Cellulite is the dimpled skink that forms on common areas of fat deposits like the hips, thighs, abdomen and buttocks. When fat accumulates under the skin, it pushes up outwards while fibrous connective cords which bind underlying fat and muscles keep pulling downwards. This creates an uneven area on the skin’s surface. While cellulite is not a life-threatening medical condition, it does look unsightly. Cellulite affects women more than men.
Cellulite does not cause any symptoms other than the uneven, bumpy skin that can be severe or mild depending on the amount of fat deposits. Cellulite affects those who are overweight, older people whose skin loses elasticity, those who suffer from stress, use hormonal contraceptives or are inactive. Weight loss, eating a healthy diet and exercise are the best ways to get rid of fat deposits and cellulite. There are many creams that contain herbal extracts, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals which claim to get rid of cellulite.
Aloe Vera For Cellulite
Aloe vera is a perennial plant, native to many tropical and subtropical regions that contain thick, succulent, long leaves filled with a clear gel. This gel contains 99% water and 1% glycoproteins that can help to heal wounds and reduce pain and inflammation. It also contains polysaccharides that help to repair and promote skin growth. Aloe vera can be used as skin cream, lotion, gel, ointment, juice or capsules.
From the days of Cleopatra in ancient Egypt, aloe vera plants have been used for beauty treatments, to treat burns, cuts and wounds. As an herbal extract in cosmetic products, aloe vera is said to help reduce wrinkles, scars and blemishes. It has anti-inflammatory properties and aloe vera creams and lotions have been used successfully to treat a variety of skin infections like acne, psoriasis and eczema. The ability of aloe vera to penetrate the skin and help enzymes to get rid of dead skin cells, increase formation of elastin and collagen and help to rejuvenate skin cells means that it could benefit the treatment of cellulite.
Aloe vera has been used in the cosmetic industry for many years due to its hydrating, moisturizing and soothing properties. It is considered a useful ingredient in anti-cellulite products for it can reduce inflammation and improve hydration of cellulite affected skin cells. Aloe vera can be used both as a topical cream or supplement to treat cellulite.
Many experts suggest that the right diet can get rid of cellulite. A diet that is high in processed, refined and fatty foods will increase fat deposits, affect our metabolism and increase fat deposits causing cellulite to form. People with cellulite can begin to exercise and cut down on their consumption of these kinds of foods while increasing intake of healthy foods like fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean meat.
When purchasing an anti-cellulite cream, make sure you check its molecular weight. The molecules must be tiny enough so that it can get easily absorbed by the skin and be more effective. The ideal anti-cellulite cream must be < 500 daltons. There are many cosmetic creams that purport to dissolve fat. This is not true for only the body can break down stored fat through its own chemical processes. Applying aloe vera could improve circulation and therefore those with cellulite.
You can get a variety of aloe vera grooming products like exfoliants, bath gels, moisturizing lotions, suntan lotions, facial peals and more. Aloe vera body toner could be used to massage the body. It could firm and tone fatty deposit areas and minimize cellulite appearance.
There are several aloe vera anti-cellulite creams available at online and health stores. One such product is ‘Babaria Aloe Vera Anti Cellulite Cream + Caffeine 400ml’. This product is touted as being a breakthrough product that can get rid of unsightly cellulite in any area of the body. It contains aloe vera that can hydrate the skin, retain moisture and guards against attack by free radicals, bladderwrack seaweed that can improve skin elasticity, elastin that can uplift the skin, carnitin that improves fat metabolism and caffeine that has anti-oxidant benefits and can improve circulation and help with fat absorption. You can look for more such products at online stores like ‘Amazon.com’.
There is no particular dosage of aloe vera for cellulite treatment. There are many topical aloe vera creams that promote cell repair. Check labels if you purchase any topical aloe vera cream for cellulite treatment and always consult your doctor.
Topical aloe vera usually does not cause any side effects. However, it must not be used on deep and open wounds or burns. Those allergic to garlic, tulips and onions must not use aloe vera for it could cause allergic reactions like red eyelids, dermatitis and hives. Long term use of oral aloe vera is not recommended for those with intestinal problems, electrolyte imbalances, diabetes, kidney problems or hemorrhoids for it could interact with various medications. Make sure the topical aloe vera product you purchase does not contain anthraquinone for there are a few cases of people suffering from burning skin or contact dermatitis.