Anti-cellulite Clothing Helps You Banish Fat

Posted: 2014-08-04

Anti-cellulite Clothing Helps You Banish Fat

 

If you have cellulite – those lumpy, bumpy, dimply areas of skin that often resemble cottage cheese or orange rinds – you’re not alone. Nearly 9 out of 10 women have some degree of cellulite on their thighs, buttocks, bellies and arms. Today, women spend upwards of  $12 million a year on anti-cellulite treatments ranging from fancy creams to risky surgery. With so many products and procedures out there, it’s downright dizzying to try and figure out what really works.

What exactly is cellulite? Cellulite occurs when pockets of fat push up against connective tissue underneath the skin. Hormones, lack of exercise, and diet all contribute to the formation of cellulite. This bane of many women’s existence is seen much less frequently in men. That’s because female skin tissue is thinner and less porous; therefore, when fat cells push up, they’re more noticeable.

While there is no known cure to completely banish cellulite, there are ways to help minimize its appearance, so you can don your bathing suit and head to the beach with confidence.

Anti-Cellulite Clothing

Capri leggings contain a bioceramic material that generates heat and helps break down cellulite cells.

 Elastic underwear pinches on the cellulite, exaggerating its appearance. Switch to non-elastic undergarments made of smooth fabric with an invisible edge. You’ll create even pressure on the skin, increase blood flow, and prevent fat from being pushed up and deposited in unwanted areas. Thongs and capri-length undergarments that reach just below the knee are also good choices.

Every few months, there's a new cellulite-reducing trend. Drainage massages! Lasers! Weird fat-blasting creams! But a prevailing rumor over the past few years claims that caffeine helps decrease fat lumps under the skin, which are actually caused by the way connective tissue interacts with subcutaneous fat (which all women have and need). Even very thin, fit people have cellulite, and some overweight people don't. It's mostly genetic. Anyway, no one's been able to prove that rubbing caffeine into your skin has any effect, but it sure sounds promising. Everyone knows that caffeine makes you feel more energized, right? So maybe your fat cells will get hopped up enough to burn themselves away?

A few years ago, wishful thinking and a few sketchy experiments led to a bunch of companies putting caffeine in lotions, serums, and even clothing.   "anti-cellulite" shapewear that claims the following:

• Anti-cellulite firm control thigh slimmer
• Slims tummy, hips, thighs and rear 
• nylon microfibers with microcapsules 
• Releases ingredients into your skin while you move 
• Fat-burning caffeine reduces appearance of cellulite 
• Ceramides restore and maintain skin’s smoothness 
• Retinol increases the firmness of skin