The Truth About How to Reduce Cellulite on Thighs
If you do not have any cellulite on your skin, consider yourself blessed. But if you came across this article, chances are, you are among the millions of people who are not spared from cellulite. And just like them, you wonder – how can we effectively reduce cellulite on our thighs and other areas of the body?
What is cellulite and what causes this condition?
Cellulite refers to those areas of “dimpled” lines on the skin. They affect about 8 in every 10 women of all sizes and shapes. Cellulite patches develop when the fat (i.e. excess fat) beneath the skin pushes itself outward. Then the underlying connective tissues have to pull themselves the opposite way to maintain the connection in the skin. When the connective tissues get torn, the rippled effect results.
Cellulite and Excess Fat
Obesity and being overweight do not automatically lead to cellulite formation, and being slim doesn’t mean cellulite is not bound to form on your thighs and buttocks. However, there seems to be a clear relation between excess fat and the formation of cellulite.
Reducing Cellulite Naturally, Effectively
Without much-ado, here are three important steps in reducing cellulite and preventing the formation of more cellulite:
1. Proper Diet. The diet you lead everyday is what may be causing your cellulite problem. Make sure to minimize the consumption of saturated fat – meaning no junk food, no chips and no deep-fried foods. Instead, go for a balanced diet rich in fiber, vegetables and fruits.
2. Regular Exercise. Exercise is the only effective way for removing excess fat. It is also only through exercise that you can break down fat deposits in the cellulite and tone the affected area. Perform exercises that specifically targets the thighs and other areas that have visible cellulite. Exercise (especially cardio) lasting at least thirty minutes three times a week will give faster results.
3. Stay away from stress, smoking, and contraceptives. Apart from excess fat, cellulite formation is also contributed to by hormones and genetics. Make sure to stay away from factors that will increase your likeliness to form cellulite – and this may include stress, smoking as well as hormonal contraceptives.
Can Creams Reduce Cellulite on Thighs?
The majority of those concerned about cellulite on their skin have already tried cellulite creams. These creams promise to increase the blood flow in the affected area, thereby breaking down fat deposits. They are also reported to have healing properties that can restore damage of the stretched connective tissues that contributed to cellulite formation.
Cellulite lotions, gels and skin firming creams are generally claimed to work by plumping the skin with moisture to reduce the visibility of cellulite. Some cellulite-removing products work better than others, no doubt, but most are probably just temporary fixes. How long they might help to conceal those unsightly marks will depend on your brand of choice and your individual body and circumstances.
If you want to effectively reduce cellulite on thighs or anywhere in your body, ask your doctor about how a multi-pronged approach consisting of good skin care products, moderate exercise, proper diet and adequate rest is probably the only effective solution.