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Get Rid of Cellulite with the Best Cellulite Treatment and Cellulite Creams

Updated on May 1, 2014

What is Cellulite?

Cellulite is a concern for many people. Its characteristic lumps, bumps and dimpling plague women of all weights and fitness levels. The big question is … what can be done to eliminate or reduce cellulite ? Everyone wants to know if cellulite reduction is possible and what’s the most effective cellulite treatment.

The first thing we need to understand is exactly what cellulite is and how it’s formed.

Cellulite is caused by fat deposits beneath the skin and as the adipose or fatty tissue pushes up against the connective tissue, it forms the dimples we see as cellulite. Research has shown that people who are prone to cellulite have a different pattern of connective tissue than those who are not afflicted with this problem. Men are much less likely to have cellulite because of the structure of their connective tissue.

Cellulite Reduction

Adipose Connective Tissue

Adipose connective Tissue and the appearance of cellulite.
Adipose connective Tissue and the appearance of cellulite.

Cellulite can be caused by hormonal changes brought on by puberty or pregnancy as well as pre/post menopausal periods. Some anomalies, such as the overproduction of estrogen or disturbances in the endocrine functions can also increase fat storage and result in cellulite deposits. A sedentary lifestyle and poor diet can contribute to weight gain and excess fat storage which will increase the visible appearance of cellulite. Another major cause of cellulite is attributed to poor blood circulation and poor lymphatic flow.

The degree or severity of cellulite depends on a number of contributing factors. The factors that have the greatest impact include your genes (heredity), gender and the amount of overall body fat you’ve accumulated. The appearance of cellulite is also dependent on your age and the thickness of your skin.

There are several methods used to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Weight loss and exercise can have the most dramatic affect, but it takes hard work and persistence. Your results will depend on a number of things such as your age, the amount of collagen and elastin you have in your skin, the intensity and consistency of your workouts and most importantly, your genetics.

Aerobic exercise three to five times a week for 30 to 40 minutes, along with resistance training aimed at working the muscles where cellulite tends to accumulate may help even out the appearance of cellulite. You can’t spot reduce, but you can strengthen the underlying muscles to reduce the dimpling effect. A good exercise routine will increase your blood flow and circulation which will help prevent or eliminate the formation of cellulite.

The appearance of cellulite.

Cellulite treatments help reduce and eliminate the visible effects of cellulite.
Cellulite treatments help reduce and eliminate the visible effects of cellulite.

A healthy diet can play a key role in cellulite reduction.

The appearance of cellulite can be greatly reduced by eliminating excess fat, the less fat your body stores, the less dimpling you’ll experience. Junk foods, sugar, processed foods, and saturated fats all contain harmful toxins. These toxins are stored in the body’s fat cells which can eventually lead to the build up of cellulite. A diet consisting of healthy foods like fish, lean meats, fresh produce, vegetable juice and lots of water can help by removing toxins and getting rid of cellulite.

Your lymphatic system can play a role in reducing cellulite.

Cellulite massage is typically performed by a specialist at a spa or clinic; however, it can be done at home if you have someone who knows what they’re doing.

The areas affected by cellulite need to be massaged vigorously. This requires intense pressure to promote blood flow and to encourage the draining of the lymphatic system; two factors that play a large role in the removal of cellulite. It’s not unusual to experience mild to moderate bruising when undergoing massage treatments of this type.

Another excellent way to get the lymphatic system draining is to use a rebounder or mini trampoline. Rebounding significantly increases lymph flow, removing toxins from the body and bathing cells with nutrients. If you want to get rid of cellulite, a rebounder can make a significant difference. Rebounding has the added benefit of being an excellent form of exercise and it’s FUN!

There are many creams and lotions on the market containing a group of chemicals known as methylxanthines. These methylxanthines are known to help break down fat stores in the body helping your body to eliminate the excess fat and reduce the appearance of cellulite. Creams can be an effective way of smoothing out the visible signs of cellulite and have even been shown to reduce fat in those areas.

Whether you choose massage, endermologie, diet supplements, creams, lotions or gadgets, the most important thing you can do to be fee of cellulite is to avoid getting it in the first place. Give up alcohol and smoking, they not only slow your metabolism, they alter your hormone and enzyme levels which can result in more cellulite. Eat a healthy diet, drink plenty of water and exercise regularly.


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  • Lamme profile image

    Lamme 6 years ago

    Thanks fucsia, I'm glad you found this useful and I appreciate your comments.

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    fucsia 6 years ago

    Thanks for sharing these informatio....Cellulite is an aesthetic problem for many women and the topic is always interesting and useful!

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    Lamme 6 years ago

    Thanks Sy, we seem to have the same interest in health and wellness. Always great to see you stop in!

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    hospitalera 6 years ago

    I personally thin that drinking a lot of water, doing moderate exercise and keeping your weight in normal regions (not too high / not too low) works great to keep cellulite in check ;-) Excellent hub and tips, SY

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    Lamme 6 years ago

    Hi Pamela99, sounds like you're on the right track. Massage and constant dedication to diet and exercise are the biggest things we can do.

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    Pamela Oglesby 6 years ago from United States

    This is an excellent article and I appreciate all the tips for getting rid of cellulite. I am good with the diet and no smoking but I think the massage and a better exercise plan would go along way. Thanks for the information.

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    Lamme 6 years ago

    Thanks annmeadows, I wonder if you're getting an herbal wrap. Sound like an article in the making ;)

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    annmeadows 6 years ago from Mobile, Al.

    Great article. I go to the spa and I don't know exactly what they do to me there. They wrap bandages all over and pour a solution on me, I hear it does wonders for cellulite too. Maybe you could check that out and write an article on it.


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    Lamme 6 years ago

    Hey Tom, LOL ... I was hoping you wouldn't notice! Thanks for reading, I appreciate your comments. ;)

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    tom hellert 6 years ago from home


    I AM GLAD YOU PHOTOSHOPPED the picture of my butt... ya know getting the scars off it very nice of youLOL useful article...


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    Lamme 6 years ago

    Dieter, I think you're absolutely right! Without a proper diet and exercise program, cellulite reduction will not be effective. Thanks for reading.

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    Dieter 6 years ago

    Thanks for sharing so much useful information about cellulite. I think diet and exercise are necessary if you want to get rid of cellulite.

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