy clothes and expose their bodies on the beach.
We get that “orange peel” or “ricotta cheese” look because the layer right below the skin is wrapped in a padding of fatty connective tissue which makes the surface of the skin pucker. Water retention problems as well as food ingredients such as additives, chemical preservatives, and hormones can cause cellulite. It appears on most women regardless of weight or age–even a slender woman can get cellulite if the fat has penetrated the skin’s upper layers. From liposuction to numerous gels and creams, there are many remedies and treatments designed to eradicate the dimply effect of cellulite. Natural solutions to reduce cellulite include drinking plenty of liquids, exercising, and eating a low-fat diet.
Below are a few more tips to help you combat cellulite.
Water Drinking lots of water will help to remove cellulite. Water flushes away excess salt and toxins from your skin. Try to avoid salty foods because they cause fluid retention in the deep fat tissues, so dimples become more pronounced. Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. Water, along with water-rich foods, can diminish cellulite dimples.
Watermelon This fruit contains 92% water, and it prevents the body from retaining fluids. Watermelon can be a great, refreshing substitute for sugary juices since contains it natural sugars.
Pineapple This exotic fruit consists of more than 86% of water and helps extract fluids from the tissue. One of the biggest benefits we can get from this fruit is that it may promote collagen growth, which strengthens skin elasticity.
Caffeine Creams Caffeine temporarily eliminates water in the connective tissue, making the cellulite’s appearance less noticeable. Caffeine, the main ingredient in many cellulite creams, works to tighten blood vessels and minimize the unwanted bumps. For the best firming results, look for such creams easily found in every drugstore, such as St. Ives Cellulite Shield Advanced Body Moisturizer, Nivea, or Vichy Cellu Destock.
Exercise We can combat cellulite by maintaining a healthy body weight and getting plenty of exercise. Stomach, butt, and thighs are three cellulite-prone zones, and, for this reason, we need to keep them toned at all times! The best types of cellulite reduction exercises target the glutes and built lean muscle mass. Squats, lunges, and lots of cardio will definitely do the trick.
Nothing is going to keep you 100% cellulite free for life, and nothing can cure it magically overnight, but the right diet and exercise will diminish its lumpy appearance.
By Michelle Blaga, social media and blog contributor at Lucille Roberts.