Women since the beginning of time (slight exaggeration), has been asking the question, “How do I get rid of cellulite?” How do you get rid of cellulite on your thighs? … Arms? … Stomach?
And I’m afraid I have some bad news.
Are you ready? You might want to sit down for this one: The answer is you can’t. You can’t get rid of cellulite.
That’s right – throw away your cellulite creams, because those companies are just laughing at us all!
I saw an episode from Dr. Oz online recently and had to pass on the bad news, so don’t believe any miracle creams or gimmicks: there is nothing on the market that will help get rid of cellulite, despite it being a $3 billion dollar industry today. If anything, these creams and procedures only mask the surface of the skin temporarily, and they don’t last.
The problem with cellulite is that the cause is not on the surface – the fat cells swell as they suck in fat to grow larger, which causes the look and feel of cellulite. So to get to the root of the problem, you’d have to get to your fat cells! Dr. Oz also famously said it on Oprah: “You can’t put a cream on and get inside the fat cell.”
Sigh. I’ve tried cellulite creams in the past because I’m starting to get it, and while it made my skin look more “taunt”, nothing really helped. So this makes total sense to me.
Thoughts? Emotional outbursts? And while we’re on the topic of debunking some beauty myths, definitely also check out Can Pores Open and Close?