Young or old, curvy or slender, sexy supermodel or sassy scientist-- no one is immune to cellulite. This bumpy, unsightly cottage-cheese phenomenon can crop up on your hips, butt, belly and other spots. While most of us will fall prey to it at some point, you don't have to live with its dimpled appearance. Learn how to get rid of cellulite and banish it from your butt!
When fat pushes up against the layer of connective tissue beneath your skin, cellulite is the result. The texture can look like cottage cheese or dimpled like the skin of a grapefruit.
People of any size can get cellulite. It doesn't matter if you have a BMI of 18, you can still get cellulite on any of the places where your body stores fat -- like your bum!
One thing that we know is that cellulite is hereditary. If you have some, you can thank your mom (politely, of course).
While there's no getting rid of it, there are a lot of ways to reduce cellulite and disguise its appearance. Here are eight ways to banish its bumpy appearance from your bod and your life:
Cellulite is more apparent when you have more body fat. Eating a varied diet with the right amount of calories for your activity level and metabolism can help reduce cellulite's appearance.
Carry your water bottle with you wherever you go and re-hydrate often. When you are dehydrated, cellulite is more apparent. Quaff that H2O often to keep your body dewy and hydrated and your cellulite well-hidden.
Strengthening your skin's collagen can help banish cellulite from your butt and other parts. Look for a multi that has vitamins A, C, B-complex and E. These all support collagen development, leading to firmer, more attractive skin.
Over time, connective tissues break down. The unsightly result is cellulite. Cellulite massagers help increase blood flow to your bum, which can help that tissue repair itself. Take a few minutes each day to reinvigorate that tissue and start seeing results.
I know, I know. We're no fun. But, it's a fact that smoking and drinking can both age your skin and damage the connective tissue underneath. Leaving aside all the other health dangers, both can lead to more cellulite.
Anti-cellulite creams provide moisture that can reduce the appearance of cellulite in the short term. In the long term, penetrating nutrients can rebuild the tissue that shields you from cellulite. Make an anti-cellulite cream a part of your daily self-care ritual to improve your skin's appearance and get rid of cellulite.
Want your anti-cellulite creams to do double-duty? Use a derma roller to help them get down to where they can do the most good. Derma rollers are equipped with hundreds of tiny micro-needles that pierce the skin (painlessly! the needles are super small) and create channels for creams to penetrate to the lower layers. And, the derma rolling itself can help battle cellulite. Over time, the use of derma rollers can help build collagen for a firmer, smoother butt.
The more fit you are, the easier it is to get rid of cellulite. When you get plenty of cardio, your body retains less fat and distributes it more evenly. Plus, all those squats help build your butt muscles, making the area firmer and less prone to the squish that makes cellulite more apparent.
This all sounds like a lot of work. But, most of what's on the list can be effortlessly incorporated into your daily routine. You'll find that, not only will your cellulite disappear, you will feel more energetic, look slimmer and curvier and feel far more confident. Start adding these healthy activities to your day every day and see your cellulite melt away, leaving behind smooth, soft, sexy skin.