How to get rid of Cellulite:

Cellulite is fat that is liquid and toxic residue in the body, accumulating until a thick layer of connective tissue forms beneath the skin. Its unsmooth surface is like a bulky orange peel. Cellulite occurs in people whose lymphatic drainage works inefficiently, therefore body fat cannot drive out, becoming a condition in which the skin appears to have areas that accumulate fat with a lumpy appearance. It is most noticeable on the buttocks and thighs, and usually occurs after puberty. 90% of women aged over 20 years old actually have cellulite. In addition to eating habits and genetic factors, ethnicity can play a role in the formation of cellulite. European people will have cellulite more than Asian people, and women are more likely to have cellulite than men.


A slim body can also have Cellulite:

Cellulite can occur both in people with thinner and fatter frames and is found more in women than men. This is because the subcutaneous tissue in women is aligned vertically so it can accumulate a lot of fat. However, in men, the subcutaneous tissue is arranged in a small diamond pattern, creating less fat accumulation. You can easily check for cellulite by squeezing half an inch of your belly or by flipping over your arm and using your other hand to pull the fat away from your arm. If the surface of your skin looks unsmooth like an orange or lime peel, that is most likely “cellulite”.  If you were to leave it like that for a long time, it will be seen more easily and clearly without having to squeeze or pull it.


How to take care of yourself to avoid having Cellulite:

  1. Drink water frequently or an average of 1-2 liters per day to promote the metabolic processes of the body.
  2. Regularly exercise for 30-45 minutes at a time, averaging 3-5 times a week, to help the body burn fat more efficiently.
  3. Eat healthy food in the right amount. Avoid food that will stimulate the creation of cellulite such as food with high fat, sweet foods and alcoholic beverages. Avoid smoking.


What to do if you have Cellulite:

Normal body fat can be removed easily with exercise. However, cellulite cannot be removed as easily. This requires a combination of exercise, diet, massage or facial treatment (such as rubbing the skin while bathing or oil massages)  that can help stimulate the lymphatic system to flow freely. This is aids the revitalization of the body’s waste disposal system and also helps eliminate fat cells.

Another popular choice is the use of cellulite massage cream. Currently in the market there are several fat cream brands available. Ingredients may include extracts of natural cocoa which inhibits the accumulation of sugar in the blood, or caffeine that accelerates fat metabolism. Cocoa and caffeine are ingredients that are commonly used together to increases metabolism and accelerate fat burning, resulting in weight loss. Chitosan can also eliminate fat. The positively charged chitosan will capture the free fatty acid and negatively charged sterol which is excreted with fat. Some cellulite creams include Capsaicin, which is extracted from chili peppers, which can increase enzyme levels in the liver which aids in the breakdown of fat and speeds up the metabolic process, helping to keep one’s weight down. Garcinia Extract has the ability to inhibit the conversion of nutrients as glucose as well as helping to accelerate the breakdown of accumulated fat.


Another method that is popular and effective is to undergo fat reduction treatment or a slimming program in Beauty clinics where patients are treated by specialists. This treatment could involve massages to break down cellulite with UltraSonic, Vibrations, Mesotherapy or Carboxy injections into the fat layer under the skin as well as to create new tissue and to “lift up” skin. This method is effective when used frequently,  following the advice of a specialist or doctor.

However, all methods mentioned above are remedies that might only be temporary solutions. The fundamental importance of cellulite elimination is to change behavior such as controlling eating habits, consuming foods with high fiber and exercising regularly. This not only helps to eliminate cellulite but also helps to keep you healthy, with vibrant skin and disease-free.