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Top Cellulite Treatments at Home
How is Cellulite Formed?
Cellulite is a harmless, common, skin condition that makes skin on the thighs, hips, buttocks, and abdomen appear lumpy or dimpled. It is caused by the connective tissue in the skin just below the surface layer and the layer of fat just below it. When the fat cells protrude into the layer of skin it gives the appearance of cellulite.
The fat cells and connective tissues are arranged vertically in women and crisscrossed in men, as a result, women are more likely to develop cellulite than men. Cellulite is caused by the weakening of those skin fibers, called collagen, whose job it is to tighten the skin. This causes the fat just below the skin to rise in certain spots. This is what makes the undulation on the skin that many people liken to cottage cheese.
Top Cellulite Treatments at Home
There is no at home treatment for cellulite that will completely remove cellulite. The only way to truly reduce and remove cellulite is to have it treated professionally. There are some at home remedies that can help you minimize the appearance at home. These range from creams and scrubs to massagers, and a healthier lifestyle.
Creams and Scrubs
There are several creams and scrubs out there that will help you with hiding your cellulite, but the most effective ones are the ones that use caffeine. While these will not make your cellulite disappear overnight, consistent application will help reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Caffeine creams and coffee scrubs will help tighten up the skin in the applied area. This is because caffeine causes the blood vessels to constrict as well as temporarily shrinking the fat cells. Other creams with retinol work as well to firm up the skin. Retinol takes about six months of use before full results will be in effect so if you try retinol creams be sure to have patience when looking for results.
Also, when trying creams and scrubs be sure to watch your skin’s reaction. Sometimes topical solutions can have adverse effects on the skin, which you will want to avoid. Also keep in mind that everyone’s skin is different, and some products may work better or worse for you than the average person.
If you take just a few minutes to rub down the spots where you have cellulite you will see an increase in blood flow to those areas which will help to firm up the skin. It also helps to remove any excess fluids; This will help to make the dimples less noticeable temporarily. For this you can use rollers, a dry scrub brush, or anything firm that will not upset the skin.
A Healthy Lifestyle
A combination of exercise, healthy eating, and cutting back on unhealthy habits will do wonders not just for cellulite and your skin, but for your body in general. Moreover, it does not have to be a drastic change. Simply replacing some processed foods with fresh produce, adding thirty minutes of simple exercises to your daily routine, and cutting out smoking and drinking could drastically reduce the appearance of cellulite on your skin.
The additional fiber from the fruits and vegetables will help firm up your skin. Even though cellulite is not connected to weight as skinny people can have cellulite, being overweight can make cellulite more noticeable. Losing a few pounds will help to reduce the visibility of cellulite. If you decide to lose weight, make sure to do it slowly, as losing and gaining weight back and forth can make cellulite more visible. So, make sure that you gradually lose weight and keep it off once you do.
Cellulite Reduction at LightRx
At LightRx we offer a more permanent and effective way to reduce cellulite. Cellulite is the result of weakened skin fibers that are responsible for keeping the skin tight. These fibers, known as collagen, deteriorate over time. Once they weaken it allows the fatty layer beneath the skin to rise in certain areas, creating the undulation or “cottage cheese” look on the skin.
The method we use to reduce cellulite is to heat the skin up with electromagnetic waves and radio frequencies targeted to a specific temperature that triggers the body’s natural healing process. This healing process creates new collagen which tightens the skin, effectively reducing the appearance of cellulite.
As opposed to at-home treatments the treatment at LightRx is much more effective, using the body to reduce cellulite through natural means for a more permanent solution with better overall results. Although it may take about six months for full results, as that is how long it takes the collagen to develop, the results will last longer without the need for constant upkeep. Not convinced? Check our before and after cellulite reduction gallery! Real clients with real results.