Cellulite can't be completely cured, but it can be helped with diet and exercise. Wrinkles can be prevented with over the counter creams and treatments. Read on to find out more.
Cellulite occurs when the subcutaneous fat below your dermis begins to protrude outward, causing that cottage cheese or orange peel effect we call cellulite. Almost every woman has cellulite once she reaches a certain age, regardless of body type. This is because our skin gets thinner as we age.
Cellulite can't be completely cured, but it can be helped with diet and exercise. Increasing blood circulation helps reduce cellulite, as does weight training. Try walking a half hour three to five times per week, and start adding strength training to your workout regimen. Begin adding more fruit, veggies, fish, eggs and lowfat dairy to your diet. Avoid bread, starches, red meat and prepared foods.
Cellulite creams work by firming and tightening your skin temporarily. Rub a cellulite gel like Cellulite Shield into your problem areas vigorously, with firm, circular strokes. You can also use an all-over body firming lotion like Jergen's Firming Moisturizer. Other treatments include spa masks, laser treatments and lymphatic massage. These methods can be costly, painful and may not yield any visible results. We think you should combine diet, exercise and a firming lotion for the most long-lasting results.
As you get older, the skin on your face looses its elasticity as well, causing wrinkles. You can prevent wrinkles by wearing a moisturizer with sunscreen every time you leave the house. Fight existing wrinkles with creams containing retinol, hydroxy acids, coenzyme Q10, copper peptides and/or tea extracts. Most anti-wrinkle creams work by exfoliating and stimulating the growth of collagen and new skin. Other treatment options include salon facials and laser resurfacing.