Many experts agree that cellulite can be genetic as well, because it is heavily affected by hormones. Women from the same family often have similar degrees of cellulite – so no matter your size, it is important to keep an eye out for early signs of cellulite and be proactive about keeping your skin and body healthy.
"Exercise is always recommended, but will not get rid of your cellulite because it is happening about a millimeter under the skin and the muscle is way deeper," says McCreery. However, reducing other fat stores and toning your body all around will make you look and feel healthier, drawing attention away from that pesky, pinching skin.
Endermologie takes massage to the next level. This is a type of mechanical massage that McCreery says "loosens the connective tissue, increases circulation, realigns the fat lobes and helps your body excrete the water retention." It is a temporary remedy, but has been proven to reduce the appearance of cellulite.
However, studies show that applying liquid caffeine to the skin can help boost metabolism and burn fat, but its efficacy of ridding cellulite is unknown. Some companies have even created pantyhose with caffeine worked into the fabric. The premise is that the liquid will be activated by body heat and rub off on the skin without the wearer having to even break a sweat (although that might be a more effective way to reduce the appearance cellulite anyway!).
In fact, creams and gels don't eliminate cellulite, but they can have other effects on your body that help hide cellulite or change the texture. For example, vitamin A-based products can help thicken your skin, so cellulite may not be as visible.
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