Are you dreading the hot summer weather because you are worried about cellulite? Don’t worry – you’re not alone! The dreaded combination of cottage cheese thighs and shorts or bathing suits is enough to strike fear into the heart of any girl.
Cellulite can be embarrassing and difficult to get rid of. Many women are genetically predisposed to cellulite, so if your Mom suffered with it chances are you will have it too. Even women who are thin and have a normal body fat percentage can be plagued with cellulite since it has more to do with the structure of the fat itself and less to do with how much fat you actually have on your body.
One relatively new product on the market designed to combat the fat and smooth skin is a cellulite massager.
Cellulite massagers are small, hand-held devices that you use to stimulate blood flow and increase circulation in your problem areas. This helps to break down the cellulite, resulting in smoother, less dimpled skin.
Most of these massagers have a series of hard nubs or knobs that massage the skin. You use them either with plain body oil or with a specific cellulite cream and massage your thighs and hips, starting at your knee and working your way up. You should move the massager in circular motions and be sure to cover all areas of your legs and hips where you want to see a reduction in cellulite.
Some cellulite massagers are waterproof and can be used in the shower while others are for dry use only. There are number of different brands and models available in just about every price range. While more expensive models may be slightly more effective, cheaper models still can do a good job as long as they adequately massage deeply enough to increase blood flow to the area.
If you decide to try a cellulite massager it is important to keep in mind that the key to success is being consistent with it. You can’t just massage your legs and hips for a few days and expect the problem to go away immediately. However, if you stick with it and do it daily you will see a reduction in the appearance of cellulite and your skin will become smoother.
Many people report a visible difference in their cellulite within a week or two of starting treatment. Of course, results will vary depending upon your body and how well it responds to the treatment as well as how consistent you are with your massages.
All in all, though, cellulite massagers seem to be an effective way of combating cellulite and are much less invasive than many other available procedures. If you are plagued with cellulite you may want to consider giving it a shot to see if it can help you get the smooth skin you have been wanting. Then you’ll be able to look forward to summer instead of dreading it.