Products that Reduce Cellulite for Firm and Toned Skin
Cellulite - Almost everyone has it
There are so many products out there that claim to reduce or eliminate cellulite from all parts of the body. These products range from creams to body rollers to the oh so popular body wraps or patches. While some people swear by these products, others are skeptics. To follow is a list of some of the most popular cellulite treatments and how they work.
What is cellulite?
Cellulite is the dimply appearance of the skin caused by fat deposits just below the skins surface. The most common locations on the body for cellulite to develop are the legs, stomach, butt, and even sometimes the upper arms. Both men and women can develop cellulite but this condition is more prevalent in women due to the types of fats, connective tissues, and hormones within the body.
What causes cellulite?
Cellulite is still somewhat of a mystery to professionals but there are some factors that contribute to the production of the dreaded orange peel skin.
Consuming a diet that is high in carbohydrates and fat while not consuming enough fiber is one of the most common causes of cellulite.
Yes, even your genetic makeup can be a culprit. This is probably the most likely cause of cellulite in those who are physically fit and healthy yet still suffer this problem.
Lack of Activity
Minimal exercise or movement throughout the day can greatly increase your risk of having cellulite. Find the time to incorporate a little exercise into your daily routine.
Those who have high stress levels or smoke are more likely to have cellulite.
Hormones are one of the biggest causes of cellulite, especially in women. It is believed that hormones such as insulin and especially estrogen are the big players in cellulite production.
How do you prevent cellulite?
Cellulite is not always avoidable but there are ways to prevent it. Eating a healthy diet low in carbohydrates and fats while high in fiber can be one of your best tools. Next, regular exercise, both cardiovascular and strength conditioning, can help tone muscles and increase blood flow to your problem areas. Finally, reducing stress the best you can will really help. Exercise is a great way to relieve stress.
How do you get rid of cellulite?
If you are already ailed with cellulite, there are things you can do to help reduce the appearance of it. To follow are products that claim to aid in the reduction of cellulite.
Please note that these methods may not guarantee results. Every product is different and every person is different. These may work for some but not others. And always, consider your limits and allergies. If irritation occurs, discontinue use immediately. Smooth skin is not worth harming your health or body.
I actually own the FatGirlSlim treatment kit and I do see results from it.
This product is a four step process of scrubbing, massaging, more massaging, and sleeping. It comes with three different tubs of “potion” which include a shower scrub, post shower cream, and bedtime cream along with a massaging shower tool. The important ingredient in these potions is caffeine which increases blood flow through the skin to promote better circulation.
The Four Steps
Step One: Hop in the shower and apple the FatGirlScrub to your problem areas. Note: This product will leave a waxy feeling on the skin but it does go away. Worth it!
Step Two: Vigorously massage your problem areas with the FatGirlStimulator. This will get the blood flowing through those areas and work the scrub into your skin. This mitt is also excellent for massaging sore muscles.
Step Three: Once out of the shower and dried off, massaged the FatGirlSlim firming cream into the areas you are treating.
Step Four :Before bed, apply the FatGirlSleep PM potion into the same areas as before. Repeat the whole process every day.
All of these potions have pleasant scents that are neither over powering nor telling of a cellulite treatment. The PM potion is a popular favorite because of its soothing lavender scent.
Nivea Good-Bye Cellulite
This product is infused with the fat burning ingredient L. Carnitine. This ingredient is found naturally in the body and helps to reduce fatty acids. It claims to give firmer and more toned skin after two weeks and offer significantly reduced cellulite appearance of cellulite after four weeks.
It has been suggested many to combine this treatment with Nivea's Good-Bye Cellulite Patches which give a continuous release of L. Carnitine into the skin.
Consistency is key. This products, like most, will only reduce the appearance of cellulite. It is not a permanent cure but, is it still definitely worth a try.
Nivea Good-Bye Cellulite Products
Finulite claims to “transform your body into a 24-hour cellulite burning furnace.” While this may seem like it will help the problem in only one day, it really means that it is treating the problem all day as long as the product is applied. The two part system works to destroy fat cells and prevents the growth of new ones as well as rebuilds lost collagen in the skin all these things seem great but again, it’s all in appearances and not eliminating the problem.
The product contains Theophylline which, according to Finulite, is a green tea extract. Upon further research I found that this chemical is used in bronchodilators which open up airways. While this seemed odd at first, it makes a lot of sense as it increases blood flow because it is a stimulant and opens up capillaries. It essentially works in the same way that caffeine does.
To use Finulite, you apply the AM formula in the morning and the PF formula at night. Always apply after you shower, whenever that may be. To apply the treatment, rub it into your affected areas in a circular motion until completely absorbed.
Phat QR Body and Cellulite Massager
This massager is not a cream, gel, or patch. It is simply seven stainless steel balls build into a roller. Rolling this over your skin offers a deep tissue massage which helps to promote better circulation and reduce muscle soreness. Much like the massaging that the other products require, this product helps to reduce the appearance of cellulite. You can even use it in conjunction with your other lotions and in the shower.
To use, simply roll the massager over your skin while applying pressure. Circular motions are best but move the massager in whatever directions feels best to you.
If you are prone to easy bruising or have weak blood capillaries, avoid applying too much pressure to the skin.