For women, cellulite (the dimpled fat beneath your skin) is the body’s way of storing fat for pregnancy, but how much you have depends on various factors such as genetic predisposition, age, rapid weight gain or loss, and the thickness of your skin.
According to the National Institutes of Health, simply eating a healthy diet with fruits and veggies so you don’t consume excess calories and fat, avoiding rapid weight gain and loss, exercising, and staying hydrated to prevent excess cellulite from forming, are the best ways to prevent it.
Heather Smith, owner of the Bella Fiore Day Spa in Denver, recommends a six-week holistic program combining exercise and a diet rich with fruits and veggies, plus massage and herbal creams. No controlled studies have proven the long-term effectiveness of anticellulite creams, but they can temporarily mask the appearance of cellulite by stimulating blood flow to the problem area.
For more information about cellulite, see Lymphomania: Eliminate Pain, Cellulite, Fat, and More and Coffee: Kitchen Cupboard Beauty Tips.
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