Do you have cellulite? Have you had it for a long time or has it appeared in the last few years? Most of us have it at some point in our lives. It’s estimated that up to 90% of women have cellulite somewhere on their bodies, compared to only 10% of men. I know, not fair! We have our estrogen to thank for that.
Contrary to what you may have been told, cellulite doesn’t appear only when you are overweight. We sometimes see cellulite on athletes and on thin women as well. The areas most cellulite-prone are the hips, thighs, butt, and stomach.
Pregnancy, weight fluctuations, hormone imbalances, skin elasticity, and poor collagen all can affect the amount of cellulite at any given time.
You may choose to live with it and that is completely fine. Actually, there is nothing wrong with cellulite and it isn’t unhealthy. Women choose to rid themselves of it mostly for esthetic reasons. You may want to look into smoothing the look of it so you simply feel better. And that’s ok.
There are no miracle treatments for cellulite, but cellulite-targeting creams on the market today can help tighten your skin and diminish the look of the orange peel look.
It may be confusing and somewhat overwhelming when shopping for cellulite cream. Remember that if they promise to completely rid your body of cellulite, they are probably not being truthful.
Topical creams, lotions, and gels can only do so much and cellulite is located deep under the dermis. What they CAN do is help tighten and firm the skin, helping to reduce the look of dimpled skin.
Some ingredients have been shown to help tighten the skin.
We’ve put together a list of the best cellulite creams out there today. Some are for specific areas while others are general use creams.
Cellulite Defence by Body Merry contains elements like caffeine and cayenne that both activate circulation. It also has menthol that cools your skin and feels great in the summer. Your skin will feel and look tighter, smoother, and younger.
Great for after sun
Strong distinct fragrance that may not appeal to everyone
Award-winning BodiFirm by Revision Skincare helps to improve the appearance of thin, crepey skin and can also help to improve the appearance of sun damage.
The cream restores hydration and helps support the skin’s moisture barrier making the skin smoother and healthier looking.
Body Toning Cellulite Program by Elemis is an exclusive 2-step detoxifying program that helps tackle stubborn cellulite by improving circulation and toning the skin.
The dry brush and firming moisturizer duo help reduce the appearance of cellulite and dimpled skin to reveal more refined, even-looking skin.
Natural cactus bristle brush
NIVEA skin firming and toning gel cream says it can help improve the skin’s firmness in as little as 2 weeks with regular use.
It contains Q10, CoQ10, L-Carnitine, and Lotus Extract that all help firm skin. It is a lightweight gel cream and is fast-absorbing, non-greasy, and light to the touch. It leaves skin feeling soft and supple.
Can be found in drugstores
Fragrance may not appeal to everyone
Another drugstore and very affordable cellulite cream is Palmer’s Firming Butter which combines Cocoa and Shea Butters, Vitamin E, Collagen, Elastin, Ginseng, and CoQ10. The cream helps soften skin and improve skin’s texture.
Clarins’ Body Fit claims to help target cellulite with its cream gel powered by 8 targeted plant extracts, including Organic Quince Leaf that firms, lifts, and streamlines thighs and hips.
Do you use cellulite cream? Have you used one in the past? What do you think about them? Will you be trying one that is on our list? Do you have a favorite one that you would like to add? Let us know in the comments below.
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