on Jan 21, 2008 @ 05:30 pm|
im sure this topic has been brought up before:)what really helps treat cellulite or stretch marks...or both:)im thinkn of going to the spa for something called endermologie...correct my spelling if it's wrong...anyone been?
|I need help too on Jan 22, 2008 @ 06:43 am|
I am afraid that we are out of luck. I guess stretch marks are like scars. Think i am scarred for life.
|my thoughts on Jan 22, 2008 @ 09:23 am|
The appearance of cellulite can be reduced by massaging the areas regularly (you can do this yourself). Cellulite soaks up a lot of water and the massaging action squeezes some of it out, making it less noticeable. Unfortunately, some people are simply predisposed to cellulite (it is worsened by weight gain, but even stick skinny people can have it if their genes dictate it) and stretch marks, so once they are there you have to work with them. There are cellulite creams that dehydrate the area (same principle as I mentioned earlier), but the cells will always rehydrate again and again so your upkeep will be life long. Try to maintain a healthy weight to minimize the accumulation, but do not drink less water to try to cheat the cellulite! This is a very bad idea for your overall health.
Stretch marks can be minimized by certain creams that speed healing, turning them from an angry cherry red stripe to thin silvery lines. These scars don't tan, so you should either use a self tanner lotion come summer time or not purposely sunbathe so the difference is not obvious. I have also heard that some laser procedures can be effective for reduction (and even removal?) but I've never tried or even researched them, so I can't comment on that.
We posted about cellulite and stretch marks on our site blog last spring. If you are interested, check it out.
|two things on Jan 23, 2008 @ 12:51 pm|
the two best things I found for reducing the appearance of cellulite are dry brushing and cycling. (not on an excercise bike - on an actual bike and riding up hills etc)