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Do cellulite creams really work?

29/05/2019 by Hannah

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Anyone of any age or body shape can be vulnerable to cellulite but what are the best ways to deal with these stubborn skin dimples? Here we guide you through the natural ways to combat cellulite and explore the benefits of using an organic cellulite cream to banish the bumps.

WHAT IS CELLULITE AND WHERE DOES IT APPEAR ON THE BODY

Cellulite often develops on the hips, bottom and thighs and appears when fat cells grow too large for the natural fibres that connect the skin to the underlying layers of tissue. This causes the fibres to stretch and makes the skin look rippled.

WHAT’S CAUSING YOUR CELLULITE?

It’s hard to be sure where cellulite comes from, but a common misconception is that you must be overweight to suffer from cellulite. The reality is anyone can develop cellulite and your hormones could be more responsible than your waistline.

Our hormones regulate the skin’s ability to store fat and it’s not unusual for cellulite to appear during periods of hormonal upheaval, like puberty, pregnancy and menopause. This partly explains why women are more prone to cellulite than men.

In addition to hormonal causes, we know that bad circulation, a sedentary lifestyle, a poor diet, and food allergies can all contribute to cellulite.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO REDUCE CELLULITE?

There’s no quick fix to cellulite and it can’t be lasered off. It is also unlikely to go away on its own and that means, to effectively reduce cellulite, you’ll need to strengthen and hydrate your body's cells and connective tissue. This can take some time but making the following changes can all help:

  • Eating plenty of fresh fruits and leafy greens
  • Drinking lots of fresh water and herbal teas
  • Avoiding processed food and saturated fats
  • Including essential fatty acids in your diet
  • Exercising regularly to stimulate circulation
  • Body brushing twice a day
  • Switching your body lotion to an organic cream specially formulated to contour the skin
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CAN CHANGING YOUR SKIN CARE REALLY REDUCE CELLULITE?

With so much conflicting information available it can be hard to choose the best skin care regime to reduce your cellulite. Some find massage or cellulite cups an effective way to smooth the skin, others prefer to use a combination of contrast showers, body brushing and cellulite cream to control their cellulite.

CONTRAST SHOWERS

Alternating your shower temperature between hot and cold water helps to increase circulation and boost the supply of nutrients and oxygen to skin tissues damaged by cellulite. This helps the skin to look less dimpled.

BODY BRUSHING

Body brushing involves lightly brushing your skin with a dry brush, made from natural hair bristles. Body brushing for just three minutes each morning can help the skin look less dimpled, improve your circulation and encourage the removal of excess fluid from the skin.

CELLULITE CREAMS

Not convinced cellulite creams work? To get long-lasting results from your cellulite cream its important that you apply your skin care regularly and that you carefully check the label for signs that it contains ingredients scientifically proven to help reduce or prevent cellulite.

Traditionally, cellulite creams are made with caffeine. A diuretic, caffeine dehydrates the skin so that it feels tighter. Unfortunately, because the skin constantly rehydrates itself, the tightening effect these creams create is often only temporary and does not diminish cellulite.

To be sure your cellulite cream really works, choose a cellulite cream made with ingredients known to strengthen the skin and stop it from storing excess fatty tissue.

To ensure our organic Contour & Sculpt Cellulite Cream delivers long-lasting cellulite prevention we don’t use caffeine. Instead we use an extract from the bark and roots of the Southern Bayberry. 

ANTI-CELLULITE BENEFITS OF BAYBERRY

1) Intense skin hydration

2) Increases firmness and elasticity

3) Boosts skin metabolism to support skin regeneration

Bayberry’s active ingredient is called Dihydromyricetin and it’s so effective that studies have revealed:

  • Bayberry reduces the skin’s ability to store fat in existing fat cells by over 60%
  • Bayberry increases the destruction of existing fat deposits by 12-fold
  • Bayberry reduces the creation of new fat cells by over 60%
  • Results last significantly longer than caffeine-based products

A diet rich in fruit, fatty acids and water will help even your skin tone from within and by applying our Bayberry-based Contour & Sculpt Body Lotion, you can further boost the skin’s metabolism and fast-track your way to smoother skin. For best results, massage the Contour & Sculpt Body Lotion all over your body twice a day.

benefits of bayberry

Have you seen your cellulite improve after making changes to your lifestyle or body care regime? Join the conversation at @GreenPeopleUK or by commenting in the section below.