6 Reasons You Have Cellulite (and the fix)

If you have cellulite, you know you’re not alone.

All you have to do is look around and you’ll see plenty of others who have the same lumps and bumps on their thighs that you do.

But just because you have this in common with millions of others doesn’t mean that you have to be happy about it!

Cellulite is one of the most-complained-about body issues, and that’s in part because it is just so hard to get rid of.

Some people say that once you have it, there’s not much you can do.

But is that true?

Can you get rid of cellulite with diet and exercise?

Or should you just accept it?

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What is Cellulite?

People think there is something special about cellulite, but the truth is that it is just fat, plain and simple. The reason that it looks different from other fat is all about where it is located.

Because of where it is located, it pushes against the connective tissue, and that pressure is what makes the dreaded ripples under the skin.

People can have cellulite whether they are old or young, fat or thin.

It happens more to women than to men, but that’s because of the way we store fat – not about the kind of fat that it is.

6 Things That Make You More Likely to Have Cellulite

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  • Not exercising or moving enough
  • Poor diet
  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Fad dieting
  • High body fat levels
  • Thickness of skin

Cellulite is a very hard thing to get rid of.

The only way to get rid of it permanently is to get rid of the fat under the skin.

Though losing weight can help, you need to remember that spot reducing is impossible. But if you build muscle in your legs while you reduce fat, you can make the ripples much less evident.

So exercise and fat loss can help reduce the look of cellulite. 

2 More Steps You Can Take to Hide the Ripples

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1. Many people use self-tanners to make their skin darker, and this does help a bit.

Why? It's because cellulite is much more visible on light skin than it is on dark skin.

2. There is some proof that massage can help get rid of cellulite.

The idea behind this is that when you boost blood flow to the area, you get rid of toxins and cut extra fluid that may be stored in the area. You can use a dry brush to massage the affected skin. This is a short-term solution, but it can work.

It works even better if you combine it with a product that breaks down fat and softens and smooths your skin.

One of my favorite ways to cut the look of cellulite is to use a scrub that includes ingredients known to break down fat and benefit skin health.

Here’s my recipe for a great cellulite scrub you can massage on in the shower each day, then rinse off.

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Yours in health and happiness,


P.S. Share this encouraging information with your friends so they know there is a way to lessen cellulite and please leave me a comment below. Have you tried this cellulite scrub yet?