Let’s Bust Some Cellulite Headlines

Let’s Bust Some Cellulite Headlines - TheBlackPurple
Straight up: there is no cream, or seaweed or coffee grounds that, by themselves, will reduce or get rid of cellulite. We told you before that the notion of an easy fix for cellulite has spawned these myths and more. We decided to look at recent headlines we found online about cellulite reduction and cures, and point out exactly why they can’t deliver what’s promised. Before we begin, here’s a brief definition of cellulite and how it can be reduced. Cellulite is a wavy, orange-peel-like appearance on your skin, especially around the thighs and butt. It is caused by a layer of fat just below the surface of your skin being pinched by the connective tissue that keeps your skin in place. The only way to reduce cellulite is through the reduction of the fat layer beneath the skin. This can happen through a combination of healthy weight loss methods, including a balanced diet, proper nutrition and physical activity along with stimulating blood and lymph flow in the area utilizing anti-cellulite shapewear. In a nutshell: that’s it. That’s cellulite and how it can be reduced. Now let’s look at theses anti-cellulite headlines: “Does Kim Kardashian’s Pre-Workout Cellulite Trick Really Work?” – Yes, Kim Kardashian, like most people, has cellulite. It turns out her cellulite “trick” isn’t very tricky. She rubs three different oils on her body before she goes for her morning hike. One of them is called “Miracle Oil”, another “Elasticity Oil”. If KK has seen any reduction in cellulite, it could only have come from the rubbing action when she applied the oil. “How to Get Rid of Cellulite on the Butt” – It is impossible to “target” where you will lose weight on your body. Your best hope is that, by doing some butt exercises, and building up your glutes, when you do manage to lose weight all over your body, your butt may appear more toned because the muscle is closer to the surface of the skin. Anti-Cellulite Remedies That Work – Here are their so-called five remedies

1. Eat Cayenne Pepper

There are a number of reports and studies that say cayenne pepper helps weight loss by reducing your appetite (not an advisable weight loss tactic because you risk overeating later), boosting your metabolism and burning calories (the calorie burn is a result of the increased metabolism). Even if all this is true, cayenne peppers do nothing specifically to reduce your cellulite.

2. Dry Brushing

If it has any effect on your cellulite, it comes from stimulating blood and lymph flow beneath your skin. You’re certainly not “brushing” away anything.

3. Coffee Scrub

Ditto – it’s the rubbing motion that will produce an effect, if any. Caffeine may also tighten you skin, which can reduce the appearance of cellulite, but it doesn’t reduce cellulite.

4. Eat Boron

Apparently it balances your hormones. But it doesn’t get rid of fat, which is how you get rid of cellulite.

5. Drink Green Tea

The claim is that green tea “helps your body to burn excess fat and calories” (which, in this sense, are the same thing). If so, it’s not specific to the fat that is the reason for the appearance of cellulite.

Beware of the headlines. If anything sounds too good to be true, it is.


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