It's summer! The season of sun, sand, and... cellulite. The smaller the bikinis and shorter the shorts, the more those cottage cheese thighs make you sick--or at least, very uncomfortable poolside.
But don't worry, you're certainly not alone. Did you know that over 90% of women have cellulite? Even men can develop it. And because it's actually considered a skin condition, even skinny celebrities can suffer from cellulite. Knowing all this can help you cope, but you may still be unhappy when you look in the mirror. Here are some tips to help reduce the appearance of cellulite:
- Maintain a normal weight: heavier people tend to have more pronounced cellulite
- Quit smoking
- Reduce your intake of high-fat foods, salt, alcohol, coffee and highly processed foods
- Eat plenty of fiber
- Drink an adequate amount of water daily to cleanse your body of toxins
- Exercise regularly
Of course, following these rules can help, but they may not get you the results you are looking for. Cosmetic specialists have developed a number of light and radio-frequency devices that can diminish cellulite after repeated treatments. Have you heard of Velashape, SmoothShapes, or TriActive? All of these treatments are non-invasive, fast, and are designed to target cellulite. Click on the links to learn more, and visit DermaNetwork.org to find a provider near you.