I’LL SAY ONE THING FOR CELLULITE: IT DOESN’T DISCRIMINATE!
Eighty to 90% of adult women are saddled with dimpled, puckered-looking skin, and nothing (aside from winning the genetic lottery) can prevent it.
Pamper Your Skin into Smoothness
The best excuse for a standing spa appointment. Massage…to see results, you’ll need a deep tissue rub down at least once a week.
Massage can decrease the visibility of cellulite, but you’ll have to keep a standard weekly appointment in the books—once you stop, the lumps will reappear.
Radio Frequency Waves
FDA-cleared devices VelaShape, VelaSmooth, Smooth-Shapes and Thermage use radio frequency waves to tighten skin by stimulating collagen growth and heating up the fatty layer beneath the skin, which increases blood circulation.
With RF, you will see some immediate improvement and can show off the results the very next day (no bruising!). However the transformation won’t peak until you’ve had a month of twice-weekly sessions, each costing $300 to $600. (Womp womp.) What’s more, you’ll need a maintenance treatment every few months—forever. Go 6 months without and you will lose most of your gains.
DIY for Smoother Thighs
While you can’t lose cellulite by dropping pounds (sigh), lower body strength training may help. Building muscle provides a firm foundation for overlying fat and skin.
According to research published in Fitness Management, 80% of women who worked their major leg muscles 3 days a week with about 30 minutes of resistance exercise reported some improvement in the appearance of cellulite after 6 months.
The Slow and Steady Solution
Topical Creams and Gels
There is evidence that topical creams and gels, like Avon’s SMOOOTH MOVES Anti-cellulite Cooling Gel can strengthen skin so it puckers less.
L-carnitine and Chai Hu target fat cells reducing the look of cellulite. Feel it working instantly! It quickly targets cellulite for visibly smoother skin and improved texture. 98% saw improvement in just 4 weeks, dramatically reducing the look of even the most persistent cellulite and it won’t break the bank!!