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How to Get Rid of Cellulite Fast

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Get the bottom line on what causes cellulite and how to stop it -- just in time for beach season. From ways to get rid of cellulite naturally to exercises that stop cellulite, we've got you covered.

The Truth About Cellulite

If you're seeing bumps on your behind, you're in good company: About 90 percent of women -- and virtually no men -- have cellulite, fat cells found underneath the top layer of the skin that have squeezed between bands of connective tissue, or collagen, attaching your muscle to your skin. While the structure of women's connective tissue is vertical (like mattress springs), men's collagen is angled, which means that fat cells don't push through and pucker as much. Dermatologists believe that poor circulation, which is primarily genetic (thanks, Mom and Dad!), can exacerbate the look of lumps. "When blood flow slows, collagen separates, allowing fat to come up to the surface of the skin, creating an orange-peel effect," says Howard Murad, MD, a FITNESS advisory board member and author of The Cellulite Solution.

This puckering can mess with your confidence: In a FITNESS survey, readers ranked cellulite as their number-one beauty bummer (above acne, frizzy hair, and wrinkles). Fifty-seven percent of women have worn clothing over their bathing suits to camouflage it, according to a study commissioned by Nivea. While there is no cure (sadly!), derms believe it's possible to temporarily camouflage bumps. So before you grab that sarong, here's the skinny on the latest potions that firm.

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potterss wrote:

It left my hanging. I already knew that cellulite is fat. Who doesn't. I was hoping that it would tell me how to get rid of it. I don't want to hear there in no cure because there is, it's called work your butt off. Burn the fat.

9/13/2014 09:16:49 AM Report Abuse
kellybright9292 wrote:

@Launa22 - As Martha said, you need to do specific exercises to stimulate the muscles, which help tighten the skin. You can even do these Symulast exercises from home. Here's a link to the guide again: -

9/10/2014 11:02:40 AM Report Abuse
kellybright9292 wrote:

Skincare companies want us to believe cellulite is a skin problem so they make more $$$

9/10/2014 10:55:20 AM Report Abuse
jennawaltons wrote:

The most important part in getting rid of cellulite is exercise and proper nutrition. If you want to get rid of the cellulite and get ready for the bikini season, I recommend checking out:

9/9/2014 05:09:16 PM Report Abuse
marthamay292 wrote:

There's a common misconception that cellulite is a fat or skin issue but this is completely false. It is in fact a muscle fiber issue and the only way to get rid of cellulite is through something called "Synergistic Muscle Layer Stimulation" or 'Symulast' for short. To anyone who wants to learn these specific Symulast exercises, there's an AMAZING guide by Joey Atlas and I cannot recommend it enough. Here's a direct link to the guide: -

9/5/2014 12:54:24 PM Report Abuse

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