Do Cellulite Creams Work?

Why do women have cellulite?

Why do women even have a need for cellulite creams? Men don’t seem to need it, unless they are grossly overweight. But, the truth is that cellulite treatment is a naturally occurring biological occurrence. It has nothing to do with how much you weigh, or your physical conditioning. In fact, in millions of women, cellulite begins to form and even show on a woman’s hips, buttocks and thighs when they are still only adolescents. Contrary to popular belief, men do have cellulite, although admittedly not as much as women, however it is a woman’s thinner skin that shows her cellulite more clearly.

Do cellulite creams work?

The answer to that question is better answered in degrees, in other words, how well do they work? First of all, there is no scientific evidence that supports any claim made that any cellulite cream works to even reduce the appearance of cellulite. In fact science will tell you that not even surgical means truly gets rid of cellulite. However, many women have reported the reduction of cellulite appearance with the use of some creams. Note that the creams do not reduce cellulite, only the appearance of cellulite.

Which creams work?

This depends upon the ingredients of the cream, not the manufacturer. Creams that contain caffeine seem to be the ones that receive the highest praise. Caffeine is a natural diuretic. This means that it naturally pulls water out. When it is applied to the skin it reduces the amount of water in the skin causing it to pull tighter. This reduces the appearance of cellulite with best cellulite treatment. This is of course only temporary, and if you use too much then you will make your skin too dry and it will begin to peel.

Another additive that has shown some results is retinol. Unlike caffeine, retinol penetrates the skin and increases collagen production. Collagen is a fibrous protein that is the principal component of connective tissue fibers. In other words collagen is the thick stuff that makes up skin, among other things. The important thing here is that, retinol causes more of it to grow, which in turn makes your skin thicker, which helps to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Once again the use of too much can cause the skin to redden and peel.Girl showing her legs without cellulite

Can creams get rid of cellulite?

Since there is no method to actually measure cellulite concentration, by extension, there is no way to measure how much topical lotion should be applied to reach the cellulite. This is the primary reason why most cosmetic companies focus their attention on firming and thickening the skin to reduce only the appearance of cellulite, rather than attempting to reach the cellulite through the many layers of skin, in an attempt to reduce its amount with a topical lotion. So too should consumers seek to camouflage cellulite with the use of creams, and not expect a topical lotion to remove something that although unsightly, is still a natural occurrence.