Most women have it. Even thin women. Even supermodels! And it’s just fat, right? So why is it so hard to get rid of the dreaded bumps?
Cellulite is indeed just fat, but it’s not exactly the kind that’s found in most of your body–it’s a layer of fat close to the skin that even rigorous exercise can’t budge. That’s because the body can’t use dermal fat (cellulite) as fuel when we exercise, so you can lose weight and firm up, but those nasty bumps are still there.
Why the Dimpled Appearance?
Based on research studies, scientists believe cellulite begins with the accumulation of swollen fat cells. These cells press on the connective fibers that surround them, causing the fibers to bend and pull the connected skin downward. Thus, the dreaded puckered appearance.
The Truth: You Can Get Rid of Your Cellulite
Contrary to what you may have heard or come to believe, it is absolutely possible to banish the bumps for good–without expensive, painful surgery. It just takes a little dedication, consistency, and lifestyle changes, and you can absolutely flush cellulite from your body.
The secret is simpler than you think, and it doesn’t even mean you have to kill yourself by running 10 miles a day and eating next to nothing. You must commit to a regimen of detoxification that focuses on cleansing your liver. That’s the critical first step. Once you’re on a healthy, detox diet for about 6 weeks, you’ll be amazed at the results.
The next step is exercise. Firming up the muscles in your thighs, hips, and buttocks isn't a walk in the park, but it's the best way to minimize the appearance of cellulite. And reshaping your lower half is a huge confidence boost. Imagine showing off a firm derrière and shapely legs this summer!
The third major step is a skincare regimen. Daily dry brushing of the skin, followed by self-massage and the use of a moisturizer that contains hyaluronic acid will help firm and smooth the texture of problem skin.
When used together, these steps can dramatically reduce the appearance of even the most stubborn cellulite.
Nicole Rousseau is the author of CelluliteFree Forever a transformational approach to combining precise exercises, nutritional elements, and a comprehensive skin care routine to eliminate even the most stubborn cellulite deposits from any woman, regardless of how long she's been plagued by those embarrassing lumps.