The Truth About Cellulite Creams
Having dimples when you smile is considered cute and attractive. But having them elsewhere on the body is another matter. Fat deposits around the hips, thighs and buttocks are commonly called cellulite, and cellulite is one set of dimples that you definitely don’t want.
Contrary to the general notion about cellulite, it’s actually normal for adults to have some. The medical community doesn’t even view cellulite as a disorder. However, since this condition has the potential to create an ‘anti-cellulite cure’ business, some dermatologists and surgeons think of (and market) cellulite as a legitimate medical problem.
What Commercials on TV won’t Tell You about Cellulite Creams
The ripply look of cellulite makes it really unappealing. And since it is a normal by-product of the body, most people have it, especially those who are a bit overweight. Sadly, a lot of medical and cosmetic manufacturing companies take advantage of this fact.
This is the main reason why there are a huge number of cellulite creams on the market now, all of them promising miraculous benefits. Commercials on TV employ “celebrity” dermatologists to explain the common causes of cellulite and why their particular creams are effective. They even provide a 100% guarantee of cellulite removal within a few weeks of use.
This may sound really attractive to people who have cellulite. But commercials don’t give you the actual facts on what cellulite is and how it can be removed.
Here’s the sad truth: there is no “easy” cure for cellulite, not even surgery. You’re going to have to deal with cellulite forever…unless you change your lifestyle.
How to REALLY Get Rid of Cellulite
A great deal of money is usually spent by people who want to rid themselves of cellulite. This is via purchasing expensive cellulite creams, and in some cases undergoing costly liposuction surgeries.
Honestly, there are no short-cuts to attaining a perfect body. Cellulite is a direct result of aging, a slow metabolism, a sedentary lifestyle, and an unhealthy diet. Legitimate medical doctors (i.e., ones without something to sell you) often advise a natural and holistic approach as a remedy—in fact, the only remedy—for this condition. The main components are:
1. Eating the right kinds of foods. A well-balanced diet involves eating foods that are rich in the vitamins and minerals that are essential to promote good health. These foods include a variety of fruits, vegetables, and a good amount of fiber. If you’re well-supplied with these nutrients, then cellulite will definitely have a hard time accumulating on your body. It’s hard to get fat on salad!
2. Exercising frequently. Research has shown that exercise will smooth out cellulite, and not just through fat-loss. Regular work-outs can also improve blood circulation, firm up muscle tissue and remove excess fluids. The type of exercise isn’t as important as making sure to do something consistently. You could choose running, swimming, brisk walking, cycling, weight-lifting or even yoga; the main thing is selecting an activity that you can fit into your lifestyle and will do on a regular basis.
3. Hydrating properly. Proper hydration is important in promoting the excretion of toxins and waste products. Drinking at least eight glasses of water a day aids the body in pumping out well-hydrated cells that prevent the deposition of fat.
4. Maintaining good body composition. When a person has cellulite, this doesn’t necessarily mean that he or she is overweight. This is one of the most common myths that people have been told over the years. But it does usually indicate a lack of muscle and an excess of fat. People need both, but in the right proportions. Maintaining an ideal “body-comp” can be a challenge, but with the proper combination of both exercise and a healthy diet, it becomes much, much easier.
5. Getting control of your hormones. This is easily the most overlooked part of body re-shaping, and the one that sinks the most people. You can do everything else right, but if you have a hormone imbalance, your body simply isn’t going to respond the way that you want it to. If you’ve ever had the frustrating experience of sticking to a diet and exercise program but not seeing the weight-loss you expected from your discipline and effort, now you know why.
Why is the Holistic Approach Better than Commercialized Creams?
Natural will always be better than artificial. Besides the fact that natural cures are safer and less stressful for the body, they are known to have fewer side effects. Compared to celebrated brands of cellulite creams and lotions on the market, the natural methods that were mentioned earlier will yield results that are far more realistic to achieve. Why?
First and foremost, the cheapest decent brand of anti-cellulite cream costs about $100. Liposuction will probably average around $3,000 to $5,000, depending on the extent of the surgery needed. These are all in contrast to (for example) a 30-minute run around the park, which costs absolutely nothing and will deliver a host of benefits to your body on every level.
Anti-cellulite creams get bought because they promise an easy and convenient solution. They appeal to the lazy side that every person has, and modernization has provided us all with lots of great excuses. Who has the time to visit the gym or to run around a park these days, right? Unfortunately, the “solution” offered by cellulite creams isn’t really real, which is why cosmetics companies have to spend millions of dollars on advertising and marketing campaigns to convince people to try them in the first place.
Be honest with yourself and don’t buy into the hype. If you want to get rid of your cellulite, there are programs out there that will take it off. Yes, they will require a bit of effort on your part, but at least you won’t be throwing your money away on a fantasy…and if you stick with them, you’ll have a completely new body to show off in the not-too-distant future.