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By: Robyn Moreno
“Cellulite, that detested orange peel found mostly on thighs and belly, forms when fat lodges into the network of muscle and connective tissue under the skin, and fat cells push against the surface,” says Dr. Jim Brady, a board-certified plastic surgeon.
If those lumpy fat cells are making you want to rev up your diet plan, adjust your expectations. Sadly, you can’t smooth over cellulite by losing weight. A “lack of blood flow keeps the fat kinda stuck there,” says Brady. “You can increase the flow by drinking plenty of water and minimizing dehydrating coffee and alcohol.”
A rubdown -- especially deep-tissue or lymphatic drainage massage -- will also help and will keep you nice and relaxed. You can get things moving yourself by massaging your skin with a dry brush.
Expensive caffeine-infused cellulite creams will only help in the short-term, says Brady, so don’t bother with those.
If you really want to aggressively fight the lumps, “you can also try treatments, such as ultrasound energy and laser energy, which go deep beneath the skin to stimulate the blood flow, profoundly lessening the appearance of cellulite,” says Brady.
Robyn Moreno is a proud Latina of Mexican-American heritage, and has co-written, and co-edited two Latino-centric books: Suave: The Latin Male, a fashion book about Latino style icons, and Border-Line Personalities: A New Generation of Latinas Dish on Sex, Sass, and Cultural Shifting, an honest and irreverent anthology about life as a modern Latina.