Miraculous claims of cellulite removal are characteristic of quackery, one of the biggest parasitic industries on the planet, ranking with politics, recreational drugs, and bad-faith litigation.
The word “cellulite” was coined to exploit rich innocents.
It has no clear definition, and that is why quacks say so little about what it is.
Cellulite amounts to subcutaneous fat tissue that has accumulated to the point where it bulges between strands of connective tissue, forming an untidy grid like mud oozing through a duckboard.
It is found mainly in people who are beyond their first youth, and getting rid of cellulite is just getting rid of fat.
What makes the subject so notorious is that cellulite forms most offensively where the body is least inclined to consume fat deposits, so reducing it takes persistent good dietary sense.
No fancy exercise machine, flashy cream, or black box changes that.
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Cellulite, the lumpy substance that resembles cottage cheese and is commonly found on the thighs, stomach, and bottom, is just a fancy name for deposits of fat that push against the connective tissue beneath your skin.
These cause the surface of the skin to look rather like the dimpled or puckered surface of orange peel.
You can check to see if you have cellulite by pinching the skin around your upper thigh. If it looks a bit lumpy, you probably have it. And if you do have it, you’re definitely not alone. Most girls and women, and some boys and men, have cellulite.
The amount of cellulite a person has is influenced by several factors. Your genes, your gender, the amount of fat you carry, your age, and the thickness of your skin all affect how much cellulite you have and how visible it is.
Whatever the causes, it’s important to know that there aren’t any miracle products, treatments, or medicines that can eliminate cellulite.
For example, some fancy salon treatments that promise to get rid of cellulite through deep massage simply reduce the appearance of cellulite temporarily by causing your skin to puff up.
Treatments like liposuction and mesotherapy, the injection of drugs to destroy cellulite, either are expensive or, at best, produce only temporary improvement.
To reduce the amount of cellulite you have, the best thing to do is to get rid of excess body fat by eating fewer calories and less fat, as well as exercising more.
Experts agree that an exercise routine that combines aerobic exercise with strength training is your best weapon.
If you want to conceal your cellulite in the meantime, try using a self-tanner, because cellulite tends to be slightly less noticeable on darker skin.