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Does anything actually work? 3 months, 3 weeks ago #24

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Hi, i'm always seeing these adverts for products and procedures to reduce or get rid of cellulite. I'm just wondering if any of them actually work?

I do have the odd bit of cellulite that i'd love to get rid of, but i'm scared of the liposuction type methods, so wanted something less invasive, however, also concerned that some of these over the counter remedies being touted on the television/newspapers and the internet wont actually be worth the money and effectively i'd be wasting it


Anyone got any recommendations about anything that works? or should i just forget about it?

Re: Does anything actually work? 3 months, 3 weeks ago #26

I don't have any experience with cellulite...yet . But I know that Bio-oil definitely is a miracle when it comes to stretch marks and other blemishes....so it could work for that too. Also, Palmer's cocoa butter formula is a fabulous cream to use. The thing that I often notice is that the products that have been promoted like crazy never really live up to their promises...and the ones that are more low-key are the best.

Re: Does anything actually work? 3 months, 3 weeks ago #34

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Personally I have found that detoxing then cutting out any kind of caffeine (esp soft drinks), and staying healthy within has slowly worked over the years for me (it gradually has become less prominent). There is a misconception that cellulite is a weight issue and that the bigger you are the more you have, but it is actually an internal issue with toxins, so the cleaner your body the less cellulite you will have. But for quick fixes, it has to be dry body brushing to get the circulation going and the toxins out and a good thick cream - regardless if it is a cellulite cream or not. I haven't used any special creams but I have def seen the difference with the detox and lifestyle changes.

Re: Does anything actually work? 3 months, 3 weeks ago #81

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Agreed - Palmer's is amazing. Their Skin-Firming Lotion (for "weight loss / pregnancy") is the best thing I've ever bought, and it's also dirt cheap!

I found Bio-Oil to be too harsh / heavy for some skin problems, but I have really sensitive / weird skin.

Try anything niacinamide-based! They are discovering more and more of its benefits (it is basically a B Vitamin), related to skin problems and anti-ageing. I used to work on behalf of a major beauty product corporation, and they just started adding niacinamide to almost EVERYTHING It's sort of a "miracle treatment" as it boosts general skin health and helps the skin fight back on it's own.
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Re: Does anything actually work? 3 months, 3 weeks ago #90

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i've never tried the Palmers - even when pregnant as i didnt believe the hype that it can help with stretch marks etc!


Think i need to try some of that, i dont have much cellulite, but i'd like to get shot of it

Re: Does anything actually work? 3 months, 3 weeks ago #100

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Personally, I'm of the opinion that it's the rubbing in action which gets rid of cellulite, if it does at all. I think that firm massage may help to move the deposits around your system, and therefore reduce the appearance of cellultie.

I don't for one minute believe that a miracle cream, applied outside, can selectively get rid of these deposits, of what are probably toxins in your bloodstream, on their own. Diet and exercise must play a part, whether we like it or not. I'd avoid going for the quick fix either way, avoid surgeons and potions, try a raw food diet and plenty of water and no caffeine.. see how you get on....
'We're all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars' Oscar Wilde

Re: Does anything actually work? 3 months, 3 weeks ago #104

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Exactly! I cannot stress enough how amazing raw food diets are. You don't even have to cut out cooked foods entirely - just cut back as much as you can, and focus on GAINING more nutrition through raw vegetables and fruit (you get so many more pure nutrients that way!)

I have been on a "green smoothie" diet for a while, and in addition to curbing hunger and improving skin health, etc. it also seems to help "smooth over" cellulite in my legs. I don't have very much at the moment, but as you get older it becomes inevitable. I think the diet of raw kale and spinach has just "kick-started" my overall health and getting rid of cellulite is just an extra bonus

That said, I think massaging / improving circulation as well as exercise is the "quickest" way to get rid of cellulite - after all, you are physically breaking down the fat through massaging.

Re: Does anything actually work? 2 months, 3 weeks ago #167

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cellulite is usually an effect on skin when you are growing rapidly and after pregnancy. In general, it can be experienced by everyone at some point of time. so here is the best tip to get rid of cellulite.
mix baking soda with water to a thick paste and add ground coffee powder to it. Apply it on the affected skin and gently massage well.
Do this every night by washing with this method. You can find results in 3 days. It worked for me and i will let you updated if i find such a working tip.
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Re: Does anything actually work? 2 months, 3 weeks ago #179

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PMG - I've always thought cellulite was a weight related thing, not a toxin thing! You learn something new every day
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