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Adjusting your lifestyle with these few simple tips can help you on your way to a smoother-looking body.
- Eat more berries
A healthy diet plays an important role in keeping the signs of cellulite at bay. Toxins tend to accumulate under our skin reducing skin elasticity and restricting blood circulation in the capillaries. According to many studies, berries – especially blueberries – are the richest in antioxidants which are important toxin-fighting compounds. Blueberries also contain polyphenols, which appear to help keep the body from forming fat tissue. In a study conducted at the Texas Women’s College, subjects who had more polyphenols produced less fatty tissue than those in the control group.
- Eat more liver-supporting foods
A healthy diet plays an important role in keeping the signs of cellulite at bay
Cellulite can form when toxins are built up within the body and therefore harden the septa (net-like fibrous connective tissue. When the septa are pushed downwards, the fat cells are squeezed into small bulges that translate into the “orange peel” effect). “The best way of reducing the amount of toxins in your body is to eat more liver-supporting foods,” explains Dr. Carina Norris, registered nutritionist and author of You Are What You Eat . “The best examples of these foods are artichoke, lemon juice, milk thistle and dandelion root tea.”
- Drink green tea
Although green tea has not yet been specifically tested as a treatment for cellulite it has received a lot of recognition as being a possible treatment for obesity. Whilst losing fat won’t completely solve cellulite, it’s been shown to help, according to research conducted at the Laboratoires Arkopharma in France. Try sipping on 2-3 cups a day of the green stuff to get the most benefits.
- Use spices and herbs
Spices and herbs contain anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and other ingredients that typically support connective tissue health and discourage fat cell expansion – perfect for your figure. The best spice to add to your diet is chilli, “can boost your metabolism by up to 25% for three hours after you eat them”, explains Dr. Carina Norris. Just be careful not to eat too many if you have a sensitive digestive system.
- Supplement your diet with gotu kola
Gotu kola extract has been specifically researched for its benefits in reducing cellulite, and it is one of the few herbs that has been successful in garnering good results. Gotu kola extract improves elasticity and thickens the skin, helping minimise the appearance of bumpy cellulite. In a study described by Dr. Tatjana Pavicic, the Head of Dermatology at the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, Germany, gotu kola extract given orally at a dose of 60 mg for 90 days was effective in the treatment of cellulite. Gotu kola extract can be found at health food stores. Speak to your doctor before taking any supplements.
- Eat more lean protein
Your skin and blood vessels are made of protein – if there isn’t enough protein those tissues will suffer. “Most women simply do not eat enough protein to maintain optimum skin and blood vessel health,” explains Dr. Carina Norris. “The best sources of lean protein include chicken (without the skin), lean cuts of beef, pork and eggs. Vegans can opt for pulses such as lentils, peas, beans and chick peas”, she adds.
- Cut saturated fats
As well as putting a strain on vein and artery walls, leading to circulatory problems, saturated fat is very calorie-dense (or fattening). Eating too many calories leads to cells becoming bigger. Cell walls struggle to keep their shape and cellulite forms. “Grill or steam food instead of frying it, and increase your salmon consumption, it contains fatty acids such as omega 3 and 6 as these help reduce cells sticking together,” suggests Dr. Carina Norris.
- Use coffee as skin scrub
A build-up of toxins in the body can affect the dermis and contribute to cellulite formation, which is why drinking coffee is not advised if you’re trying to combat cellulite, but java does have its uses in the fight against dimply thighs. In a study by the University of Tennessee, researchers found that adding caffeine to anti-inflammatory creams significantly increased their effectiveness, so try using coffee as a skin scrub – Grab a handful of wet coffee granules to vigorously massage into dimpled skin twice a week.
Kim Kardashian has revealed the contents of her make-up bag and admitted that no item in her personal cosmetics bag sets her back more than $30.
Kim Kardashian, 32, explained to MailOnline that one of her beauty essentials is a $20 Moroccan Oil.
“This really helps to smooth my hair and makes it so soft,” she said of the oil, which is also loved by Taylor Swift and Beyonce.
When it comes to keeping her cellulite at bay, Kim Kardashian swears by Dove Body Scrub.
Speaking about the product, Kim Kardashian said: “I love this; it’s great for prepping the skin.”
Kim Kardashian has revealed some of her essential beauty products and all of them are under $30
She also uses Bio Oil, $14, because it “prevents wrinkles around my eyes and stretch marks over my body”.
Along with her sisters Khloe and Kourtney, Kim Kardashian has designed a range of beauty products, Kardashian Beauty.
Speaking about her favorites, Kim said: “I had to <<steal>> the first lab sample of Kardashian Beauty Intimate Spotlight because once I’d tried it I never wanted to be without it.
“It adds a beautiful glow to cheekbones, bridge of nose and Cupid’s bow to light up the face. I’m in love with this product!”
The reality star is also a big fan of the Kardashian Beauty Whip Lash Mascara, and the Au Naturel Lip Kit in Nude.
To take it all off at the end of the day, Kim Kardashian loves Neutrogena Make-up Remover Cleansing Wipes, which she snaps up from Boots for $6.
Kim Kardashian, who showed just how much make-up she wears when she famously charted her makeover and shared images of the process with her 16 million Twitter followers, said of the remover: “This is one of my most essential products, I need a makeup wipe at all times.”
The Symulast Method is known as a full anti-cellulite plan by Joey Atlas, a well-known fitness professional.
Symulast founder Joey Atlas has two degrees within exercising physiology as well as a women s overall body improvement expert together with potential clients inside 193 nations around the world, quietly assisting females get rid of cellulite of their physiques over the past 23 years. He calls a cellulite removing plan Symulast, which mixes the words Synergistic Muscle Layer Stimulation.
5 Critical Keys to KILL Your Cellulite:
1: You cannot get rid of the dimples and shadows (cellulite) by rubbing an odd gel, weird lotion or goopy cream on your trouble zones and problem spots.
So, stop using them – as some can actually make your cellulite worse.
Despite the fact that there are dozens of supposed “cellulite reduction creams” on the market, there is no possible way for any one of them, no matter how expensive, to get rid of your cellulite. Cellulite is not a skin problem. It’s an underlying structural issue, that can only be corrected by reversing the cause of atrophied muscle fibers directly beneath your “cellulite” trouble spots.”
Since the squishy dimples and shadows are a superficial symptom of a problem below the surface; it’s impossible for the creams, lotions or gels to have any physiological impact on the cause of the issue.
2: Risky and expensive “medi-spa treatments” can only reduce your bank account – not your cellulite problems. And there are many consumer reports about women being seriously scarred or injured as well.
Stay away from these as the FDA reports show women who’ve been scarred or injured for life.
Joey Atlas claims that cellulite is not a skin problem, being only an underlying structural issue
Painful, dangerous and uncomfortable services ranging from endermologie to body-wrapping have been proven to be totally ineffective when it comes to treating cellulite. However, advertising and marketing loopholes allow these services to be cleverly marketed to desperate women who are at wits end with the unattractive dimples and shadows on the lower-body problem areas.”
3: The unattractive dimples, shadows and saggy ripples known as cellulite are not “genetic” and you are NOT stuck with them forever if you have them.
Falsely believing this will prevent you from getting rid of your cellulite. So, don’t entertain this nonsense for 1 second.
These two ridiculous myths are often passed around by ‘neighborhood know-it-alls’ – and many women actually believe these 2 myths – especially if they haven’t found the right way to get rid of the cellulite. What’s even more alarming are the number of doctors who also believe in and foster these 2 demoralizing falsehoods.
Yes – it is common to see a mother and daughter, both with the lower-body “orange peel” look, BUT this doesn’t mean cellulite is genetic – it simply means both women have not found a way to lift, tone and firm the muscle layers under the dimpled, saggy skin.
4: You can get rid of cellulite, regardless of your age – or when you began to notice it.
Since cellulite is a structural issue (muscle) – it can be fixed with simple and unique body movements which target the cellulite areas.
These types of moves can be followed by any woman, regardless of her age or fitness level. And it doesn’t matter if the cellulite started in the early teen years – or after pregnancy – or after menopause – it’s still a structural issue that results from soft, un-toned muscles underneath the saggy, dimpled, shadowy skin.
5: The only proven way to permanently get rid of the dimples and shadows of cellulite is through a series of simple, yet specifically targeted lower-body movements
These unique movements focus on lifting, shaping and toning the muscle layers so they gently push outward against the skin – to bring back the smooth, tight and sexy appearance, while burning off any excess flab, if there is any.”
This is how regular women reverse the cause of cellulite dimples and shadows… AND, if there happens to be any excess fat in those zones – it will be burned off as fuel by the muscles. This bonus of losing any unhealthy excess body-fat is nice because it reveals a great body and it works wonders for your health profile.
BUT you won’t learn about these unique slow-tempo movements in the gym or your local health club.
These body movements are NOT done with typical weights and machine type exercises.
Cellulaze, a pioneering invasive cosmetic treatment which targets the dreaded appearance of quilted, pitted fat, has hit the market causing a media storm.
Affecting more than 8 out of 10 women, cellulite is considered one of the curses of female gender, but Cellulaze is considered one of the best weapons to banish orange-peel thighs.
Cellulite occurs when the strands that connect the layers of tissue and the fat below the skin (fibrous septae) gradually harden and contract, while the fat between stays the same and protrudes out in a lumpy fashion.
Diet, exercise, creams and massage do help, but chronic sufferers are constantly on the lookout for a long-term solution.
The Sunday Times Style magazine has reported that new laser cellulite treatment Cellulaze claims to melt the fat and then break down the fibres anchoring the tiny fat pockets, thus banishing the appearance of cellulite.
It is the first scientifically validated laser cellulite treatment to win the approval of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which accepted the results of Cellulaze’s year-long trial last January.
The study was conducted in the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and monitored a group of women with an average age of 47.
It showed that just one Cellulaze treatment prevented the return of cellulite for at least a year. There are even claims that the earliest patients have remained cellulite-free for three years.
The treatment, which costs upwards of $4,000, takes one to two hours and involves a local anaesthetic and mild sedation, followed by the insertion of a laser rod, like a fine knitting needle, just below the surface of the skin through a series of tiny cuts, reported the Sunday Times.
Cellulaze is the first scientifically validated laser cellulite treatment approved by FDA
Laser beams then transmit energy sideways from the rod to smooth out lumpy fat cells and heat dermal tissue. The method promotes skin thickening and tightening, resulting in tighter, smoother skin. The laser directly targets the structure of cellulite.
As well as destroying the lumps, it stimulates collagen production just below the surface, and, in most cases, gives a smoother result than anything previously achieved by other anti-cellulite treatments.
The Cellulaze laser fiber claims to level out bumps of fat, treat dimples by releasing the fibrous bands that pull down on the skin, and stimulate collagen production to increase skin’s depth and elasticity for a smoother look.
Liquefied fat is then pressed out.
Hassan Shaaban, a consultant plastic surgeon at the Sthetix clinic in Liverpool, was the British pioneer, and has now become the principal specialist training other doctors from across Europe in the technique.
He warns that not every patient will benefit.
“We classify cellulite severity from one to four,” he says.
“This treatment works best on stages two and three. In other words, women with serious cellulite will first have to lose fat by other methods.”
The cosmetic surgeon Angelica Kavouni, of the Cadogan Clinic in London, underwent the training last December and has already treated 15 women. \
“I am cautiously optimistic that it works, but I think most patients will also have to make lifestyle changes such as diet and more exercise to maintain the results,” she told the Sunday Times.
Triumph is to launch bottom-moisturizing control pants, part of the new Light Sensation collection in which each of the pieces in the range is infused with tiny aloe vera micromoisture capsules.
The capsules, which last for 100 washes, start to release moisturizer when they come into contact with skin.
The Light Sensation collection is part of a new trend for clothes that promise to do more than just keep you warm.
Earlier this month, Wrangler launched its Denim Spa collection, which included pairs of jeans to get rid of cellulite as well as keep your legs soft and smooth.
Triumph is to launch bottom-moisturizing control pants, part of the new Light Sensation collection in which each of the pieces in the range is infused with tiny aloe vera micromoisture capsules
Although Triumph’s new range won’t see off the dreaded orange peel, it will help to keep your nether regions in silky smooth condition – all while sucking you in and keeping stray flab hidden away.
Available in a choice of pale pink, fuchsia or dusty lavender purple, the range includes tummy sculpting shorts, skirts, high-waisted knickers and vests.
Made from sheer microfibre fabric, the pieces are designed to disappear completely beneath your clothes and can be layered for an extra sleek silhouette.
Super-Spanx Objective 1 Size Down, the latest shapewear from Playtex, not only promises to clinch you in and smooth you out, but its makers claim it will zap your cellulite and make you drop a dress size, too.
Objective 1 Size Down pants contain mysterious-sounding “acti-mineral ceramic crystals”, which are woven into the fabric and apparently improve microciculation by giving your thighs and bottom a continuous massage as you walk around.
But do these new wonder pants work? Could they help us to drop a dress size by wearing them every day for a month?
Objective 1 Size Down pants contain mysterious-sounding “acti-mineral ceramic crystals”, which are woven into the fabric and apparently improve microciculation by giving your thighs and bottom a continuous massage as you walk around
For a start, these are no ordinary knickers to look at or wear. They certainly make their presence felt.
Objective 1 Size Down pants cost $60, which seems a small price to pay for dimple-free thighs and a svelte waist. But having to wear them for 28 days (this is how long the makers claim it takes to notice the effects) means quite a few pairs are required. Luckily, their mighty flab-holding power withstands the rigors of the washing machine.
Celebrities each have their own secret weapon against cellulite, according to Heat magazine.
For Frankie Essex it is Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula, which she applies every time she gets out of the bath.
Katy Perry swears by Celluvera cream. At a pricey $72 per bottle, Katy Perry uses the cream as a boost to exercise to banish the bumps.
And Alesha Dixon keeps her orange peel at bay with a miracle cure known as Hypoxi Vacuum Therapy, which is a combination of exercise, improved diet and targeted low atmospheric pressure to help reduce cellulite around the buttocks.
Alesha Dixon is also an avid fan of a juice cleanser containing carrot, ginger and beetroot which she ensures is freshly made using unpasteurized juices that help detox her body.
The celebrities also follow the tried and tested methods of beating cellulite. From dry body brushing to staying well hydrated.
Madonna even invested in a machine that claimed to be the ultimate weapon in our war against cellulite, she paid a whopping $80,000 to have one installed in her home.
Frankie Essex is a huge fan of Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula as a weapon against cellulite
The stars’ cellulite-busting tips:
• Frankie Essex is a huge fan of Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula
• Katy Perry swears by Celluvera cream
• Alesha Dixon detoxes by drinking a juice cleanser
• Kate Moss gets her antioxidants in the form of white tea
• Miranda Kerr dry body brushes religiously to keep in shape
• Jennifer Lopez’s anti-cellulite staple comes in the form of spinach (and lots of it!)
Cellulaze is an invention that is beyond a woman’s wildest dreams: a gadget that could end the dreaded “orange peel” effect of cellulite.
Surnamed as ‘the death of cellulite”, the Cellulaze laser attacks the unsightly fat from three angles.
More than that, Cellulaze is said to produce long-lasting results, smoothing thighs in just one hour-long treatment.
Dimpled bottoms and upper arms can also be treated with Cellulaze.
Patients say at least 70% of their cellulite has vanished, with some still happy two years later.
Some experts are predicting Cellulaze will revolutionize the treatment of cellulite.
Others are more cautious, saying that the almost $5,000 (£3,000) treatment is not a solution.
Cellulite – lumps of fat trapped beneath the skin – affects more than 85% of women over 20. Even celebrities such as actress Kim Cattrall, 55, have been pictured with it.
Kim Cattrall could benefit of Cellulaze, the new invention against cellulite
Usually, treatments include creams and lasers that zap the cellulite from outside the body. Women can also buy tights or knickers impregnated with caffeine that claim to melt away cellulite.
But all are temporary solutions and need to be used again.
In contrast, a single Cellulaze treatment produces dramatic results, the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons annual conference heard.
Unlike other treatments, Cellulaze is inserted 1 cm or so below the skin.
Once there, Cellulaze first melts away the bulging pockets of fat, and then attacks the thick fibres that trap the fat.
Finally, the laser is pointed at the top layer of skin to trigger the production of the protein collagen.
Patients, who have a sedative and a local anaesthetic, may see immediate improvements, it is claimed – although full results will take up to six months.
Karen Cronholm, Cellulaze manufacturer Cynosure representative, said: “Patients have a bit of bruising for a week or so and a bit of swelling. Most are back to normal activities in 24 to 48 hours.”
Dr. Klainer, of Chrysalis Plastic Surgery in Virginia, U.S., said of Cellulaze:
“This is going to revolutionize the treatment of cellulite.”
Dr. Nigel Mercer, a former president of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, said:
“It is not the answer. But it is probably the closest we have got to it at the moment.”