Getting Rid of Cellulite

Q. Is there something we can do to make cellulite disappear from our legs? I have been suffering from cellulite and I want to know if there are any products that can diminish the appearance of cellulite. That is one of the reasons why I don’t wear shorts or skirts because you can tell cellulite is there.

-Cellulite Be Gone

A. Unfortunately, there is no clear or definitive way to getting rid of cellulite – yet. Until there’s a real fix, your best bet is to try one of the many temporary firming options available. There are creams that have caffeine and other formulations that require daily application and can give the look of slightly plumped, firmer skin. There is also hosiery from Hanes Silk Reflections that has Vitamin E to smooth skin or micro-encapsulated ingredients to help diminish the look of cellulite. And wearing hosiery on a regular basis works as a compression garment to help smooth the look of legs. Some women have some success with Endermologie that works as a deep massage and suction roller on the skin.

One of the best ways to create a better looking leg is to avoid eating too many sugary or salty foods. Physical trainers suggest lunges and squats along with better nutrition and exercise. As for clothes, opt for skirts that hit just below the knee and walking or Bermuda shorts that cover the thighs but end just above the knee. If you’re worried about bumps showing through your clothes, try wearing shaper garments like Spanx to keep things smooth and firm looking.

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from left to right: Bliss High Thighs Cellulite Fighting Serum, $35 at sephora.com; Bliss FatGirlSlim, $25 at sephora.com; Sephora Indulgences – Full-Caff Non-Fat Double-Whipped Body Blend Set, $28 at sephora.com; Hanes Body Enhancers No Hose®Firm Control Anti-Cellulite Mid-Thigh Shaper 3-Pk, $15.99 at onehanesplace.com; Spanx Power Panties, $25 at figleaves.com

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