Afraid of baring all in your bikini or worried about wearing figure hugging pants because of your cellulite? Then it may be time to explore using a cellulite lotion to target your problem areas.
For most women cellulite is the bane of their life. If effects around 90% of all women and size is not an indicator – you can be very slim with cellulite or overweight and dimple-free.
Basically cellulite is just ordinary body fat – it is the way its stored that creates the telltale orange peel rippled effect. The fat is stored between connective tissues within the deep layers of the skin. The more fat that is stored in these compartments results in a worsening of cellulite. However, the strength of the connective tissues also plays a part. If the connective tissue is weak then the fat will bulge more. This is how slim women without much fat can be plagued by cellulite.
Cellulite lotions have been developed to address this very unique and distressing problem that tends to effect women more than men, but do they work? Today, you can find all sorts of cellulite lotions with varying ingredients and capabilities.
The more advanced lotions aim to:
1. Minimize the appearance of cellulite.
2. Tighten and tone your skin.
3. Improve the circulation of blood.
4. Enhance the appearance and texture of your skin.
Cellulite lotions claim to have the capability to remove excess fats in the body that cannot be removed by exercise. This is especially in areas that have been known to build up fats more. Through regular use of cellulite lotion there is the promise of toning and smoothing some of this hard to reach cellulite areas.
However, it pays to have a healthy skepticism, as there is not much proof that cellulite creams actually work; nor however is there much in the way of research forthcoming from the cellulite lotion makers to prove that they do work.
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Most cellulite lotions come with instructions to ‘massage’ the lotion into the effective areas and also to follow a healthy diet and exercise regime. This makes it hard to know whether it is the cream reducing the appearance of cellulite or the massage and change in diet and exercise.
The very act of massaging can help to stimulate blood circulation to effected areas and helps to disperse excess fluid.
For best results, it is best to consult first with a skin specialist. They will be able to advise you which of the many cellulite lotions you should chose from. Be aware however, that some ingredients may cause allergic reaction to sensitive skin.
One way of trying a lotion is to rub a small amount into one problem area and monitor results for a month. If there is improvement in skin appearance then you can start to use the product on all your other areas, as you know it will work. This will save you money and is a good way of finding the most effect cellulite lotion for you.