The Truth About Cellulite

If you're seeing bumps on your thighs or backside, you're not alone. About 90 percent of women — and virtually no men — have cellulite, fat cells found underneath the top layer of the skin that have squeezed between bands of connective tissue, or collagen, attaching your muscle to your skin.

While the structure of women's connective tissue is vertical (like mattress springs), men's collagen is angled, which means that fat cells don't push through and pucker as much.
Dermatologists believe that poor circulation, which is primarily genetic, can exacerbate the look of lumps. 

"When blood flow slows, collagen separates, allowing fat to come up to the surface of the skin, creating an orange-peel effect," says Howard Murad, MD, a FITNESS advisory board member and author of The Cellulite Solution.

This puckering can mess with your confidence: In a FITNESS survey, readers ranked cellulite as their number-one beauty bummer (above acne, frizzy hair, and wrinkles). 

Fifty-seven percent of women have worn clothing over their bathing suits to camouflage it. 

While there is no fast instant cure, you can still fight it with various methods that can banish those bumps and get you an reclaim a smooth even skin.

Ineffective Cellulite Treatments

Before I talk about what works in the treatment of cellulite, I want to save you the money and frustration of wasting your time with snake oils and other scams.

The following “cures” for cellulite don’t work:

  • Cellulite shoes. These ridiculous looking sneakers will make walking a chore, causing you to wobble around like a drunk.
     What they won’t do, however, is help treat cellulite.
  • Cellulite creams. These products contain various substances that are supposed to inhibit fat storage in the areas where cellulite is worst. Well, it’s BS–if we could only rub a cream on our body and inhibit fat storage. Instead, these creams usually just induce temporary swelling, which reduces the appearance of cellulite…until the effect wears off.
  • Cellulite massage contraptions. These are supposed to “break up the fat cells” and while they may temporarily improve the appearance of the areas, they don’t deliver long-term results.

So, what does work for reducing the appearance of cellulite?

1.Lift weights

This is more important than many women realize. The more frequently you move blood and lymph around in the affected areas, the more you can reduce the visibility of cellulite.
Well, guess what is an incredibly effective way to stimulate blood flow and lymph movement and drainage? So there is another reason to do squats besides having an awesome round butt.

When your muscles grow, every area of your body naturally tightens, giving you a smoother, fuller look ,and avoiding the dreaded “skinny fat” physique. Here is the best workout for your thighs and butt than can give you quick results.

2. Dry Brushing

This is one remedy that there may not be any scientific evidence that it works but that there is a lot of anecdotal support for. 

Either way, it feels great and helps stimulate blood and lymph flow in the body.

In addition to sloughing away dry skin on areas like knees, elbows and ankles, body brushing promotes tighter skin, cell renewal and blood flow. 

This also helps the lymphatic system release toxins and aids in digestion and kidney function. 

You’ll also notice a glowy, smooth complexion. I's the easiest, cheapest and most effective things we can do for promoting healthy skin.

3. Hydrate Your Body

You need to drink enough pure, clean water and organic hydration from fresh fruits and vegetables to keep toxins flushing through you. 

Water is essential to life and it is also essential to reducing and preventing further cellulite.

Just think about the effects/look of dehydration: shriveled, lumpy, aged. This doesn’t make a cellulite free body with smooth, supple skin.

Drink pure water every day as the first thing you consume. If you don’t like your water straight up, here is a list of some awesome juicing recipes.