If we’re going to get to the heart of the unsightly phenomena so eloquently called cellulite and get you ready to bare it all by summer, we need to be honest and face some basic facts. While it sounds a bit kinder and nicer than what it actually is….cellulite is actually just a fancy word for fat!
Cellulite is the appearance of bumpy, dimpled skin that is sometimes painfully referred to as ‘orange-peel skin’ or even worse…‘cottage cheese.’ Unfortunately for us girls, it’s much more common in women and as we know all too well from trips to the beach or pool, it most commonly appears on thighs, bums or stomachs, but this unkind culprit is not particular and it can also be found on other parts of the body and in men as well! It is all too common in our sedentary lifestyles (some studies show it that 8 out of 10 women have some amount of cellulite), but the good news is that this unpleasant condition is nothing to be too concerned about medically.
If you think of cellulite as a trapping of fat and toxins in the connective tissue network in the skin, it can offer a good visual for why our bodies become lumpy and bumpy where it once was smooth and taut. The image below from the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research shows us what we know intuitively….a thinner layer of fat over the underlying muscle yields a much smoother appearance than a bulkier cushion of lumpy fat cells laying on top of the smooth muscle tissue. I don’t know about you but thinner and smoother definitely gets my vote! Keep reading to find out what you can do!
Cellulite can be caused by many factors and because it can creep up on you slowly, it may be hard to know exactly what caused it. And it may simply be a result of modern life as we know it (you’d be hard pressed to find a cave woman with pockets of cellulite on her thighs!). While modern life may set us up with factors that contribute to cellulite such as eating processed foods packed with preservatives and refined sugars and salt, there are also genetic factors, lack of exercise and changes in hormones, diet, metabolism or life style that can also be the culprits.
While it is a prevailing medical opinion is that it is merely a “normal condition of many women,” don’t let that be your excuse for not taking action and doing something about it! It’s not ‘normal,’ healthy or pretty to have excessive fat stored beneath your skin, especially if it’s lumpy and filled with toxins!
Regardless of the cause, there are many things you can do to help win the battle against cellulite and as the years march on, you may find it more difficult to tip the scales in your favour…. so isn’t RIGHT NOW the best time for you to take action in the fight against cellulite? I know, I know….harsh words on a blog about beauty but what could be worse than feeling you have to keep covered up on a beautiful sunny day even if you have a sexy new beach cover-up? We want you “dare-to-be bare” and “beach body” confident so here are our top tips for chasing away this unattractive hindrance to bearing it all and having more body confidence, just in time for summer.
Note: You should always consult your doctor before undertaking a change in diet and exercise to make sure it’s safe and right for you.
freezeframe offers a host of products which are non-invasive, injection free alternative that should definitely be on your list of things to try before summer is upon us. With some cellulite treatments costing up to thousands of dollars for just one treatment, LIPOSLIM is a must-try solution! It’s a powerhouse formula containing not just one but several clinically-proven ingredients all at full-strength clinical levels for a kick-ass product sure to not only provide you with instant results but proven long term action as well! And here’s a bonus – it comes with a massaging head so you’ve got tips 6 & 7 covered in one!
So let’s get busy on the tips above and click below for more information on dare-to-be-bare smoother, firmer skin with freezeframe LIPOSLIM….
just in time for summer!
The key to reducing cellulite is to remove the accumulated toxins from your body and prevent the further buildup of toxins.
1. Hydrate Your Body and Flush Out the Toxins
Drink plenty of water every day. Sometimes it’s harder to do in cooler months but keeping really well-hydrated allows toxins to be flushed from the tissues. This is going to be especially important now that you’re committed to following all the other great tips below …… which leads us to tip number two
2. Eat More Fruits & Veggies
Up your overall antioxidant intake by increasing the number of fruits and veggies you eat each day. Choose carrot sticks for crunch instead of chips, hummus for a creamy alternative to cheese, and how about a natural sugar hit of apple slices with peanut butter as opposed to that 3 o’clock chocolate bar or Tim Tam fix? Vitamin C abounds in many fruits and veggies and since it is a skin strengthening vitamin and detoxifier, it helps build collagen and may improve the appearance of cellulite. It’s a key component in your skin health so make sure you’re getting 75 milligrams or more of vitamin C each day. It’s easy to do with just one or two kiwis or a cup of strawberries…yum!
3. Avoid Excessive Refined Sugar and Salt (and all processed foods!)
Refined sugar and salt are two of the demons on the ‘white nasties’ list of foods to avoid. While these are very much a part of the modern-day diet, they are non-essential additives which can cause fat cells to swell and general fluid retention which causes cellulite to look even worse! As if that’s not reason enough to quit! Yikes! Let’s ditch them today!
4. Alkalize Your Diet
One of the most important things you can do for your overall health and wellbeing is to alkalize your body with a great tasting, easy to use green drink. It will boost your energy, aid in cleansing and detoxifying your body, help curb your appetite and add more essential nutrients to your body. Your skin will love you for it and your cellulite might just seem to melt away! Sounds like a win-win-win to me!!
5. Move Your Body
Add it up…how many hours are you sitting each day? Driving, sitting in front of the computer or TV….It’s scary how little we move each day and the latest in health news is that sitting is the new smoking! It’s deadly for us causing a whole host of health concerns not to mention unsightly cellulite!! So come on girls (and boys)…..you know it’s good for you….and you know you feel so much better once you’ve done it…so just do it! Find your favourite way to move and just do it! Do you love to dance? Skip the gym and just close the curtains or blinds, put on your favourite dance music and boogie! Was the hula hoop, your favourite childhood toy (or am I showing my age?)! Your body doesn’t care what you choose as long as you move! Start with just 10 minutes and work your way up, aiming for 20 minutes or more of good aerobic movement! Guaranteed to send in the endorphins for a feel-good end to this story! Start today!
6. Get Regular Massages
One of this bloggers personal favourites! Talk about a sure-fire way to break down the built up toxins and move them to the lymphatic system to drain them away, massage is one of THE best beauty secrets. Not only does it reduce stress and help us relax more deeply so we can sleep more soundly, it helps gets all of our systems working more efficiently. Say no more….
sign me up! You definitely got my vote on this one!
7. Apply Caffeine Cream Directly on the Spot
Skip the invasive clinical options and opt for products that work. Caffeine creams work on the spot by breaking down fat cells, making skin look less lumpy and feel smoother. The caffeine actually helps to dehydrate the area where the cellulite is, tightening and firming the skin for a temporary smooth appearance.
The efficacy of this tried and true cellulite-fighting ingredient, coupled with an amazing array of clinically-proven actives that work both instantly and long term, is a winning combination that can be found infreezeframe’s LIPOSLIM. With 86% of women tested seeing dramatic results in just 56 days, you could be smooth and bikini ready in as little as 6 weeks!