How to Reduce* the Appearance of Cellulite?

How to Reduce the Appearance of Cellulite
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Cellulite is caused when the connective fibers in the skin stiffen and allow fat to push through. Once this occurs, it causes a dimple-like appearance on the skin. It tends to occur on parts of the body that have the fat deposits. On women, this is typically the buttocks, stomach, hips and thighs. Although women encompass the majority of the cellulite sufferers, roughly 10 percent of cases involve men. In order to reduce* cellulite, individuals can follow a few basic steps.

Foam Rollers

Massages and foam rollers can help to loosen the fibers under the skin. Once a foam roller moves over the skin, it causes the circulation to increase* and can help to increase* the metabolic rate. Over time, this can help to break up fatty tissues. The best results for this treatment fan be obtained by spending 20 minutes a day using a foam roller.

Fix the Skin

The surrounding skin can be improved* through a healthy diet. Select foods like soy milk and cheese have a chemical known as genistein. This chemical works to reinvigorate collage and increase* the elasticity of the skin. Other foods like nuts, olive oil and salmon contain the fatty acids needed to fix the epidermal layers of the skin.

Supplements for The Skin

Different supplement packs have been shown to lead to a 78 percent increase* in the firmness of the skin. At the same time, supplements can reduce* stress marks by up to 47 percent. Top supplements are designed with cell energizers and patented mixes of fatty acids that help to repair any damage to the skin.

Consume More Water

Water is a necessary part of the human body. For the best results, fitness enthusiasts should drink at least eight cups of water a day. Additional hydration helps the body to reduce* stress hormones, fix estrogen levels and detox the body. Certain liquids like green tea can lower hunger while also decreasing* stress hormones.

Increase* Circulation

Over time, age can cause cellulite to become worse. Other factors like higher body weights, genetics and a sedentary lifestyle can also worsen cellulite. Individuals who spend time sitting at the office or commuting have to find ways to keep the blood flowing. Short stretching breaks or walks every hour can help improve* circulation.

Cardiovascular Exercise

Individuals should spend at least 40 minutes a day involved in cardiovascular exercise. This can help increase* circulation, improve* elasticity and lower body weight. To get a full cardiovascular workout, individuals can use bikes or workout videos. Exercises like running, boxing or kayaking or excellent for getting a cardiovascular workout.

Using Weights

Each decade, women lose* an estimated five pounds of muscle mass. At the same time, they gain ten pounds or more in fat. Since fat is less* taut and firm than muscle, it can make cellulite more readily apparent. Resistance and weight-lifting programs can help individuals to lower their body fat and increase* muscle mass. Although many women worry about becoming too muscular, it generally is not a problem. Estrogen makes it more difficult for women to develop muscle than women. Despite fears of becoming overly brawny, it is unlikely due to female hormones.

Galvanic Gels

As individuals age, collagen levels fall and the skin tends to be thinner. The lower levels of collagen can decrease* the immune system and lead to problems with inflammation. Once collagen levels are lower, individuals will develop weaker dermis. This allows fat to push through the structural fibers in the skin. Once the fat has pushed through the fibers, it starts to form semi-permanent clumps that cause the body to look like cottage cheese. Some dermatologist have advocated the use of galvanic gels and massages to reduce* cellulite. During month-long studies, individuals in the study reported an improvement in topical improvements while they also showed a 35 percent reduction* in the circumference of the thighs.

Dance Your Way Thin

Professional dancers seldom have cellulite because they spend each day toning their legs during exercise. Ballerinas typically have lower levels of body fat and higher muscle mass. Instead of doing basic cardiovascular exercises, individuals can try using a barre to warm up. Leg lifts and plies are excellent for improving* muscle tone and improving* the appearance of cellulite.

Caffeine-Based Creams

Cellulite creams that include caffeine have been reported to lower the circumference of the thighs by 80 percent. At the same time, it drops hip measurements by 68 percent. Although studies are unsure why caffeine improves* the appearance of cellulite, but it seems to increase* the circulation in the vascular system and lymph nodes. For the creams to be successful, individuals should use it every day for at least a month. The results are not long-lasting, but the cost of creams is lower than heat or laser treatments.

Individuals have ways of lowering the amount of cellulite in their body naturally. If they want to reduce* cellulite faster, techniques like laser mesotherapy or heat therapy can help as well.

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Expert Author : Kathy Mitchell (Consumer Health Digest)

Kathy Mitchell is a journalist and web content specialist covering a range of health topics, from breaking health news and fitness to health issues and regulation of pharmaceuticals, medical devices and nutrition.