Beauty Q&A: What Causes Cellulite, and How Can You Get Rid of it?

Cellulite is caused by clumps of fat cells pushing up against surrounding fibrous connective tissue. Cellulite is not directly link to excess weight it is actually link to your hormonal changes. This is why even skinny women can sometimes suffer from cellulite. Because of this not much can be done at the moment to get rid of cellulite.

There are cellulite creams which actually contain the active ingredient, caffeine. Caffeine can tighten blood vessels, which can temporarily give skin a slightly smoother appearance; however this has no affect on the fatty deposits that cause cellulite in the first place.

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Endermologie is a deep tissue massage that is designed to break up fatty deposits. Endermologie is slightly more effective than using cellulite creams, however Endermlogie can cost about $150 per treatment, and this makes it very expensive. It can also be time consuming, some places insist you do 2 treatments per week, but most doctors say it is unnecessary to do so many treatments per week. Some dermatologist will suggest applying a topical retinoid everyday to thicken your skin, which can make cellulite less noticeable. You can also camouflage cellulite by apply self tanner as the colour can disguise the lumps.

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