Whether it’s a sunny vacation you’re going on, or because spring and summer is right around the corner, there comes a time when you start giving more thought to bathing suits and showing off your body.
Something that often eludes us as we start to get our legs, butt, abs and arms ready for more skin-baring is that one awful little word: cellulite.
That mysterious, lumpy, dimpling of the skin that seems to affect both in-shape and out-of-shape people alike. What’s the deal? What is cellulite, how do we get it, and most importantly, can we get rid of it?
Cellulite is actually just fat beneath your skin that is pushing against the connective tissue, causing the lumpy, puckering effect you see from the outside.
It is more common in women than in men, and most seen in the areas of the butt, thighs, arms and stomach.
So what causes this peculiar beauty issue?
A number of different factors can cause it, including an inactive lifestyle, unhealthy eating, smoking, stress, age, hormones, and even genetic factors. That being said, there are also some things that can be done to help improve the appearance of cellulite.
Exercising can help to tone your muscles and tighten the skin in problem areas, as well as drinking lots of water to help your body detox and get rid of excess fat. In general, living a healthier lifestyle including eating plenty of healthy foods like fruits and vegetables, engaging in physical activity, and getting enough rest can help your body function optimally to reduce cellulite.
Some beauty products may also help in your quest against cellulite.
For instance, a proven skin firming lotion containing certain smoothing and tightening ingredients may help effectively reduce the unsightly appearance of cellulite when used every day.
What are these ingredients?
1. Caffeine – Using caffeine topically on your skin in something like a lotion can help to increase your circulation, and burn off fat deposits that cause cellulite.
2. Carnitine – This amino acid which is naturally present in the body, is also an ingredient that can be found in anti-cellulite creams. It also helps to burn fat, thereby strengthening skin cells.
3. Ivy – Ivy extract also helps with blood circulation, helping the body to eliminate waste, including fat deposits.
Look for at least one, or a few of these ingredients in a good skin firming lotion. In particular, the addition of caffeine in a beauty product also helps to energize your skin and give you a feeling of complete rejuvenation when using it.
There are even some sunless tanning lotions that include this cellulite-busting ingredient, caffeine. And when you are trying very hard to get your body ready to be seen, what’s better than having a beautiful tan glow, without even having to go in the sun?
The most important thing to remember as you battle your own personal fight with cellulite...
is that although if may not be a fun skin imperfection, you should keep your focus on living a healthier lifestyle and loving yourself no matter what, for doing your best!
We all have imperfections and when it comes to true beauty, it only matters what you think about yourself, and that confidence comes from within. Enjoy your body for the magnificence it is!