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Cellulite is among a woman’s worst nightmares. Unfortunately, it is the women who mostly suffer from cellulite problems. Many women have to deal with more than just the physical appearance of the unsightly uneven skin texture cellulite create while some have to deal with the emotional and psychological distress that accompanies these.
Just when you thought you’ve learned everything there is to know about cellulite, the skin specialists finally understand the root causes of these orange peels.
Just beneath the top layer of your skin are tough fibers that pull down on your skin and trap fat cells in. As the fibers become more desperate, the harder it pulls down on your skin and the tighter space it creates for the trapped fat cells. Meanwhile, trapped fat cells may continue to enlarge, and so space becomes even more uncomfortable.
The force of the fibers and the bulging trapped cells are what’s causing your cellulite to appear dimpled and rippled, respectively. To directly address the problem. Therefore, it takes a mechanism that cuts the fibers and frees up the fats to smoothen the skin’s appearance on the surface. It’s a mechanism that can hardly be fulfilled by any cellulite or firming cream, such as Avon cellulite cream.
Must you lose your hope on these products then?
Facts and myths about cellulite creams
Make better judgments about your cellulite cream by knowing the facts and myths surrounding these products:
Myth: Cellulite creams can vanish cellulite with regular use.
Most local product ingredients, regardless of the divine promises their marketers and manufacturers swear by to attract more buyers and loyal consumers, hardly make it past the skin’s surface layer.
Keep in mind that your skin is designed to be impermeable, waterproof. Unless the ingredients are tiny enough to penetrate its pores, even the most beneficial skin ingredients are put to waste, including those which cellulite creams are often formulated with.
Fact: Cellulite creams can cause temporary improvements in the appearance of orange peels.
In fact, the most useful improvements which you can derive from cellulite creams, including most Avon cellulite cream brands, is the instant skin plumping and smoothening you get from the time of product application. The effect can last up to a few hours.
Myth: Cellulite creams can address the root causes of your cellulite problem.
Since very few cellulite cream ingredients, perhaps only except retinoids, are known to have the ability to penetrate the skin, these products are hardly addressing the root causes of the problem, that is, tough fibers and trapped fat cells.
Fact: Cellulite creams combined with exercise can help slightly improve cellulite.
This combination can also contribute to preventing cellulite from becoming worse or, from showing up at all. Some firming creams and cellulite creams work by heating up your skin and enhancing the rate of fat metabolism which helps melt away and eliminate excess fats.
Myth: Cellulite creams are inexpensive alternatives to pricey cellulite reduction procedures.
Cellulite reduction products are among the most expensive beauty products available in the market. Just think about the minimal results you get and the continuous use it requires. When you sum it all up, these products are likely to spend as much as or even more than the cellulite reduction procedures available in the market today.
A BodyFX or Cellulaze procedure can easily cost anywhere between US$ 1,000 to US$ 5,000 depending on the severity of the cellulite and the size of the skin area that needs to be treated.
Fact: Cellulite reduction procedures are FDA approved. Cellulite creams are not.
Talk about efficacy, cellulite reduction procedures that have received FDA approval, namely, BodyFX, Cellini and Cellulaze are guaranteed to work. It does not mean that all cellulite creams don’t deliver, perhaps some do, it’s just that these products did not have to go through the rigorous process of getting the nod and certification of the FDA.
Cellulite creams are likely to provide instant, albeit temporary, improvements to your cellulite problems. Sometimes, it is the only solution people need but, if your cellulite bothers you so much then, now at least you know, you have other options available.
Cellulite: Causes and Prevention Tips