Can You Banish Cellulite with a Cellulite Massager?

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Question: Can You Banish Cellulite with a Cellulite Massager

I have cellulite on my thighs. I've been exercising for the past 6 months, and I have yet to see a difference in the appearance of my cellulite. Summer's here, and I'm sad that I won't feel comfortable in my swim suit. I've heard about cellulite massagers, but do they work?

Answer:

Cellulite, it's a problem for many if not most women.  While you might think that it only affects you, you're entirely wrong; it is said that 85% of women have some cellulite.

 You can be old, young, fat, or thin and still have cellulite.  I know you said you're self-conscious about wearing your suit this summer, but please do me a favor the next time you're at the beach; look around! Women come in many shapes and sizes and as long as your confident in your suit, you'll look fabulous. That said, I know that cellulite is something that people want to avoid at all costs.  

Cellulite happens when the network of connective tissue strands, that are under your skin, aren't strong enough and fat begins to bulge through.  This creates the ripples or cellulite that we see on the surface of our skin.  Men are less likely to have cellulite than women since the connective tissue in women's skin is not as tight.  Hormonal changes, the color and thickness of your skin, and dehydration can all influence how visible your cellulite is and how much you have.

Anti-Cellulite Treatment Options

There are many cellulite treatment available from in-office procedures to creams, massagers, and scrubs.

 The number of options, not to mention all the promises made by the manufacturers, is enough to confuse anyone looking for a way to treat their cellulite.  Let's review the different options one by one:

  • Professional treatments:  there are lots of different and expensive treatments available that are done at medical spas that claim to get rid of cellulite.  These treatments vary with the method used.  Treatments include Cellulaze, Zwave, Vanquish, VelaSmooth, and endermologie. These treatments are usually quite pricey and results vary greatly.   

Cellulite Massagers

Certain types of massage especially a type called myofascial massage or a deep tissue massage may help break-up fat deposits under the skin and smooth the look of cellulite.  This is the idea behind using a cellulite massager at home as well.

Invest in a cellulite massager like The Body Shop: Cellulite Massager. This is a rubber massager with different shaped knobs that you'll rub onto your skin. What you'll want to do is to apply a massage oil or if you'd like, a specific cellulite removal lotion, but it's not necessary. Apply the oil on you problem areas and then massage with the massage for a good 5 minutes. Using this type of a massager will stimulate circulation deep under your skin and break down the cellulite bit by bit. It's not a quick fix, and it's not something that you can do for a month and quit. If you do this on a regular basis, you will see reduction in your cellulite.

Bottom Line:  You are welcome to try as many or as few of the anti-cellulite treatments as you like depending on your budget and schedule.  In the end one of the best ways to disguise cellulite is one of the easier (and less expensive) ways - use a self-tanner.

 The day before you go to the beach apply your self-tanner.  Your cellulite is be much less noticeable, and you will feel much more confident in your bathing suit.  

Updated by Hanah Tetro