Even with body positivity and the acceptance of ourselves as we are enjoying more and more attention, many people would still rather at least reduce the appearance of their cellulite.
And, with summer’s heat, shorts and swimsuits finally here, they would rather reduce cellulite on their thighs than any other part of their bodies.
But are there cellulite treatments that can actually target where on your body you can reduce cellulite and its orange-peel effect?
Yes. No. Maybe.
Let’s clarify. Starting at the beginning, we all understand that there’s no long-term way to get rid of cellulite. It’s a perfectly normal and natural occurrence that about 90% of women and 10% of men experience.
But you can take steps to reduce its appearance. Cellulite is caused when the layer of fat that you have just below the skin's surface pushes out between the connective bands that attach the skin to the tissue below.
The basic way to reduce cellulite anywhere on your body is to reduce your body fat. The fewer fat cells there are beneath your skin, the less fat will be pushing against the underside of your skin, and the less noticeable your cellulite’s dimpling will be.
However, if you’re looking for a “magic pill”, or even a weight loss program, that will specifically rescue cellulite on your thighs, it doesn't exist.
3 Ways to Reduce Cellulite on Your Thighs
Fortunately, there are steps you can take to minimize the effect of cellulite specific to your thighs.
Lose Weight - OK. Yes, we just said that you can’t target weight loss to your thighs as a way of making your cellulite look better. But, if you do manage to healthily lose weight and maintain it, you will get much better results from your efforts to lower cellulite on your thighs.
Strengthen Your Thigh Muscles - No, you don’t have to bulk up like you’re going into a competition. But, if you include exercise as part of your weight loss program, choose exercises that focus on your glutes and thigh muscles, including squats, lunges and step-ups. As your muscles become strong and more toned, they can reduce the layer of fat that lies between them and your skin.
Wear Anti-Cellulite Shorts - Shapewear shorts, made with a revolutionary fabric, infused with tiny ceramic beads, exert a micro-massaging effect on the skin they cover, which includes your thighs and buttocks. The massaging effect stimulates blood and lymph flow.
In turn, that brings more oxygen and nutrients to your skin and removes more bacteria and toxins. The result is stranger, more toned and healthier-looking skin, and less cellulite.