5. Stay Hydrated
Cellulite has long been thought to be caused by poor circulation and dehydration. Drinking enough water will prevent dehydration, which can lead to weight gain. Keep yourself hydrated throughout the day and during workouts.
6. Dry Brushing and Exfoliating
A technique often used in spas, dry brushing refers to the process of using a wooden, hard bristled brush to encourage circulation under the skin. This increased circulation helps to reduce the look of bumpy skin by getting the fat moving in a uniform pattern under the skin. Experts recommend purchasing a brush made specifically for this purpose or visiting a spa that specializes in cellulite exfoliation. A gentle daily brushing is thought to rid the body of cellulite and show noticeable improvement in just a few days.
7. Try Medical Cellulite Treatments
Your dermatologist can help you with an in-office treatment that will reduce the appearance of cellulite. These treatments go by various names—VelaSmooth, Thermage and Venus Freeze—to name a few. These treatments use radio waves to break up fat cells under the skin, melting them away to be absorbed into the bloodstream.
Others, like Zerona and Smooth Shapes depend on the work of lasers to blast away fat. These treatments have been shown to be effective.
8. Laser Surgery
A new procedure called Cellulaze has been proven effective with patients in various states. The treatment, performed in an outpatient setting, works by burning off the bands under the skin that are trapping the fat.
The surgeon uses the laser to sizzle away the fat bulges, resulting in a smooth appearance. Cellulaze has also been shown to help with sagging and thin skin which can make cellulite appear worse. Recovery time can take up to a few weeks and bruising and soreness may occur. The treatment lasts for up to two years.
One of the major causes of cellulite is water retained under the skin. Cellulite is more pronounced when a woman is bloated, nearing her menstrual cycle or retaining water. Caffeine is a natural diuretic, releasing excess fluid under the skin. Many women find that taking caffeine pills helps with reducing the appearance of dimpled and puckered skin.
10. Ultrasonic Liposculpturing
Unlike traditional liposuction with targets deep fat pockets, liposculpturing targets the fat closer to the surface of the skin. Liposcuplturing is less invasive and more effective in removing fat and reducing the look of bumpy thighs and buttocks. Liposculpturing, since it is a precision procedure, requires more maintenance than traditional liposuction. People who get liposculpture have to work harder to maintain the appearances through regular muscle toning to avoid returning cellulite.
While a total cure for cellulite may not exist, you can follow these 10 tips to enjoy smooth and beautiful skin.